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School of Education and Human Development

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Certificate

This certificate is offered as a cohort, through our partnerships with three Colorado School Psychology programs. If you are interested in this certificate, please e-mail us.

It is important that school psychologists are educated and prepared to effectively address the educational challenges presented by students (birth to 18 years) with traumatic and acquired brain injury. The Specialization in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury for School Psychologists certificate meets this challenge by offering a carefully structured and evaluated course of study and supervised practica. The required courses will ensure capacity to provide key services in brain injury consultation, student centered planning and positive behavioral supports, team development, systems change, and applied research.

The certificate consists of four courses, totaling twelve credit hours, and may be earned in two years. All credits may be applied toward a UC Denver EdS degree in School Psychology.

All courses are three graduate credit hours. Tuition for each course is $349/credit ($1047/course).

For more information, please contact Dr. Franci Crepeau-Hobson at Students will be interviewed prior to admittance.

Courses Preferred Sequence & Term Offered
SPSY 6000: BrainSTARS: Brain Injury – Strategies for Teams and Re-education for Students
This interdisciplinary course provides a knowledge base in Traumatic Brain Injury in children utilizing foundational learning experiences in sources of brain injury, various sequelae, interventions, educational modifications, IEP development, and resources for educators and families of children with TBI.
First – spring
SPSY 6020: Consultation and Leadership in TBI
This interdisciplinary course focuses on consultation, teamwork, and leadership strategies needed for providing family-centered, culturally competent, community-based services for children with traumatic brain injury and other disabilities and their families.
Second – summer
SPSY 6040: Applied Research in TBI for School Psychologists
This seminar focuses on the development of skills in conducting applied research with children and youth who have suffered a traumatic brain injury and addresses the need for school psychologists to develop & interpret research designs used for applied research.
Third – fall
SPSY 6935: Practicum in Evidence-Based Interventions: TBI Focus
Practice implementing interventions with children and youth with a variety of behavioral, learning, and emotional problems related to traumatic brain injury. Includes special emphasis on identifying and implementing evidence-based interventions including the BrainSTARS curriculum and consultation methodology, under supervision.
Fourth – spring

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