Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Our goals were to increase awareness of brain injury, promote careers in neurorehabilitation, and improve safety awareness to prevent brain injuries. Clinical staff from OCH Baylor including physical, occupational, and speech therapist, dietitians, and psychologists engaged the general public through Interactive stations at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. When visitors came to the museum they received a sheet that had a short story about a boy who suffered a brain injury. Through a scavenger hunt, visitors learned the basics of brain function, had hands-on experience with a neuromuscular electrical stimulation device, challenged their brains with cognitive workouts, tested their processing speed, experienced some of the motor impairments that can result from a TBI, learned that a brain injured brain has different nutritional needs than a healthy brain, and even compared their brains to a dinosaur's brain! It was a day full of fun and wonderful questions from inquisitive young minds. New synapses were built in the brains of 1500 people. Amazing!
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Other Publicity Methods:
We did not publicize the event.
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- It’s Mindboggling!
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- More Mingbogglers BAW Stgickers BAW Buttons
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Poster
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Immediate outcomes are hard to measure in the type of event that we did, but we hope that we helped improved the quality of life of the patients we serve at our hospital by educating the community where they live; that the knowledge, dedication, love, and compassion we have for our patients was transmitted to the individuals who will interact with them on a daily basis when they walk out of our doors.
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