2013 HEATH NYTC Summer Newsletter

April 04, 2014

Please check out our 2013 HEATH NYTC Summer newsletter!! We have a wonderful article entitled, "Transition Planning for Students with Traumatic Brain Injury: What are the problems and how do we prevent them?", written by Jacqueline Smith and Theresa Sacchi Armstrong. The article provides an overview of brain injury, implications for transitioning youth, and recommendations for teachers and transition coordinators. Ms. Smith is in the final stages of a doctoral program in Applied Neuroscience and Special Education at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD). Her studies have focused on the long-term social outcomes for young people who have sustained brain injuries between the ages of 15 and 25. She is one of the faculty members who teach in the brain injury specialization of the Master of Arts in Transition Special Education at GSEHD. Ms. Armstrong is a currently works as Research Associate to GSEHD, Coordinator of the Building Schools’ Capacity to Serve Students with Brain Injuries Project, and a Doctoral student in the Applied Research in Special Education Program at GW. Her special education experiences span from pre-school community programs through college teaching. She has developed several school-to-work transition programs in inner city school districts, worked as transition coordinator and intervention specialist at Deer Valley Unified School District, in Phoenix, Arizona, and also as the State Transition Specialist for the Arizona Department of Education. In addition to our article, we have information on new transition materials, conference and webinar opportunities, new scholarship opportunities, and websites to add to your favorites!! Happy Readings!!