• Brain Injury ISIG
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Task Force

    Pediatric and Adolescent Task Force

    Meet us in Atlanta! ACRM Conference Fall 2017

    FRI 27 OCT  7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: BI-ISIG Pediatric-Adolescent TBI Task Force Meeting     REGISTERED YET?



    The Pediatric-Adolescent Task Force is comprised of multiple disciplines collaborating to improve the lives of youth with TBI.  We currently sponsor the Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Brain Injury Symposium, a symposium held annually at the ACRM conference. This year Dr. Shari Wade will be speaking on the topic of the family in pediatric TBI.

    The Task Force welcomes new members who are interested in pediatric brain injury.



    Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa

    Julie Haarbauer-
    Krupa, PhD

    Drew Nagele

    Drew A. Nagele,
    PsyD, CBIST



    1. Models of Care Paper
      A paper describing currently available literature and practices.  For more information, please contact Dr. Julie Haarbauer-Krupa
    2. Needs Assessment Survey conducted with ACRM and NCCBI
      For more information, please contact Dr. Drew Nagele
    3. Systematic Reviews/ Developing scientifically sound systematic reviews
      For more information, please contact Drs. Joe Marcantonuo & Janet Niemeier
    4. Cognitive Rehab Manual-Pediatric Section
      Adding pediatric content to the current ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual and training.  For more information, please contact Drs. Tanya Brown  & Felicia Baldwin.
    5. Paper on Mild TBI in Children
      For more information, please contact Jonathan Dodd.
    6. Transition Manual for Children and Families with TBI
      For more information, please contact Dr. Janet Niemeier

    Mark Ylvisaker Pediatric Memorial Symposium

    Annual talk and discussion aligned with the principles and publications of Dr. Mark Ylvisaker. Contact:  Dr. Julie Haarbauer-Krupa.

    Shari Wade

    Shari Wade

    The BI-ISIG Pediatric & Adolescent Task Force is pleased to announce the 2016 Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Brain Injury Symposium lecturer, Shari Wade, PhD. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us on 2 NOV // 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM during the ACRM Annual Conference in Chicago.

    Dr. Wade is a pediatric rehabilitation psychologist and professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and has investigated social environmental predictors of recovery from childhood traumatic brain injury for more than 25 years.

    Her presentation, Rehabilitation Interventions for Pediatric Brain Injury: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Role of Everyday People will focus on the emerging evidence base for rehabilitation interventions for pediatric brain injury including the growing evidence supporting the efficacy of problem-solving and parenting-skills interventions. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of existing evidence, challenges and opportunities for advancing pediatric TBI intervention research including using novel trial designs to address heterogeneity within the population. Consideration will also be given to how TBI interventions can incorporate “everyday people” such as parents and teachers into their design and implementation.

    About Mark Ylvisaker

    Mark Ylvisaker

    Mark Ylvisaker

    Mark Ylvisaker was a pioneer in the field of pediatric brain injury whose work emphasized practical approaches in everyday activities with emphasis on collaborations. Mark passed away in 2009.

    Jointly sponsored by the BI-ISIG Pediatric and Adolescent Task Force with support from the ACRM Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group, the annual Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Brain Injury Symposium will continue Dr. Ylvisaker's influence on the field of pediatric brain injury by focusing on the values he emulated.

    LEARN MORE >>>

    Make a donation to the Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Lecture Fund

    CLICK to Donate Now

    • DONATE BY CHECK made payable to ACRM. ADD: "Mark Ylvisaker Lecture Donation" in the note field.
      PO Box 759272
      Baltimore, MD 21275-9272
    • DONATE ONLINE BY CREDIT CARD (A small credit card transaction fee will be deducted from the total.)

      • Select:  Mark Ylvisaker Lecture Donation
      • Enter the amount of your donation and click "Donate Now"
      • Continue through remaining screens to receive confirmation that your donation was received.

    *For credit card payment, please ensure the billing address entered matches the billing address for the credit card account. Our security filters perform an address verification process and the payment will not go through if the billing addresses doesn’t match.