Occupational Therapy: Traumatic Brain Injury: OT Interventions

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About Course #I6388

Release Date: July 11, 2018

Expiration Date: July 11, 2021

Occupational therapy practitioners who do not practice primarily with clients with TBI are challenged to keep up with the latest information. This course provides OTs and OTAs with a current update to providing evidence-based services to clients with TBI. Types and classifications of brain injuries, as well as treatment of performance skill impairments and occupational performance limitations commonly experienced by clients with TBI are presented.

AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: Client Factors; OT Process: Evaluation and Intervention

0.3 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.

About the Author(s)

Diana Davis, PhD, OTR/L, has over 25 years of clinical experience working in multiple settings with individuals with traumatic and acquired brain injury in Los Angeles, Louisville, KY, and West Virginia. She currently is an assistant professor of occupational therapy at West Virginia University. She instructs students on evaluation and interventions for clients with neurological dysfunction and intervention to address long-term issues associated with chronic neurological disorders. She has published in the area of brain injury rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Amanda Acord-Vira, EdD, OTR/L, CBIS has been working with individuals with traumatic and acquired brain injury through clinical practice, research, and education since 2002. She received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from West Virginia University and obtained her graduate certificate in special education and traumatic brain injury. She is currently completing her doctoral work in educational psychology at West Virginia University. Ms. Acord-Vira is an assistant professor at West Virginia University in the division of occupational therapy.

Kristine Legters, PT, DSc, NCS, is a physical therapist with more than 30 years of experience examining and treating patients with neurologic dysfunction, of which 12 years were in brain injury rehabilitation. Her current clinical practice is with adults with developmental disabilities in the group home setting. Dr. Legters is the chair and an associate professor in the Gannon University Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where her primary teaching responsibilities are neuroscience and adult neurologic rehabilitation.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

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