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    Implementing Early Caregiver Education into the Inpatient Brain Injury Program

    April 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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    Professional Development Webinar Series: Implementing Early Caregiver Education into the Inpatient Brain Injury Program

    Program Description:
    Caregiver education is an important factor in any inpatient rehabilitation program, especially within a brain injury program. Because brain injuries occur suddenly, family members are often not prepared to assume caregiver roles at discharge.

    The Sunnyview Rehabilitation Brain Injury Team prioritizes interdisciplinary early caregiver education to prepare families to care for their loved ones. This consists of in person or virtual education sessions and in person, hands-on training. Their goal is to give families and caregivers the tools and education they need to feel empowered to safely care for their loved one at home.

    During this presentation, effective processes and timelines for implementing caregiver education will be explored, including communication techniques, examples of education handouts, and current evidence for best practice.

    About the Presenters:

    Emily Steenburgh Headshot

    Emily Steenburgh, MS OTR/L, CBIS, ATP is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and Assistive Technology Professional. She has been employed as an occupational therapist at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in the brain injury unit since 2015.




    Rebecca Grondin Headshot


    Rebecca Grondin, MS, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist for seven years. She has worked across the inpatient and outpatient settings, primarily within the neurologic populations. Rebecca was team leader of the brain injury unit at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital for the last three years, and is now a per diem therapist at Sunnyview and St. Peter’s Hospital.


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    BIANYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions as a provider for continuing competencies in the following areas: Social Work (#0539), Physical Therapy/ PT Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologists, Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) and Occupational Therapy/ OT assistants.  We also provide CBIS continuing education credit and Certificates of Attendance.

    The Brain Injury Association of New York State thanks our Professional Development Series Presenting Sponsor, Harding Mazzotti, LLP, for their support in underwriting this program.


    April 19, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm