Past Events & CEU Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in our Neuro Institute! We’re delighted to offer continuing education opportunities to brain injury professionals throughout the country.

Below you will find a list of Neuro Institute courses along with webinar recordings or presentation materials so you can continue learning whenever it is convenient for you. In the future, we hope you can join us for one of our live webinars, which are offered the last Friday of every month. To learn more or if you want to suggest a topic for our faculty members, email us at institute@neurorestorative.com. Please note it could take up 3-4 weeks to receive your certificate after submitting the completed questionnaire and evaluation.

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From Chaos to Calm: Balancing the Frontal Lobes for Societal Participation

Faculty: Gordon J. Horn, PhD, National Deputy Director Analytics & Outcomes, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC), Social Workers (NASW), and ANCC (RN) provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss and describe the frontal lobes and executive functions.

2. Understand the impact of the frontal lobes with initiation and inhibition.

3. Learn and discuss strategies to assist individuals with initiation and inhibition deficits.

4. Describe the importance of medications for frontal lobe impairments in daily living.

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Yoga and Brain Health

Faculty: Ruth Romo, 500 HR RYT, QBIS, Yoga Instructor, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC) and ANCC (RN) provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Understand the scientifically proven benefits of yoga for the mind and body
2. Learn about the components of yoga that are emphasized with NeuroRestorative patients
3. Engage in a specific practice of yoga that leverages posture, breath and meditation

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Vision Impairments and Brain Injury

Faculty: Julie Dyken, Vision and Cognitive Specialist, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC), Social Workers (NASW), and ANCC (RN) provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Participants will become familiar with common vision impairments following injury to the brain.
2. Participants will learn key elements of a vision screen.
3. Participants will be able to identify key areas of ocular anatomy.
4. Participants will be able to identify how to implement treatment memos to improve vision function in the living environment

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Case Managing Patients with TBI

Faculty: Gordon J. Horn, PhD, Deputy Director National Clinical Outcomes, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC), Social Workers (NASW), and ANCC (RN) provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance.

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A Focused Mind: Shaping Attention through Collaborative Programming

Faculty: Jimmy Moody, PT, NCS, CBIST, Rehabilitation Services Manager, NeuroRestorative Texas, and Amelia Miller, Director, Quality Improvement, NeuroRestorative Texas

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will understand the conceptual frameworks involved in attention training from a cognitive-motor perspective.
  • Participants will understand the key differences between the types of attention.
  • Participants will understand the ​assessment and treatment of attention from a cognitive-motor perspective.
  • Participants will be able to identify how to apply concepts into a collaborative approach within your brain injury care programming.

CEUs: This presentation is approved for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC), Social Workers (NASW), and ANCC (RN) provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance.

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Substance Abuse 101

Faculty:  Aimee Johnson, Counselor, NeuroRestorative

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn the incidence and precedence of TBI.
  • Learn who is most at risk for a substance use issue post TBI.
  • Learn treatment strategies for co-occuring TBI and substance use disorder.

CEUs: This presentation is approved for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC), Social Workers (NASW), and ANCC (RN) provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance.

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Identifying Successful Teaching Strategies for Youth with Brain Injuries Through Multiple Treatment Design

Faculty: Jim Para-Cremer, BCBA, LBA, Vice President of Operations – North, NeuroRestorative

Learning Objectives:

• Implement multiple treatment design measuring:
– Student approach to curriculum
– Student off-task/escape behaviors
– Teacher’s time spent teaching lesson
– Correct scores on assignments
– Teacher pre-post survey of “best teaching strategy.”

• Teach a mentor-teacher to implement design in another classroom.

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

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Suicide Following Neurological Injury: Prevalence and Updates

Faculty: Gordon Horn, Ph.D., National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn the prevalence of suicide in the United States general population and the rate among individuals with neurological injuries.
  • Participants will learn about contributing factors to suicide.
  • Participants will learn about assessment techniques that can be used to assess suicidal ideation adequately.
  • Participants will learn about interventions for suicidal ideation, intent and plan.

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The New Normal – Understanding Individual and Family Dynamics Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Faculty: Deborah Gutteridge, MS, CBIST, Regional Manager of Marketing and Business Development-Central, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will identify the 6 stages of grief and acceptance families experience following TBI
  • Participants will be able to describe the 6 stages of grief and acceptance experienced by the survivor with TBI
  • Participants will be able to list key factors impacting adjustment, coping, and acceptance for families and survivors
  • Participants will be able to describe how “awareness” impacts every level of recovery after TBI

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Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI-4)

Faculty: Frank Lewis, Ph.D., National Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative
Gordon Horn, Ph.D., National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to describe how the MPAI-4 is used in clinical evaluations during post-acute care following brain injury.
  • Participants will be able to describe how the MPAI-4 is used to evaluate rehabilitation programs.
  • Participants will be able to identify two criteria that the MPAI-4 meets as an outcome measure acceptable for CARF accreditation.

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Ethics in Clinical Practice

Faculty: Frank Lewis, Ph.D., National Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to identify at least 5 factors that contribute to unethical behavior.
  • Participants will be able to identify the purpose of Stanley Milgram’s landmark study on ethics.
  • Participants will be able to identify the study that lead to the Belmont Report on ethical guidelines for the protection of patients.
  • Participants will be able to identify one positive result of the Willowbrook study on medical practice.
  • Participants will be able to identify three steps in the process to resolve ethical conflicts in clinical practice.

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Psychopharmacologic Approaches to Attention, Alertness, and Initiation after Brain Injury

Faculty: Mel B. Glenn, M.D., Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School, NeuroRestorative Massachusetts, Community Rehab Care

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to explain the differential diagnostic approach to cognitive and behavioral disorders following brain injury.
  • Participants will be able to list three medications that can cause impaired attention, alertness, and/or initiation.
  • Participants will be able to describe which medications are best for the treatment of hypo-arousal, abulia, slow processing speed, and attentional dysfunction in people with TBI.

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Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury

Faculty: Frank D. Lewis, PhD, National Director of Clinical Outcome Services

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand the effect of carbohydrates, sugar, and fats on brain function.
  • Participants will understand the benefits of exercise as it relates to memory.
  • Participants will understand the vitamins and minerals that promote healthy brain functioning.
  • Participants will discuss the foods that promote good brain chemistry.
  • Participants will understand how neurotransmitters are important for learning and memory.

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Burnout in Healthcare: Strategies for Individuals, Families and Professional

Faculty: Gordon Horn, Ph.D., National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative
J. La’Darius Belcher, Quality Improvement Specialist, NeuroRestorative
Allison Vaughan, Quality Improvement Direct, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand the concept of “burnout” generally and in the healthcare industry.
  • Participants will understand burnout at the individual level.
  • Participants will understand burnout at the family level.
  • Participants will understand burnout at the provider level within healthcare and rehabilitation. 

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Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

Faculty: Sheila M. Weeks, MHA, BSN, RN, LNHA

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will able to define the meaning of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
  • Participants will be able to identify prevention strategies to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS).
  • Participants will be able to describe complications of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
  • Participants will be able to identify symptoms of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Family Perspective

Faculty: Frank Lewis, Ph.D., National Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative
Patty Goolsby, Program Director, NeuroRestorative, Georgia

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand the disease process of traumatic brain injury.
  • Participants will understand the impact of TBI on the family.
  • Participants will understand the consequences of TBI on the domains of human functioning. 

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Malingering: The Impact of Effort on Outcome

Faculty: Gordon J. Horn, Ph.D., National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand the term “effort” and how this may be positive, negative, or involuntary.
  • Participants will understand somatic symptom disorder.
  • Participants will understand conversion disorder.
  • Participants will understand malingering.
  • Participants will understand how to detect and assess for each of the conditions described in a rehabilitation context.

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Disorders of Consciousness

Faculty: Deborah L. Doherty, M.D., Medical Director of Neurorehabilitation Programs, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand the clinical differences between coma, vegetative state, and minimally conscious state.
  • Participants will understand the premorbid characteristics as well as the injury-associated factors that affect prognosis in patients with disorders of consciousness after severe brain injuries.
  • Participants will be able to identify common clinical complications that interfere with neurological recovery in patients with disorders of consciousness. These complications can interfere with the neurological recovery of fully conscious severe brain injury survivors as well.

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The Quality of Rehabilitation

Faculty: Frank Lewis, Ph.D., National Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative
Gordon Horn, Ph.D., National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants develop a measurable individualized rehabilitation plan of care.
  • Participants will differentiate models of rehabilitation including a traditional rehabilitation approach of strengths and weaknesses vs. a hierarchical model of care.
  • Participants will understand how to provide rehabilitation regardless of time since injury.
  • Participants will understand how to provide quality care for the individual served.

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Executive Cognitive Functions: Strategies to Facilitate Community Participation and Life Satisfaction Following Severe TBI

Faculty: Steven Wheeler, Ph.D., OTR/L, Professor and Chair, Occupational Therapy, University of Cincinnati Consultant, NeuroRestorative Kentucky

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to describe how executive dysfunction can impact one’s ability to participate successfully in adult roles and relationships.
  • Participants will be able to describe the role of goal setting in the assessment and treatment process following TBI.
  • Participants will identify how impaired awareness of deficits impacts the recovery process following TBI.

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Impacting Initiation in Brain Injury Recovery

Faculty: Gordon J. Horn, Ph.D., National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn about the role of the frontal lobes and executive functions.
  • Participants will learn about the impact of the frontal lobes with initiation and inhibition.
  • Participants will learn strategies to assist individuals with initiation and inhibition deficits.
  • Participants will learn about the role of medication to reduce the impact of these deficits in daily functioning.

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Music, Language, and the Brain

Faculty: Becky Mitchum, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech/Language Pathologist, NeuroRestorative Arkansas

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to list at least three ways music can be useful in therapies not typically associated with music.
  • Participants will be able to summarize at least three benefits of using music in speech and language therapy.
  • Participants will be able to apply at least one new music strategy to a current professional context.

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Improving Insight and Awareness in Brain Injury

Faculty: Kristy Easley, M.A., CCC-SLP, CBIS, NeuroRestorative Texas

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will relate the anatomy and physiology of the pre-frontal cortex and frontal lobes to the clinical phenomenon of anosognosia.
  • Participants will identify and contrast two different models of awareness to support treatment planning.
  • Participants will describe at least two effective strategies to improve insight and awareness in brain injury.

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Pediatric TBI: An Introduction

Faculty: Victoria Harding, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, MBA, Vice President of Development, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to describe three goals and activities to augment/improve a child’s expressive language following TBI.
  • Participants will be able to describe five elements of cognition in which the clinician may provide targeted therapies for skill development.
  • Participants will be able to define Social Competence and describe 3 social interaction interventions.

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Behavior Management: Special Topics in TBI

Faculty: Jonathan K. Jaberg, BCBA, CBIS, Behavior Analyst, NeuroRestorative Florida

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to specify the basic “ABC” components that determine human behavior.
  • Participants will be able to define the concept of behavioral “Function” and relate its significance to the process of changing behaviors.
  • Participants will be able to identify practical actions that will be most likely to be helpful in responding to some prominent categories of challenging behaviors observed in individuals with TBI.

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Residual Behaviors Influencing TBI Treatment and Recovery (The Risky Business of Brain Injury and Substance Abuse)

Faculty: Gordon J. Horn, Ph.D., National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to understand traumatic brain injury incidents and demographics and their influence on recovery.
  • Participants will be able to identify challenges and risk factors with behavior and neurobehavioral conditions.
  • Participants will žunderstand the interaction of substance abuse and brain injury.
  • Participants will have a basic understanding of outcomes research results regarding behaviors and its influence on brain injury recovery, and substance use/abuse.

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Medical Management of Substance Use Disorders after TBI (The Risky Business of Brain Injury and Substance Abuse)

Faculty: Jennifer Doble, MD, Medical Director, NeuroRestorative Michigan & NeuroRestorative Florida

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand frontal lobe brain injury and cognitive impairments.
  • Participants will understand  Medications used to assist substance users to avoid using.
  • Participants will žunderstand CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing.

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Brain Injury and Substance Use Disorder (The Risky Business of Brain Injury and Substance Abuse)

Faculty: Pam Feinberg-Rivkin, RN, BSN, CCM, CRRN, ABDA Interventionist, Founder and CEO of Feinberg Consulting, Inc.

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to discuss the relapse prevention model for long-term recovery.
  • Participants will be able to discuss specialized approaches for substance use disorder and brain injury.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the long-term addiction recovery transitional model of care. 

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MPAI-4

Faculty: Frank Lewis, Ph.D., National Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative
Gordon J. Horn, Ph.D., National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to describe how the MPAI-4 is used in clinical evaluations during post-acute care following brain injury.
  • Participants will be able to describe how the MPAI-4 is used to evaluate rehabilitation programs.
  • Participants will be able to identify two criteria that the MPAI-4 meets as an outcome measure acceptable for CARF accreditation.

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Resource Facilitation for Return to Work following Brain Injury: Evidence to Practice

Faculty: Lance E. Trexler, Ph.D., HSPP, FACRM, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Executive Director, Departments of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology and Resource Facilitation, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to describe brain-injury specific and social barriers to return to work.
  • Participants will be able to describe the roles of core staff in resource facilitation.
  • Participants will review the research on efficacy and effectiveness of resource facilitation for return to work.

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Neurobehavioral Considerations Relative to Rehabilitation following Brain Injury

Faculty: Cynthia O’Donoghue, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor & Academic Unit Head in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to iterate a working definition of neurobehavioral issues and provide examples of the potential cluster of symptoms.
  • Participants will be able to describe how neurobehavioral issues create barriers to rehabilitative progress.
  • Participants will be able to describe two examples to mitigate escalating maladaptive behaviors secondary to neurobehavioral issues.

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The Art & Science of Neurorehabilitation: Converging Person-Centered Care with Evidenced-Based Modeling

Faculty: Frank Lewis, Ph.D., National Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative
Gordon J. Horn, Ph.D., National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to understand the principle of person-centered care.
  • Participants will be able to understand evidenced-based rehabilitation modeling.
  • Participants will learn how to use evidence to develop individualized care.
  • Participants will learn to use these concepts to advocate for patients rehabilitation needs.

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Applied Behavioral Economics for Clinicians Serving Individuals with Brain Injury

Faculty: Karl Gunnarsson, M.S., BCBA, Program Director, NeuroRestorative Illinois

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will have a basic understanding of applied behavioral economics.
  • Participants will be able to define choice impulsivity.
  • Participants will have a basic understanding of delay and probability discounting.
  • Participants will understand clinical implications of discounting research.

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Spinal Cord Injury, From Dependence to Adaptive Independence

Faculty: Colm Roe, PTA, CBIS, Clinical Evaluator, NeuroRestorative Florida

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to define the most common causes of spinal cord injuries.
  • Participants will be able to describe the rationale behind post-acute rehab in spinal cord injury.
  • Participants will be able to identify a variety of adaptive-based therapies and their functional benefits (e.g., activities of daily living and functional mobility).
  • Participants will be able to discuss spinal cord issues and therapy intervention (e.g., hypertonia, autonomic dysreflexia.

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Brain Injury Medicine: Pituitary Insufficiency and Hormone Depletion That Can Influence Recovery and Progress in Rehabilitation

Faculty: Jennifer Doble, MD, Medical Director, NeuroRestorative Michigan & NeuroRestorative Florida

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand the pituitary gland and its susceptibility to injury with TBI.
  • Participants will be able to Identify the patients appropriate for pituitary hormone screening.
  • Participants will understand the principle pituitary hormones and how deficiency can lead to symptoms that interfere with rehabilitation progress and potential.
  • Participants will understand the time frame for treatment with growth hormone supplementation.
  • Participants will understand interpretation of pituitary testing.
  • Participants will understand the Endocrine Society guidelines for pituitary gland evaluation in TBI.

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Low Vision and TBI – Treatment, Considerations, Adaptations

Faculty: Andrea Hubbard, OTD, OTR/L, LDE, Occupational Therapist, NeuroRestorative Kentucky

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn about interventions involving specialized equipment to adapt an environment for clients with low vision.
  • Participants will learn about the most typical low vision presentations/conditions.
  • Participants will gain increased knowledge of eye anatomy.

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TBI as a Chronic Health Condition

Faculty: John D. Corrigan, Ph.D., Director, Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ohio State University

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to delineate sources of increased mortality following moderate or severe TBI.
  • Participants will be able to describe change in the first five years following moderate or severe TBI.
  • Participants will learn about components of a disease management approach to chronic TBI and the research needed to implement same.

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Functional Approaches to Managing Memory and Cognitive Deficits in Individuals with Brain Injury

Faculty: Janice Osborne Dowdy, M.S., CCC/SLP, CBIS, Lead Speech-Language Pathologist, NeuroRestorative Kentucky

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn about cognition.
  • Participants will learn how deficits “look.”
  • Participants will learn strategies to improve and compensate for deficits.

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Family Dynamics and Adjustment Following Brain Injury

Faculty: Robin McInnis, M.A., Case Manager, NeuroRestorative Florida

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn about traumatic brain injury incidence.
  • Participants will be able to identify the types of challenges associated with traumatic brain injury.
  • Participants will be able to identify the stages the family goes through.
  • Participants will be able to identify the stages the patient goes through.
  • Participants will examine the treatment considerations for patient care.

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Understanding the Impact of Functional Deficits Following Brain Injury

Faculty: Gordon J. Horn, Ph.D., National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn about pathophysiology and deficits associated with varying types of neurological injury.
  • Participants will learn about the use of the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory – 4 as a standardized measure of outcomes.
  • Participants will learn about post-hospital levels of care and differences in outcomes.
  • Participants will learn about research outcomes.

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Brain Injury Psychopharmacology

Faculty: A.J. Zolten, Ph.D., Director of Neuropsychology and Psychology Services, NeuroRestorative Arkansas

 

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn about brain injury dynamics and neuroanatomy of brain injury.
  • Participants will learn about syndromes specific to brain anatomy.
  • Participants will learn about medication interventions for differing syndromes related to brain injury deficits and dysfunction throughout the recovery process.

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Neuroplasticity and Brain Injury Recovery

Faculty: Frank Lewis, Ph.D., National Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to define neural plasticity and ways in which neurons are altered to affect human performance.
  • Participants will be able to identify benefits of neural plasticity to your clinical practice or profession.
  • Participants will be able to identify two conditions that must be present for neural plasticity to occur.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the impact of age on neural plasticity.
  • Participants will be able to identify limitations of neural plasticity.

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A Model of Care for Neurobehavioral and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation

Faculty: Austin L. Errico, PhD, CBIT, Neuropsychological Consultant, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to discuss at least two techniques for better understanding the program participant.
  • Participants will be able to discuss at least two techniques for therapeutic rapport building and conflict resolution.
  • Participants will be able to discuss at least two techniques for supporting a program participant.

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) after TBI

Faculty: Lilly Brussow, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS, Speech-Language Pathologist, NeuroRestorative Florida

CEUs: This presentation is approved a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will gain an understanding of what AAC is.
  • Participants will be able to understand the role of AAC after TBI.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of who makes up the AAC team and the evaluation process.
  • Participants will understand funding of an AAC device.

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Neurological Rehabilitation: Remediation vs. Compensation

Faculty: Gordon J. Horn, PhD, National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to define remediation of deficits following neurological injury.
  • Participants will be able to define compensation of deficits following neurological injury.
  • Participants will be able to define how to switch from remediation to compensation for improved outcomes.

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Sobering Thoughts About TBI and Substance Abuse

Faculty: Bob Hogan, MS, Program Development Specialist, NeuroRestorative Florida

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand the societal, individual and financial consequences of substance abuse for individuals with TBI.
  • Participants will better understand how substance abuse complicates and compromises basic brain/behavior relationships and frontal lobe functioning.
  • Participants will learn the ways in which substance abuse can negatively affect individuals who have suffered a mild brain injury.
  • Participants will learn the importance of “taking control” to avoid possible complication.

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Behavioral Rehabilitation Following Pediatric Brain Injury 

Faculty: Rob McDaniel, MS, Vice President of Operations, South Central Region, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of why learning and behavior problems often have long-term implications for children who have sustained traumatic brain injury.
  • Differentiate behavioral management versus behavioral change.
  • Identify at least three common behavioral functions.

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Essentials of Nursing Care after a Spinal Cord Injury 

Faculty: Patti Dorrell, RN, MS, CBIS, Executive Director – NeuroRestorative Florida, Georgia and Louisiana

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide baseline information of primary nursing challenges after a spinal cord injury.
  • Identify 2 different types of bowel management post spinal cord injury.
  • Identify most common types of bladder management post spinal cord injury.
  • Relate three common medications used post spinal cord injury.
  • Identify secondary nursing challenges after a spinal cord injury.

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The Power of Engagement: Using functionally engaging activities to improve therapeutic outcomes

Faculty: Jim Para-Cremer, MA, BCBA, LBA, Executive Director for Northern Region, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • The attendee will learn the primary benefits that engagement activities provide to participants and support staff alike.
  • The attendee will learn how to capitalize on both novel and mundane activities found across any environment to enhance the levels of active therapy.
  • The attendee will learn when engagement can be utilized to the greatest therapeutic effect.

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Concussion Management of the Student-Athlete

Faculty: Dr. Neal McGrath, Director of Sports Concussion New England and Neuropsychology New England and Annual Lecturer in Traumatic Brain Injury at Boston University.

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide an overview of sports concussion signs, symptoms, and risks.
  • Present a 5-step model of school concussion care.
  • Discuss the rationale and process of academic accommodation for recovering students.
  • Review clinical trajectories and treatments in concussion recovery.

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Functional Recovery: A Mixed Methods Study of the Specific Variables Within a Post-Hospital Interdisciplinary Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

Faculty: Victoria Harding, Ph.D., MBA, CCC/SLP, Vice President of Development, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify 13 contributors to successful outcomes provided by Post-Hospital Interdisciplinary Brain Injury Rehabilitation programs.
  • Describe means for assessing top performers versus lowest performers.
  • Describe a mixed methods research paradigm useful in assessing brain injury rehabilitation programs’ environmental of care variables.

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Medical Management of Individuals with Brain Injury Living in the Community

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Faculty: Dr. Chad Walters, DO, CBIS

Learning Objectives:
Traumatic brain injury survivors are a very diverse and unique patient population. Considered the “snowflakes of medicine,” no two are identical—a factor making it very difficult to successfully treat with medication. The most common symptoms our Neuro Institute presenter Dr. Walters has encountered with community-based TBI patients are seizures, spasticity, depression/anxiety, aggression, sleep disorders and attention deficits. There are medications that are commonly used to treat these specific problems.

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Beyond Workbooks, Functional Treatment Strategies for Traumatic Brain Injury

Faculty: Rene Mills, M.S., CCC-SLP CBIT

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex and challenging diagnosis. This course will focus on using the Rancho Levels of Cognitive Function to guide treatment planning. Attendees will learn ways to develop creative, engaging therapy tasks organized according to the hierarchy of cognitive skills for individuals with brain injury.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Combat Veterans

Faculty:  Dr. Gregory Nordloh

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
This presentation is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States and their families, past and present, to whom we owe a debt we cannot repay. Attendees will learn how post-traumatic stress disorder affects the diagnoses and treatment of traumatic brain injury for military service members and Veterans. NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO GNA/RN LICENSURES.

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The New Normal – Understanding Individual and Family Dynamics Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Faculty:  Deborah Gutteridge, MA, CBIST

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
Survivors of TBI and their families each process the occurrence of a TBI through 6 unique stages using “grief theory” as a framework.  There are key factors in the rehabilitation and recovery process that impact their level of acceptance, coping, and adjustment following a TBI. Understanding these stages by professionals, families, and survivors can directly enhance the success of their rehabilitation program and assist in achieving maximized successful outcomes.

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Cultural Differences and Rehabilitation, a Hispanic View

Faculty:  Marta Ketter, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIT

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
The United States has the second largest number of Hispanics in the world.  As the number of this part of the population increases, we see an increased need to provide services of rehabilitation to the Hispanic client.  Having information on social customs, traditions, and differences, will impact the designing and delivering of rehabilitation services.  This course has been approved for one hour credit for ACBIS.

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Topic: Understanding the Impact of Functional Deficits following Traumatic Brain Injury

Faculty:  Gordon Horn, PhD, National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcomes and State Clinical Director, NeuroRestorative Florida

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a general certificate of completion only.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define Pathophysiology and deficits associated with varying types of neurological injury.
  • Use of the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory – 4 as a standardized measure of outcomes.
  • Identify post-hospital levels of care and differences in outcomes.
  • Discuss research outcomes.

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