Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Concussive Syndrome and Neuroplasticity: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery

Course Description:

The workshop will review current evidence in brain injury rehabilitation; building from the neurophysiological impact of brain injury to the development of evidence-based
interventions that are applicable across ages and contexts. The workshop will provide a bird’s-eye view of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation and recovery (focusing on mild to moderate TBI) from inpatient to outpatient, to ten (+) years post injury. Multiple resources, strategies, references and tools will be provided in order to support the participant’s ability to apply strategies and intervention techniques immediately upon conclusion of the workshop. Strategies and techniques to address specific symptoms will be reviewed; including the process of customization to the client’s specific needs. Current research in brain health and neuroplasticity will be discussed and specific strategies for promoting neurological recovery will be reviewed.

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

• Apply multiple tools, strategies and techniques for this population.
• Discuss current research in brain health and nueroplasticity with specific strategies to promote neurological recovery.
• Identify the neurophysiological correlates of symptoms post brain injury.
• Identify symptoms, functional implications and strategy options that may be customized to client need.
• Apply strategies and intervention techniques that may be used across age spans and symptom severity.

What others are Saying:

Marie-Celine is the epitome of kindness, knowledge and passion. She is always ready to take on new things, to lead others, and to offer her help. She has a way about her in that when she teaches, she engages the crowd, and inspires individuals to ask questions, and to learn. In the all the times I have met with her, and learned from her, I have always felt comfortable upon arriving, and I always left having learned something new. She is able to spark an interest in others when she shares her own knowledge and passions. She truly is inspirational. Amy Derochie – OT.   

I had the opportunity to participate in multiple training sessions with Marie-Celine and am lucky to have been able to. She is very knowledgeable, passionate about her work and was able to answer all of our questions.  I highly recommend her as a professional educator! Kayla Smith - OT.

Instructor(s):

Marie-Céline Alexander