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Cost: $175
7 CEU/Contact Hours from the
OT/PT/AT Ohio Board approved
.7 CEU ASHA approved

Attend full day to receive CEU's

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2016 NeuroSymposium

Traumatic Brain Injury - The Hidden Epidemic
Sponsored by: NeuroRehab and Balance Center

Friday, October 28, 2016
University of Dayton Research Institute
The Hidden Epidemic
James Beegan, MD, Fellow AMP&R; Fellow AANEM
The classification and epidemiology of traumatic brain injury, including risk factors, mortality data, functional outcomes data, and societal costs will be reviewed. A review of prevention and treatment strategies, with an emphasis on the current evidence regarding efficacy of these interventions will be presented. An overview of the role of rehabilitation specialists as educators, advocates, health care team members, and treatment specialists, with an emphasis on service to our patients and society will be addressed.

Post Concussion Syndrome
Christina Cooper PT, NCS, CEEAA Shelly Janning MS, OTR/L, C/NDT, CAPS Sharon Rains M.S. CCC-SLP
This session will cover the pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, and prognosis after concussion as well as a holistic overview of the medical management of a patient with concussion (also known as mild traumatic brain injury). The role of a comprehensive rehab concussion team will be presented through lecture and case studies.

Breakout session #1 and #2 (choose one)
1. Maximizing Cognitive Function
Sharon Rains M.S. CCC-SLP Emily Haffner MOTR/L, DRS
This session will provide an overview of the common and hidden cognitive and cognitive-linguistic impairments associated with TBI and mTBI which are barriers to everyday life, employment, independence and even successful progression in rehabilitation treatment (PT/OT/ST). A review and discussion of the literature, cognitive assessments, treatment ideas for mTBI, and current apps for electronic tablets and computer websites will also be included.

2. Gait and Orthotic Considerations
Sheila Roush PT, NCS Dan Tabb PT, DPT, NCS
This session will explain the paradigm shift in orthotic management with the use of a segmental kinematic analysis of gait for the prescription of orthotics. Attendees will learn important key temporal events in the gait cycle and strategies to optimize correct orthotic prescription and tuning. Video analysis of case studies will be presented and discussed throughout.
Breakout Session #3 and #4 (choose one)
3. Overcoming Vision & Vestibular Challenges
Shelly Janning MS, OTR/L, C/NDT, CAPS Christina Cooper PT, NCS, CEEAA
This session will identify "hidden" or overlooked vision and vestibular impairments that can occur after traumatic brain injury. The workshop will identify these impairments and include a hands on lab to teach assessments for the underlying issues and identify the need for further specialist involvement.

4. Behavioral Barriers
Cecilia Emery OTR/L, DRS Christina Garrity PT, DPT Megan Skidmore PT, DPT
This session will explore the nuances of how behavior interferes with the recovery of TBI and participants will learn techniques to optimize patient outcomes. This will include strategies such as establishing a behavioral contract; implementing motivational tools; mitigating high risk behaviors to improve coping skills and identifying community resources.
Accessing Community Resources
Susan Bledsoe RN, LSW, CCM
This session will provide an introduction to services that are available in the community, as well as a general framework for determining appropriate recommendations. Follow up services, such as vocational rehabilitation, home based programs, mental health/substance abuse referrals, day center programming will be discussed and suggestions provided on how to access in your own community.

Panel Discussion - all participants
An overview of the days topics will be discussed along with question and answer session for all participants.