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West Seneca offers training to recognize brain injuries

Helping school staff recognize the signs and symptoms of brain injury is one of the goals of a training session sponsored by the West Seneca Teachers’ Center.

A training coordinator from the Brain Injury Association of New York State will conduct the session,.

The coordinator which will provide an overview of brain injury in all children, not just student athletes, assist school staff in recognizing the signs and symptoms of brain injury and help school staff respond appropriately and assist with the student’s recovery process using a team approach, the REAP Protocol: Reduce, Educate, Accommodate and Pace.

Training also will identify teaching strategies and classroom accommodations that can assist with the student’s recovery, and identify free resources available to children, their families and school personnel, including the statewide FACTS program.

The training session will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 21 at West Seneca West Elementary, Room 203B, 1397 Orchard Park Road. For more information or to register, contact Kristen Frawley at wstc@wscschools.org or 677-3247.