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Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Concussive Syndrome and Neuroplasticity: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language / Counseling / Social Work
Contact Hours:   13.5
Registration Fee:   $435

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
Identify neurophysiological correlates of symptoms post brain injury.
Identify symptoms, functional implications and strategy options that may be customized to client need.
Learn to apply a 'framework of intervention' that may be used across age spans and symptom severity.
Implement and adapt context-specific functional strategies to the client's symptom and environmental demands.

Target Audience
Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Physical Therapists and Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Teachers, Psychologists, Counselors and Social Workers.

Confirmation Notes
This courses meets the criteria for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEU's). Application has been made to the MN Board of Physical Therapy
The VA, DC and DE Boards of Physical Therapy recognize other states approval.
Approved provider of continuing e d u c a t i o n b y t h e A m e r i c a n Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEU's) - Intermediate level. Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention.The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT Professional Development Provider-16.87 PDUs
This course is offered for up to 1.35 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

DAY ONE: 8:30-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00-10:30 Functional neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and their application to brain injury rehabilitation • Basics of neurophysiology (how the brain works) • Functional neuroanatomy • From Brodmann Areas to networks 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-11:15 Interpreting the brain • Quantitative electoencephalography • Live brain imaging 11:15-11:45 Mechanisms of brain injury and concussion 11:45-12:15 Symptoms of Brain Injury Symptoms of Concussion and PostConcussive Syndrome 12:45-1:45 Lunch (on your own) 1:45-3:30 The Framework of Intervention • Assessment • Teaching strategies • Building the best environment for learning • Goal setting • Case discussion 3:30-3:45 Break 3:45-5:30 Symptom-based Intervention, Defined, Symptoms, and Strategies • Awareness • Attention • Memory • Fatigue and energy conservation • Visual processing • Vestibular impairments • Balance
7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:00-10:00 Symptom-based Intervention, Defined, Symptoms, and Strategies • Information processing • Motor control (functional mobility) • Executive function (motivation, initiation, planning, organization, problem solving, prioritization, time management, impulsivity and self-monitoring,follow through) • Emotional regulation 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-11:00 Medications and brain injury (How medications will impact your rehabilitation plan.) 11:00-11:30 Adapting strategies to post-concussive syndrome 11:30-12:30 Case analysis and clinical problem solving (Using evidence-based interventions and discussed strategies for maximizing functional outcomes including mobility, safety, social interaction, school participation and community re-entry (driving and return to work. Case studies will be based on a wide range of clients (teenaged to geriatric) and will address mild to moderate levels of impairment). 12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own) 1:30-2:45 Case analysis and clinical problem solving (continued) 2:45-3:00 Break 3:00-4:00 Emerging trends (What is the evidence?) • Biofeedback (Heart Rate Variability, EEG biofeedback) • Nutrition • Hyperbaric Oxygen • Other

This course will review current evidence in brain injury rehabilitation; building from the neurophysiological impact of brain injury to the development of an evidence-based 'framework or intervention' that is applicable across ages and contexts. Strategies and techniques to address specific symptoms will be reviewed; including the process of customization to the client's specific needs. The course will close with a discussion of emerging trends and technology in neurological intervention.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Wichita Kansas
Location:   Wesley Medical Center
Dates:   05-18-2018 - 05-19-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM

Register Address:   Washington D.C.
Location:   MedStar Washington Hospital
Dates:   08-10-2018 - 08-11-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM

Register Address:   Lincoln Nebraska
Location:   Bryan Health West Campus
Dates:   09-22-2018 - 09-23-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM

Register Address:   Spokane Washington
Location:   St. Luke's Rehab Hospital
Dates:   10-27-2018 - 10-28-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM

Register Address:   West Haverstraw New York
Location:   Helen Hayes Hospital
Dates:   12-07-2018 - 12-08-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM