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    Transitioning Home: Considerations & Strategies to Support Ongoing Success: Professional Development Series

    October 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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    Program Description:

    The needs of people and caregivers following a brain injury extend beyond the walls of the hospital. The transition home is a challenging time as a new normal is discovered and accepted, and can be particularly difficult for those with severe cognitive impairments or aphasia. This presentation will discuss the need for holistic and tailored education for those transitioning home, and include practical clinical strategies to provide to patients and caregivers, helping them to support ongoing success.


    Participants will be able to state challenges for survivors and caregivers during the transition from hospital to home

    Participants will be able to state factors that impact a patient’s perception of success or failure during the transition from hospital to home

    Participants will learn how to help facilitate a positive transition from hospital to home

    Participants will learn ways to target functional goals for language and cognition in the home environment


    About the Presenter:

    Jessie Preston MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
    Speech Pathologist at Rochester Regional Health and Clinical Educator at Nazareth College

    Jessie Preston is a speech language pathologist with 14 years experience working with pediatrics and adults with a variety of diagnoses. Jessie previously worked in an acute rehabilitation unit specializing in treating individuals post brain injury and stroke. She currently provides home care services for both pediatrics and adults in addition to serving as a clinical educator for graduate level students in an on-campus clinic. Jessie is passionate about providing services for individuals with neurological impairments across the continuum of care. Jessie received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from SUNY Geneseo and currently lives in western New York with her husband and two children.


    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, Goldblatt and Associates, for their support in underwriting this program.


    October 14, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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