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The purpose of the poster presentation is to increase the present knowledge regarding the process of school-based reintegration for children and adolescents who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. As children and young adults spend an average of 32 hours per week in the school environment, parents, educators, and rehabilitation professionals are ideally positioned to collaborate with one another to facilitate the reintegration process and enable students to return to their primary occupations of educational participation, social participation, play, and leisure. The presentation includes information from the development and implementation of a program for parents, families, and educators of those involved with pediatric brain injury clients. The program explored and aimed to remedy the knowledge gap among parents and educators about the process of returning to a school environment following a neurological incident by providing educational modules and resources including general information on brain injuries and school-based reintegration, available school-based supports, school-based interventions, parent and educator guidelines to reintegration, and frequently asked questions for parents and educators. The program and presentation emphasize the unique position of occupational therapists and school-based personnel during the reintegration process and highlight their distinctive roles and contributions to easing the transition and return to a school environment.

Publication Date

Spring 4-2024


University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences


School-based reintegration, Pediatric traumatic brain injury, Pediatric TBI, Reintegration, Educator guideline, Parent guideline

Medical Subject Headings

Traumatic brain injury, Children, Adolescents, Parents, Students, Occupational therapists, Pediatric brain injury


Early Childhood Education | Elementary Education | Occupational Therapy | Secondary Education | Special Education and Teaching


Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on April 10-17, 2024.

Classroom Reintegration for Children and Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injuries