This dynamic series will help clinicians apply the latest research on diagnosis and management of concussion and post concussion syndrome. Focus is on the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for adults and children with prolonged visual, vestibular and sensory complaints as a result of concussion. Clinicians will learn effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to school, work, and sports. Participants will engage in lab and interactive clinical problem solving via group case analysis and discussion.
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This dynamic series will help clinicians apply the latest research on diagnosis and management of concussion and post-concussion syndrome. Focus is on the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for adults and children with prolonged visual, vestibular and sensory complaints as a result of concussion. Clinicians will learn effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to school, work, and sports. Participants will engage in lab and interactive clinical problem solving via group case analysis and discussion.
Four Dynamic Online Sessions Recorded Live:
Recorded live, this online series includes advanced, in-depth training, case discussion, and lab practice.
Session A: The Concussion Crisis: Diagnosis and Management
This session covers the diagnosis and treatment of concussion and post-concussion syndrome based on the most recent International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport with a focus on athletes, students, wounded warriors, and accident victims. The instructor reviews the current literature as it relates to symptomatology both immediate and delayed, as well as medical and therapeutic management.
Session B: Concussion: Impact on Visual/Vestibular/Sensory Systems and Overview of Treatment
This interactive session presents an interdisciplinary approach to decreasing symptoms and optimizing return to function following concussion. The potential impact of concussion on vision, balance, sensory function and cognition is discussed. The visual-motor and ocular motor are discussed with case analysis and recommendations for management.
Session C: Strategies and Techniques for Transitioning back to School, Work and Sports
This interactive session covers the factors the therapist should consider when helping a client transition back to school, work and/or play. Classroom modifications, and how to modify work conditions are discussed. Compensatory strategies to help with facilitating the transitions are highlighted via an interactive case discussion.
Session D: Visual and Vestibular Impairments: Evaluation and Intervention Tools
This interactive and lab practice session delves into the visual and vestibular impairments often associated with post-concussive syndrome such as oculomotor dysfunction, convergence and smooth pursuits as they affect reading and coordination. The use of proprioception and sensory integration to improve posture and balance are highlighted through a case study analysis.
Christina Finn MS, OTR/L is a clinical specialist in visual perceptual rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Medical Center in NYC and an adjunct professor at Long Island University in Brooklyn. Christina graduated from the University of Scranton in 2004 with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has advanced training in vision therapy and holds a certification in adult vestibular rehabilitation. Christina has experience in all areas of rehabilitation across the spectrum of care, including acute care, inpatient, and outpatient rehabilitation. She lectures nationally on the topics of vision rehabilitation, perceptual rehabilitation, management of concussion, and neurological rehabilitation. She has developed competencies for training staff in management of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury and for management of visual perceptual deficits.
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Once you purhcase an online course, you will have the opportunity to take an exam to test your retention of the material. If you have purchased this course, please ensure you have logged in to your account in order to take the exam. The exam must be completed with a pass rate of 80% or more in order to receive your certificate of attendance.
This course is offered for 9.5 Contact Hours, .95 CEUs (Intermediate Level)
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