Amy Goddard - Return to Learn Following TBI: The Role of the School-based Speech-Language Pathologist

Amy GoddardAmy Goddard, CBIS is the Brain Injury Specialist at the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Special Education Unit. She assists students and families transition from the medical to educational setting following traumatic brain injury. She also provides professional learning and support to school districts on issues related to students with neurodiverse disabilities. She coordinated the development of the recently released REAP Concussion Management Program, a return to learn protocol for students. Amy enjoys working at the state level helping all Arkansans with disabilities have better outcomes through connected care and improved access to services. She held appointments on the Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force and the Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities and currently serves on the Trauma Advisory Council. Amy’s research interests include multi-tiered systems of support, brain injury, assistive technology, and school-based practice. Amy and her husband have three sons and live in Cabot. She enjoys running, traveling, and riding horses in her free time. 


Thursday, October 14 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Return to Learn Following TBI: The Role of the School-based Speech-Language Pathologist 
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a high incidence medical event in children and youth. TBI often causes an interruption in development, particularly in the areas of cognition, language, and social-emotional regulation. Many children and youth return directly to school post-TBI. The transition back to school or return to learn requires coordination and collaboration between the medical and educational systems of care. The speech-language pathologist plays an essential role in this transition.



Financial Relationships:

  • Dawson Education Cooperative Salary

Non-financial Relationships:

  • Trauma Advisory Council Committee Member
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