Neurorehabilitation SPCC Series: Core Concepts, Traumatic Brain Injury & Stroke
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Earn 2.7 AOTA CEUs (27 NBCOT PDUs/27 contact hours) when you complete all 3 courses in this set
Core Concepts in Neurorehabilitation: In four lessons, review how neuroanatomical changes affect both cognition and function, taking into account the extent and type of brain damage as well as the preexisting characteristics, personality, and behavior of the client. Study interventions that reduce the cognitive, functional, and behavioral consequences of neurological injury. Review central nervous system anatomy and systems that, when damaged by dementia, stroke, or TBI, result in behavior changes. Examine evidence supporting specialized intervention programs; evidence suggesting that cognitive disorders influence outcomes in terms of functioning and quality of life; an evidenced-based model that articulates the role of occupational therapy in neurocognitive rehabilitation; the role of habits and routines in daily functioning; best practices within the psychosocial dimension of neurocognitive disability; and much more.
Neurorehabilitation for Stroke: In three lessons, follow an epidemiologic overview of the different types of stroke. Review elements of occupational therapy intervention in acute, inpatient rehabilitation, and community settings. Focus on strategies that promote social participation and engagement in occupation. Examine interventions appropriate to different levels of care; performance skills and performance areas to observe in the community; intervention strategies for driving, returning to work, home modifications, and leisure; domains of concern for the community-dwelling client; and potential barriers to engaging in desired occupations.
Neurorehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury Identify methods for engaging in client-and family-centered care with clients who have impaired awareness. Learn how to manipulate activity demands and the environment to obtain a "just-right challenge" for clients during the acute inpatient phase of recovery, consider evidence-based interventions to address motor- and process-skill deficits, and more. Review risk factors for TBI; the clinical significance of underlying brain pathology caused by TBI; methods for measuring recovery from TBI; and strategies for enhancing recovery from TBI.
Core SPCC is highly recommended as a prerequisite for all Diagnosis-Specific SPCCs.
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