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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Helping a child with brain injury find success and self-esteem

A child with brain injury frequently faces learning challenges and problems in self-esteem, often requiring significant extra assistance from families, teachers, and health care professionals to help them succeed. In this course you learn about brain injury and recovery, and how residual injury may impact future learning. We discuss such frequently asked family questions as, Why is my child struggling so much with memory and with finding his words? Why does my daughter spend so much time crying or being mad? Is my boy now mentally retarded after his accident? How soon will my child stop recovering from their injury? What lies ahead in my child’s future when they are adults?

Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Ken Bleile

Ken Bleile is a university professor, a licensed clinician, and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Bleile served twice as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and is the former Chair of ASHA’s International Issues Board. Dr. Bleile is a recipient of the ASHA’s Multicultural Board’s Diversity Champion Award and the State of Iowa’s Regents Scholar Award for excellence in teaching and scholar-ship. Dr. Bleile is the author of two best selling books on speech sound disorders and of numerous articles and chapters on speech acquisition, phonological disorders, and neurological development.

Course Outline

This course examines the challenging, sometimes sad topic of caring for a child with brain injury. The course is interactive and based on real children. The discussion of neurology is largely non-technical. The morning topic is brain injury and recovery, and the afternoon topic is new learning after a brain injury.

Course Objectives

In this course, you learn:

  • How a focal head wound becomes a diffuse brain injury
  • How to measure consciousness
  • Ways a consciousness scale can organize treatment
  • How to help a child with neurological agitation
  • Ways to help a child with a brain injury avoid a second brain injury
  • Why problems with higher cognitive functions influence all types of learning
  • How to distinguish agitation from anger
  • Ways promote a child’s self-esteem
  • Which information best predicts a child’s future as adults
Who Can Benefit?

This course is for teachers, clinicians, and students in disciplines who help children with brain injury in hospital, community, school, and vocational settings.


“The best! Dr. Bleile does an amazing job of making sure everyone is engaged in and truly learning the material.” - Anon conference attendee, 2018

“He is able to explain a concept in an understandable way and show how to apply it to your work.” - Anon conference attendee, 2019

“He is always willing to answer questions when asked. He really does a great job applying the information to real life.” - Anon conference attendee, 2019

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) per pax
30 Jun 2021 450
Normal Till Full 520