2014 Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Management and Outcomes in Different Models of Care

Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, June 05, 2014


2014 Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Management and Outcomes in Different Models of Care
Thursday, June 05, 2014 8:35 AM -
Friday, June 06, 2014 4:15 PM (Central Standard Time)

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
(312) 238-6042
345 E. Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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Course Description

Current research in neuroscience, motor learning and cognition has added new dimensions to our understanding and practice in stroke rehabilitation. In addition, the changes in health care have also impacted our management of this population. The course will address the neurophysiology and neuroplasticity of recovery after stroke and the pattern and predictability of outcomes using modern technology (imaging, EEG, TMS, genetics). Lectures and workshops will address health care access for patients with stroke, the neuropsychological consequences of stroke, fall prevention, the importance of selection of treatment parameters such as intensity that will maximize positive neuroplastic changes, management of the upper extremity, dual–task training, family adaptation after stroke, and community based therapeutic groups for fitness and communication. These will provide participants with the theoretical, and practical advances in stroke rehabilitation and how to integrate these with the changes in healthcare.

Who Should Attend

Physiatrists, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, and Other Professionals Interested in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Explain the differences in outcomes in the military vs. the civilian population.

Describe potential ethical implications of use of social media by persons with traumatic brain injury.

Outline the sleep problems that patients with traumatic brain experience.

Discuss evaluation and treatment interventions for traumatic brain injured patients with vision problems.

Explain the advantages of increasing variability in ambulation goals rather than errorless learning.

Recognize the need for a different model of care for patients in an acute rehabilitation setting

Summarize two methods for measuring quality of life following a traumatic brain injury

Describe how families cope after a brain injury occurs and identify appropriate interventions to facilitate adjustment

Determine what the clinician needs to know about neuropsychological testing

Outline the evaluation and treatment interventions for cognitive impairments in individuals with traumatic brain injury.


Contact Information

  • Please Contact:
    Mary Eugene
    Registrar - RIC Academy
    Phone: 312-238-4251
    Fax: 312-238-4451

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