Join us April 5th for an Informative Discussion on Concussion and ABI

Everyday Heroes Kids
5 min readMar 28, 2023

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www.ehkidshealth & OBIA webinar on Concussion and ABI

Everyday Heroes Kids , the OBIA, along with a panel of Pediatric Professionals are joining forces to bring you a jam-packed information session answering all your questions about concussion and brain injury for children and youth.

Join us from your home April 5th at 7PM for a free live webinar featuring a multidisciplinary panel of experts discussing all things ABI and concussion. If your child has been diagnosed with a concussion or brain injury, or you’re a parent/caregiver who is curious about the risks and outcomes associated with concussion/brain injury, this is the webinar for you.
To register ➡️ bit.ly/3LPWffc
Registration is open until April 5th at 6:59PM

Hosted by:

Everyday Heroes Kids — www.ehkidshealth.com

Everyday Heroes Kids (EHK) offers a free platform that helps you connect with experienced professionals and organizations. It is easy, economical, and effective! EHK offers the resources parents and caregivers can trust. Families save time, money and stress while searching for the supports that can have a lasting impact on their children.

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Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) — www.obia.ca

The OBIA is a provincial, registered, charitable organization. Our mission is to enhance the lives of Ontarians living with the effects of acquired brain injury (ABI) through education, awareness and support.

Expert Panelists:

Carol DeMatteo, Occupational Therapist & Physiotherapist

Carol DeMatteo, Professor Emeritus, School of Rehabilitation Science & Scientist Emeritus CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research Institute for Applied Health Sciences, McMaster University

Carol’s Profile on EHKids:

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Carol DeMatteo has a dual background as an occupational therapist and physiotherapist and is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. Professor DeMatteo specializes in childhood neurotrauma, specifically acquired brain injury including concussion, and is a Scientist at the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster.

Building on her studies in pediatric brain injury, Carol led her team to develop a pediatric-specific Return to Activity and Return to School Guidelines and Community Education program for children/youth with concussion.

https://www.canchild.ca/en/resources/249-concussion-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-guideline-brochures

At present, Prof. DeMatteo and her team have built the Back2Play App, that will help guide children and youth through the CanChild RTA and RTS protocols by incorporating biological feedback, movement data and cognitive assessments.

Dr. Elaine McKinnon, Neuropsychologist

Dr. Elaine McKinnon, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Psychologist/Director, Encompass Neuropsychological Services

Dr. McKinnon’s Profile on EHKids:

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Dr. McKinnon is a registered psychologist who has been practicing in the field of Pediatric Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology for over twenty years. Dr. McKinnon completed her Ph.D. at York University and studied the impact of brain injuries on teens and their families as part of her research while there. Prior to setting up her own clinical practice, she also worked in the Rehabilitation Unit and Child and Family Services at the Credit Valley Hospital. Her early training was completed at Holland Bloorview Kids’ Rehabilitation Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. McKinnon brings a range of clinical skills and experience to support parents and to assist children to achieve the best they can.

Meagan Buttle, SLP

Meagan Buttle (she/her), M.Sc.A, SLP(C), Reg CASLPO, Speech-Language Pathologist | Clinical Director, Buttle Speech Pathology

Meagan’s profile on EHKids:

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Meagan is a Speech-Language Pathologist whose clinical focus is supporting children and adults with acquired brain injuries, from coma to concussion. She is the clinical director of Buttle SLP, where she leads a team of SLPs focused on client and family centered care and supporting ABI survivors in achieving their goals of returning to learn and play.

Her extensive clinical experience includes working in the field of cognitive rehabilitation, developmental disorders, ABI, swallowing, and pediatric and youth rehabilitation. She loves to create personalized, functional, therapy projects to support children in meeting their goals, and believes in the power of great communication and an interdisciplinary team.

Nicole Galeotalanza, resigetered Kinesiologist

Nicole Galeotalanza, registered Kinesiologist

Tri-Star Health Management Group

Nicole’s profile on EHKids:

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Nicole is a registered Kinesiologist who has been practicing case management for complex medical and catastrophic pediatric clients for the past 12 years. As a case manager working alongside families, Nicole believes it is important to establish an experienced interdisciplinary medical-rehab team in order to maximize a child’s recovery.

Areas of expertise: Med-Rehab Case Management; Life Coaching; Life Care Planning. In her case management, Nicole offers life coaching, life care planning practice, and works with children and young adults with complex medical conditions and various catastrophic impairments including, but not limited to, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Chronic Pain, Psychiatric Disorders, Substance Use, and Amputation.

Liane Brown, Legal Expert

Liane Brown, Partner

Oatley Vigmond LLP

lbrown@oatleyvigmond.com

Liane holds a JD from the University of Windsor and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph. She was called to the Bar in 2013.

Liane is committed to representing individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries and to families who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Her practice concentrates on personal injury law, including accident benefits, motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice, occupiers’ liability, product liability and wrongful death cases.

Liane chose to practice personal injury law because of the satisfaction that comes from helping people when they encounter some of the darkest times in their lives. She truly believes that the work Oatley Vigmond does as a personal injury law firm helps people rebuild and redefine their futures.

When Liane is not practising law, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children.

Oatley Vigmond’s Profile on EHK:

https://www.ehkidshealth.com/org/ndXQbTjdbDEpgfJjuEbL

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