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Brain Injury Leadership /BrainSTEPS Team


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BrainSTEPS - a consulting program assisting Colorado schools in supporting students with acquired brain injury. The BrainSTEPS Program was created to build a bridge connecting the medical, rehabilitation, education sectors and families following student (K-12) acquired brain injury (ABI). ABIs can cause cognitive, physical, socio-emotional, and behavioral impairments that impact classroom performance and learning. In 2007, the Pennsylvania Department of Health established the BrainSTEPS Program to address this issue. BrainSTEPS consulting teams support school teams in the development and implementation of educational plans following student ABI.   BrainSTEPS CO was created in 2016 and is implemented by the Department of Education with funding from MINDSOURCE Brain Injury Network within the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Vision:  The San Juan BOCES BrainSTEPS team, in partnership with the SJBOCES and the districts it serves, will ensure that students with congenital, acquired, or traumatic brain injuries will be understood and supported via the building blocks of the brain model.

Mission: The San Juan BOCES BrainSTEPS team consults and provides resources to schools and families to support students with brain injuries by referral, evaluation, identification, intervention, and transition support throughout their educational careers.

San Juan BOCES BrainSTEPS Team - a multidisciplinary team of professionals trained in identification and intervention for students with suspected TBI; consultants to the school-based teams, families, and students we serve in our region.  

Click here to access The SJBOCES BrainSTEPS referral form 

Click here to access BrainSTEPS Colorado referrals

Flow Chart of Referral Process to access Brain Steps Team

Brainsteps team members

Laura Dimond-Speech/Language Pathologist,  Raleigh Cato- School Psychologist, Janis Milliet- Physical Therapist, Lorrie Murdoch- Physical Therapist, Libby Guilfoyle-Occupational Therapist  

Not pictured: Erene Cobb- Occupational Therapist, Cathy Holland- School Social Worker, Mike Plansker- Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Morgan Barnes- School Nurse (Pagosa)