The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey offers comprehensive webinars on a variety of topics designed to provide you with valuable information, strategies and resources that can assist you. All webinars are free and open to the public.
If there is a webinar that you are unable to attend, you will be able to view the presentation within two weeks of the live broadcast. Click here to visit the Webinar Archive.
Discharged from Rehab: Now What?
Presented by: Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital
Connie Domingo, MD, FAAP, FAAPM&R
Tiffany Forest, MSW, LSW
Jennifer Goldman, MA, CCC-SLP/CBIS
Maria Arlyn Gonzales, RN, BSN, CRRN
Katlyn Kristeller, PT, DPT
Alexandra Poporad, MS, OTR/L, CBIS
Jessica Redecker, RN, BSN
About Connie Domingo, MD, FAAP, FAAPM&R: Board certified as a Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, Dr. Connie Domingo has been with Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital since 1999. As the Medical Director, she is in charge of all the clinical management and therapy prescriptions for children/adolescents served at Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital. She graduated from UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her training at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Domingo served as Chief Resident for Pediatrics and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and received accolades, including Temple University Hospital’s PM & R Resident of the Year Award and Albert Einstein Medical Center’s Student Teacher Award in Pediatrics.
Dr. Domingo´s areas of expertise include pediatric traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spasticity, pain management, neuromuscular diseases, and sports medicine. She is on staff as a consultant physician at Shriner’s Hospital, Cooper University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She has recently been recognized by her peers by being selected “Top Doctors for Children’s Health 2017” in the Inside Jersey Magazine.
Goals of the webinar:
- – Understand medical complications and follow up with specialists
- – Discuss the transition back to home/community
- – Review transitioning back to school
- – Examine financial and supportive services in the community
Sex and Intimacy After TBI
Presenter: Tina M. Trudel, PhD
Dr. Trudel is the CEO/Clinical Neuropsychologist with Northeast Evaluation Specialists, northern New England’s largest provider of outpatient neuropsychological and functional capacity evaluations. She previously was COO of a national continuum of brain injury centers for civilians and service members, including as Site Director of the DVBIC program in Charlottesville, while Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UVA Medical School. She previously supervised post-doctoral neuropsychology fellows at Dartmouth Medical School, and contributed over 50 publications to the field, including co-editing the Essential Brain Injury Guide core text for ACBIS certification. She received BIAA’s 2008 Founder’s Award for her work and advocacy in brain injury rehabilitation.
This webinar provides:
– A discussion of aspects of sexuality after TBI, as changes in sexual functioning and satisfaction are common.
– Explore how sexual expression occurs in the context of intimate relationships, where aspects of intimacy may be affected by depression, cognitive changes, memory loss and other factors that may occur post-TBI.
– New ideas and promote interest regarding better integration of sexuality into the post-TBI rehabilitation and life experience.
IEP Strategies for the Student that Sustained a Brain Injury
Presenter: Joanne Plescia, PhD
Joanne Plescia, PhD received her Masters in Counseling at Lehigh University, and her Doctorate in Psychology from Texas Tech University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in New Jersey and Delaware, and is a school certified psychologist in New Jersey. Dr. Plescia also has a private practice, working with families, students and parents. She also served on New Jersey Governor Christie’s ‘Committee on Brain Injury Recommendations.’ Dr. Plescia has served as a Special Services Director in public school districts in New Jersey for over 20 years, holding both a Supervisor and Director certification. Dr. Plescia currently is an administrator in Collingswood Public Schools District, where she is actively involved in creating and growing both pre-vocational and vocational programming for students with special needs.
This webinar provides:
– Information about becoming a meaningful member of the Individual Evaluation Plan (IEP) and fairly determining a child’s needs.
– Identify how parents can monitor and report their child’s progress and/or difficulties.
– Provide an analysis of potential post-secondary opportunities where parents, district, and student must work together to create a plan for transitions.
Pediatric Brain Injury
Presenter: Drew Nagele, PsyD, CBIST
Executive Director, Beechwood NeuroRehab
Drew Nagele, PsyD, CBIST, is the Executive Director at Beechwood NeuroRehab, with over 30 years experience in the brain injury field. Dr. Nagele currently serves on the Children & Adolescents Committee of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, and is on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of America. He is the former Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Director of Acquired Brain Injury Program Development for NeuroRestorative. Additionally, Dr. Nagele is a faculty member of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
This webinar provides:
– An overview of pediatric brain injury, including symptoms, consequences, and prevalence in New Jersey and nationally.
– Information about how pediatric brain injury, mild to severe, affects development.
– Analysis of the after-effects of pediatric brain injury that may lead to risky behavior, which can continue into adulthood.