Contact Information

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

General Specialties:

Education & Schools and Brain Injury Medicine

Specialty Focus:

Pediatric brain injury, personal injury, acquired brain injury, TBI, concussion, traumatic brain injury, mild-severe, MVA, carbon monoxide, lead, poisoning, near drowning, development, brain, school, education, transition post-secondary, child, teen, young adult, K-12, college, academic, 504 Plan

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 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. 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. School-based pre- & post-brain injury investigation is a nuanced area that requires expert interpretation. Dr. 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. Johnson determines supports & services required 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 LCPs. Adjunct Instructor: George Washington University's Graduate School of Education & Human Development teaching a course on brain injury, 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, Founding member: National Collaborative on Children’s Brain Injury, Well published: Brain injury peer-review journals, Presents: State, national & international levels, Multiple state & national awards for work in pediatric brain injury, Co-led: 1st National Concussion Return to Learn Consensus