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  • Company: Brain Injury Neurodevelopmental Consulting, LLC
  • Phone: (724) 944-7744
  • Cell: (724) 944-7744
  • Website: www.brendaeaganjohnson.com
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Education & Schools and Brain Injury Medicine

Specialty Focus:

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

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:

20+

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 investigates brain injury from a functional neurodevelopmental & clinical perspective, looking at cognitive, behavioral, socio-emotional, & learning skills by examining a student’s 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. School-based pre- & post-brain injury investigation is a 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 behavior deficits can emerge as the child's brain develops over time. Dr. Eagan-Johnson determines supports & services required after a brain injury for optimal outcome. She is skilled in the field of special education, brain injury school & community supports, services, & proper identification of brain injury in students at school who have been misidentified. She creates comprehensive education & transition plans for students into adulthood. Adjunct Instructor: George Washington University's Graduate School of Education & Human Development teaching brain injury coursework since 2015, Board of Governors: Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists under the Brain Injury Association of America, Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer, 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, Multiple State & National Awards for her work in pediatric brain injury, Co-led: 1st National Concussion Return to Learn/Return to School Consensus