• The BrainSTEPS (Strategies Teaching Educators, Parents, and Students) Brain Injury School Re-Entry Consulting Program assists Pennsylvania schools in creating educational plans for students following acquired brain injury.  Acquired brain injuries (ABI) are brain injuries that occur after birth and include both traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and nontraumatic brain injuries (nTBI).

    After a brain injury, students may return to school with temporary or lifelong impairments that have a significant impact on classroom performance.  BrainSTEPS has been designed to consult with school teams and families in the development and delivery of educational services for students who have experienced any type of acquired brain injury.  BrainSTEPS assists schools in building their capacity by serving as brain injury consultants to the school districts and teachers of these students.

    BrainSTEPS supports school districts in the following ways:

    BrainSTEPS wheels   Identification of students with traumatic and nontraumatic brain injuries

    BrainSTEPS wheels   School re-entry planning

    BrainSTEPS wheels   Intervention selection and implementation

    BrainSTEPS wheels   Educational plan development

    BrainSTEPS wheels   Concussion management for return to academics

    BrainSTEPS wheels   Teacher Training, peer training, family training

    BrainSTEPS wheels   Ongoing, annual monitoring until graduation

    BrainSTEPS wheels   Family support and resource sharing

    BrainSTEPS wheels   Awareness training to medical, rehabilitation, and community facilities.


  • RIU6 Contact Information

    For more information, contact:  Bethany Lively (814) 226-7103, ext. 5217