Master skills to implement in your practice immediately with continued SP Master Class. This 4-hour course will provide a comprehensive overview of assessment and intervention across the TBI recovery continuum, including discussion of the relevant evidence base, treatment approaches as well as strategies for TBI-specific challenges, and provision of family- and client-centered care. Case study application and video analysis will compliment lecture content.
Course created on November 18, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the theoretical foundations of, and evidence for, comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize top-down and bottom-up approaches used to facilitate recovery during the traumatic brain injury rehabilitation process.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the appropriate course of treatment relative to rehabilitation services across the traumatic brain injury continuum of care.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate strategies to address brain injury-specific rehabilitation challenges, including decreased motivation, impaired self-awareness, agitation, and aggression.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify methods for engaging in client and family-centered care at various points in the traumatic brain injury rehabilitation process.
|0-60 Minutes||Traumatic Brain Injury: Acute Care|
|60-120 Minutes||Traumatic Brain Injury: Rehabilitation|
|120-180 Minutes||Traumatic Brain Injury: Outpatient and Return to Work|
|180-240 Minutes||Traumatic Brain Injury: Managing Challenging Situations during Rehabilitation - Case Study Applications|
EdD OTR/L, CBIS
Dr. Amanda Acord-Vira and is an Associate Professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy at West Virginia University. She is also the Principal Investigator on a Federal TBI State Grant Program with the Centers of Excellence and Disabilities with West Virginia University. She received her Master's of Occupational Therapy and Doctorate Degree in Educational Psychology from WVU and obtained her Graduate Certificate in Special Education and Traumatic Brain Injury from George Washington University. She has been involved in clinical occupational therapy practice, research and education for over 18 years focusing on traumatic brain injury. She has presented at several peer reviewed state and national conferences. She has also published several articles on brain injury and coauthored the Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Traumatic Brain Injury. In addition, she serves as the editor for the American Occupational Therapy Special Interest Section for Work and Industry and is the co-chair of the WV TBI Advisory Board.
is an Associate Professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy at West Virginia University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University and her Master and Doctoral degrees in Interdisciplinary Education, Higher Ed Leadership from WVU. Dr. Davis has 30 years’ experience in in clinical occupational therapy practice focusing on acute care intervention for individuals with acquired and traumatic brain injury. Her research has focused on return to participation in life roles for individuals with brain injuries with a recent focus on the effects of a concussion on occupational performance. Dr. Davis has co-authored several publications with Drs. Acord-Vira and Wheeler on brain injury and concussion. She currently serves as the Representative for WV to the AOTA Representative Assembly and as served as President of the West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association fin the past.
PhD OTR/L, CBIS
Dr. Steven Wheeler is a professor and occupational therapy division chairperson at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Prior to this, he served in a similar role at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Wheeler is also principal investigator on the West Virginia TBI State Project which seeks to monitor, expand, and improve the lives of TBI survivors and caregivers through education, advocacy, and community outreach. Dr. Wheeler received his PhD in Health-Related Sciences with a Specialization in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has conducted TBI-related presentations nationally and internationally over the past 20 years and has numerous publications on the topic including co-authoring the American Occupational Therapy Association's “Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury.”
MS CCC-SLP, CBIS
Janice Osborne Dowdy, MS/CCC-SLP, CBIS, is the lead speech-language pathologist at NeuroRestorative Ashland, Kentucky. Janice is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, through the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and East Tennessee State University. Janice has been a practicing SLP for 19 years treating individuals with cognitive/communication/swallowing deficits as the result of CVA, brain injury, head and neck cancer, progressive neurological diseases, as well as other disease processes. She has worked in acute care, long term acute care, skilled nursing, and acute rehabilitation in inpatient, outpatient, and day treatment programs both as a staff therapist, and in various management roles prior to coming to NeuroRestorative. Janice also worked for Chattanooga Group/EMPI as Clinical Specialist for Vital Stim Therapy, traveling the USA providing education and consulting services to physicians and therapists in the management and treatment of dysphagia utilizing the modality of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). Janice has worked in the Ashland program since 2013.
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