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  • Additional States: California and Florida
  • Company: Brain Injury Neurodevelopmental Consulting, LLC
  • Phone: (724) 944-7744
  • Cell: (724) 944-7744
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Education & Schools and Brain Injury Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Pediatric brain injury, personal injury, acquired brain injury, TBI, concussion, traumatic brain injury, school concussion policy, MVA, carbon monoxide, lead poisoning, near drowning, development, brain, school, education, transition, child, teenage, young adult, college, academic, special education


Doctorate in Education, specializing in educational neuroscience, Mind, Brain, & Teaching, Johns Hopkins University; Master's Degree in Education & Human Development: Transition Special Education & Brain Injury, George Washington University; Bachelor's degree in Education, Wittenberg University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Dr. Brenda Eagan-Johnson is highly specialized in a niche area of education & transition following pediatric child, teen, & young adult brain injury. She received her Doctorate from Johns Hopkins University specializing in Mind, Brain, & Teaching (educational neuroscience). Dr. Eagan-Johnson provides expert opinions regarding pre-& post-brain injury changes, what to expect in the future, and recommendations for support and services into adulthood. Dr. Eagan-Johnson investigates brain injury from a functional clinical & neurodevelopmental perspective. She identifies strengths & weaknesses in a child's cognitive, behavioral, socio-emotional, & learning skills by examining their home, school, & community activities of daily living following all severities of pediatric brain injury. Additionally, she excels in the field of return-to-school concussion management policies and procedures. Dr. Eagan-Johnson's investigation into daily function is a highly nuanced area that requires expert interpretation. Dr. Eagan-Johnson identifies if & to what extent a brain injury has impacted learning & behavior. Brain injury can affect skills that have not yet matured, depending on areas of the brain that were damaged & at what point in development. New cognitive or behavioral deficits can emerge as the child's brain develops over time. Dr. Eagan-Johnson determines the services required after a brain injury for optimal outcomes. She is skilled in the field of special education, brain injury school & community support and services, & proper identification of students who have been misidentified. She creates comprehensive education/transition plans for students into adulthood. Board of Governors: Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists under the Brain Injury Association of America, Board of Directors: International Pediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS), Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer-Advanced Practice NeuroRehabilitation, Teaching certifications: Elementary Education; Special Education; Reading Specialist, Executive Board: National Collaborative on Children’s Brain Injury, Well-Published: Brain Injury Peer-Review Journals, Presents regularly at the State, National & International levels, Conducts research in the field of brain injury, Multiple State & National Awards for her work in pediatric brain injury, Co-led the 1st National Concussion Return to Learn Consensus Dr. Eagan-Johnson investigates the following types & causes of brain injury: ◾ Traumatic Brain Injury (includes concussion) Common causes (NOT COMPREHENSIVE): – Abusive head trauma – Assault – Abuse – Falls – Firearm – Motor vehicle crash (includes bicycle) – Pedestrian accident – Sports – Recreation ◾ Non-Traumatic Brain Injury Common causes: – Aneurysm – Brain tumor – Leukemia – Stroke – Other cancers (late-term chemotherapy/radiation effects on the brain) Toxic injuries due to: – Carbon monoxide poisoning – Lead poisoning – Mold toxicity – Lack of oxygen (Hypoxia/Anoxia) due to: – Near drowning – Lightning strike – Electric shock – Overdose – Strangulation – Choking – Cardiac event – Heart attack – Diabetic coma – Blood clot – Bilirubin encephalopathy – Encephalitis – Meningitis – Long-COVID-19/Neuro-COVID-19 – PANS/PANDAS – Lyme Disease – Other viruses – Seizure disorder – Hydrocephalus