Introduction to Concussions (Part 1)

What They Are and When to Call Them Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

This is an introductory session on identifying concussions and when to call them traumatic brain injuries. 75-95% of brain injuries do not result in loss of consciousness but could still be concussions.

Participants Will

  • Identify concussion symptoms
  • Identify considerations for TBI assessment for special education

Intended Audience

  • School Psychologists
  • School Counselors
  • 504 Plan Coordinators
  • School Nurses


Thursday, February 16th, 2023, From 3:30pm - 5:00pm


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About the Trainer

Natalie Jocic, M.S., LEP, ABSNP is a school psychologist with CA Department of Education's (CDE) Diagnostic Center of Northern CA (DCN). Her background is in early childhood education, and she has been a district-based school psychologist and program specialist before transitioning to Diagnostic Center ten years ago. She has had the opportunity to be part of CDE's Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup, present at various national and state conferences, and to coach school district staff for their counseling enriched programs, autism programs, and best practices for cognitive assessments.