Academic and Psychosocial
Issues among College Students with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Presented by Allison Clark, Ph.D. and Mary Kennedy, Ph.D..
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About the Training
Presenters Allison Clark, Ph.D., with Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Brain
Injury Research Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann, and Mary Kennedy,
Ph.D., with the Speech-Language-Hearing Science Department at the
University of Minnesota will be on hand to discuss “Academic
and Psychosocial Issues Among College Students with TBI”.
Session topics will include:
- What are the concerns and experiences of college students with
- How do changes in cognition and social development impact students'
- What services are currently available to students?
- What do students with TBI need in order to be successful in
About the Presenter
Allison N. Clark, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department
of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine,
and Investigator at the Brain Injury Research Center at TIRR Memorial
Hermann. A clinical neuropsychologist by training, Dr. Clark has
clinical expertise in treating adolescents and adults with all
types of acquired brain injury in a post-acute setting, with particular
attention to cognitive and emotional difficulties. Dr. Clark is
the Principal Investigator of a NIDRR-funded Field-Initiated Project
investigating the effectiveness of a group cognitive-behavioral
intervention for depression after traumatic brain injury. She is
also the Director of Training for the NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation
Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Developing Strategies to
Foster Community Integration and Participation for Individuals
With Traumatic Brain Injury, and a Co-Investigator for the Texas
Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of TIRR. Other current projects
include the development of educational materials for college educators
and the development of online workshops on the use of evidence-based
cognitive compensatory strategies.
Mary R.T. Kennedy, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Speech-Language-Hearing
Science Department at the University of Minnesota , Twin Cities.
She has over 30 years of clinical and research experience working
with individuals with cognitive and communication disorders as
a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dr. Kennedy has published
and presented widely on these topics in both peer reviewed scientific
journals and publications aimed at translating evidence into practice.
Her research has been funded by grants on the executive functions,
language, and metacognition of survivors of TBI and the academic
impact of these impairments. Current projects involve translating
research evidence into practical assessment and instruction techniques
that support individuals with TBI as they transition back to college.
Dr. Kennedy chairs the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders & Sciences
(ANCDS) committee that systematically reviews research evidence
and develops practice guidelines on managing cognitive and communication
disorders after TBI. Recently, she completed a term as President
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