Mission Statement

Answers About Brain Injury strives to:
  • foster practice based in the latest science for lawyers working with brain-injured clients in civil or criminal cases;
  • advocate for the rights and interests of people who are vulnerable because of brain injury;
  • foster practice based in the latest science for psychologists working with brain-injured clients;
  • promote better communication between psychologists and lawyers working together with brain-injured clients.
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Our Educators, Consultants, & Partners

Dr. Valerie Stone (BA, Harvard, 1985; PhD Stanford, 1990) is passionate about getting the latest science into the hands of professionals who can use it to help people with brain injury. She is recognized internationally as an expert on social and cognitive deficits in people with traumatic brain injuries and damage to the frontal lobes. She has published many scientific articles on how to assess assess social and emotional problems in traumatic brain injury, has been on the editorial board of two scientific journals devoted to neuroscience, is on the Advisory Board of the Guardianship Alliance of Colorado. Download Dr. Stone's Curriculum Vitae. Dr. V. Stone
Dr. Jose Lafosse, ABPP (PhD USC 1994) is our preferred neuropsychologist to refer to for forensic assessments, embodying the ideal of the "scientist-practitioner" in neuropsychology. He is an expert in traumatic brain injury, cortical and subcortical dementia, white matter dementia, and is one of the few neuropsychologists in the Denver Metro area who can do Spanish-language assessments. Schedule an assessment by calling 303.570.1443. Dr J Lafosse
Mari Geasair (B.A. CU Boulder, 1992) works on business development and web page content. With decades of experience in small business development and evidence-based marketing, Ms. Geasair is our marketing department. She also handles our grants. Contact her by email here. M Geasair

Diversity & ADA Policies

Diversity Policy

Answers About Brain Injury supports equal opportunities for and fair treatment of all individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability status. We aim to provide a supportive educational environment for our continuing education courses and to address students’ questions about diversity issues in our curriculum.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Our continuing education courses are offered only in facilities that are physically accessible according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a student with a disability and you require something in particular, please email us (ADAneeds@assesscompetency.com) and we will work with you to make appropriate accommodations for your situation.

Grow your bottom line by empowering your people. Companies and other institutions often believe the myth that ADA accommodations will be an extra cost. In fact, organizations that accommodate employees with brain injuries or other brain-based disabilities can decrease costs and increase productivity while getting a tax credit. We offer workshops for organizations and how to increase profitability while reducing drains on work teams' time, energy, and bottom line, and supporting disabled employees. Click here to schedule a free workshop for your organization.

Payment Policies

Organizations contracting for a workshop

A 40% deposit is due 3 weeks before the workshop date. (See notes below about payment by check.) The remaining 60% of the payment is due by the workshop date. In the unlikely event that Answers About Competency or Answers About Brain Injury must cancel the workshop because of illness or unforeseen circumstances, the deposit is fully refundable. Failure to pay the deposit or the remainder by the due dates means that Answers About Competency or Answers About Brain Injury may cancel the workshop.
Methods of payment accepted: Secure credit card transaction, either through PayPal or over the phone; electronic funds transfer via PayPal; or check received 5 business days before the due date.
Answers About Competency and Answers About Brain Injury do not accept purchase orders.

Individuals paying for a workshop

Early registration: Payment in full is due 14 days before the deadline (the workshop date).
Late registration: Payment in full is due 5 business days before the workshop date. (See notes below about earlier payment if paying by check). You are not registered for the workshop until Answers About Competency or Answers About Brain Injury receives payment.
If you must cancel your participation, you will receive a full refund if you cancel 3 or more days before the workshop date. If you cancel 2 days or less before the workshop, 60% of your workshop fee is refundable. No-shows without notification do not receive a refund. Minimum number of participants is usually 10. In the unlikely event that we do not reach this number by 14 days before the workshop date, the workshop will be cancelled and everyone will receive a full refund.
Methods of payment accepted: Secure credit card transaction, either through PayPal or over the phone; electronic funds transfer via PayPal; check received 5 business days before the due date.

Lawyers paying for consulting

We will invoice your firm or organization. Payment is due within one and a half months (30 business days) of receipt of the invoice. Reasonable late fees may accrue after that point in time.

Methods of payment accepted: Secure credit card transaction, either through PayPal or over the phone; electronic funds transfer via PayPal; or check received 5 business days before the due date.
Answers About Brain Injury does not accept purchase orders.

Answers About Brain Injury is a registered trade name of SIQ Consulting & Research, LLC, a registered corporation in the State of Colorado since 2006, directed by Dr. Valerie Stone.