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WEC Las Vegas 2021 | On-Demand Access


WED18 - Brain Plasticity: An Event Planner, A Brain Injury & Her Journey to Relearn


Jun 16, 2021 3:30pm ‐ Jun 16, 2021 5:00pm

Description

Kitti Tong had just returned from running a conference in San Antonio for hotel owners when she was hit by a car walking home from work. With life threatening injuries, she lay in a coma with a severe traumatic brain injury. Kitti spent five months in the hospital relearning to walk and participate in life; the months at home that followed concentrated on talking, reading and writing. Her co-worker, Regina Richardson – a lifelong hotelier and now her legal guardian – joins Kitti to share their experiences with the brain’s amazing ability to compensate.

Learner Outcomes:

1. Gain understanding of neuroplasticity through real life examples.

2. Learn how to increase learning effectiveness for neurodiverse audiences through practical event planning elements.

3. Be inspired at the brain's amazing ability to compensate.

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