This intensive lab course will teach participants to use tools, based in research, to support the brain’s ability to rewire itself rather than retraining or relearning a specific skill. It will benefit clinicians in any treatment setting from acute care and medically fragile patients to behavioral and chronic issues.
Building the Brain: A Neurobiological Approach to Assessment and TreatmentRobin Harwell
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This intensive lab course will help you link neuroscience to your clinical practice with a focus on evidence based interventions to improve measurable outcomes for adults and children with neurological challenges. It teaches you how to use tools to support the brains ability to rewire itself rather than retraining or relearning a specific skill. This course draws on the expansive brain-behavioral sciences to provide a framework for assessment, priority setting, prognosis and intervention for clients in any treatment setting from those with acute issues such as medically fragile diagnoses, behavioral issues, to those with chronic issues in any treatment setting.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the neurobiology of therapeutic relationship and attachment as a healing force in therapy.
- Identify and describe the stress response as an antagonist to healing.
- Analyze the role of arousal as the driving force for attention, learning and rehabilitation.
- Apply a skill set of “tools” for building the brain as an aspect of neuro-rehabilitation.
- Demonstrate a preliminary understanding of the brain/body self-healing mechanisms and the implementation of complementary healing techniques.
Robin Harwell, is a dynamic instructor and clinician who takes complex information and easily applies it clinically. She has extensive experience in a variety of settings, including hospital, clinic, nursing home, home health, private practice and public schools. She spends the majority of her time working “hands-on” at a facility that has incorporated her brain building program. This program, GaitWay to the Brain was part of a published 2+year study by a major university. She limits her private practice, since 2020, to in-person assessments only. She continues consulting with other facilities on their brain building programs.
Financial Disclosures: Robin Harwell receives a honorarium from Education Resources.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Robin Harwell has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
"I am so thankful for this course. It covered so many treatment options and broadened my understanding of each. Robin is an excellent teacher. Very clear and with great knowledge of how to treat patients from birth through the geriatric years. Thank you." -Laura Trendel - Occupational Therapist
"Great stuff! Gave me excellent insight into how to observe my patients' behavior and give them what they need to succeed." -Kaya Bowen, Speech Language Pathologist
"Robin is a knowledgeable presenter. She is approachable and personable. I received a menu of treatments to bring to work and being using easily and immediately. I also have a much more comprehensive understanding of the neurological basis of treatment protocol." -Donna Brilla, PT
"Robin is an excellent presenter with an abundance of knowledge and practical experience in this area. This course presented therapeutic activities that will be easy to bring back to use in a variety of settings for all patient types." -PT
"This course gave me a wonderful set of tools to add to my OT toolbox! I'm so excited to implement them with my patients!" -Lindsay Johnson, OT
"I am thrilled to see a therapist have an eclectic approach to the treatment of individuals! Robin is able to communicate her own experiences and express successful cases with the audience. Robin also provides a hands on experience to the therapists to provide in their own clinics. Thank you for the wealth of knowledge shared! -Patricia Cleary-Barcomb, SLP
"Robin's wealth of knowledge is phenomenal! I learned so many great hings I can use with my patients-and family!" -Dana Paulk, OT
“This course gave me the missing link I was seeking. I loved the way Robin presented her information, made all the complex information so easy to understand and use.” -Shaloo Choudhary, OT
“This course was everything I hoped it would be plus more. I am exploding with ideas to try with my rehab patients! I can't wait to bring this info back to my coworkers.” -Courtney Harris, PT
North Memorial Medical Center
3300 Oakdale Avenue North
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
DoubleTree by Hilton - Minneapolis/Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
This course meets the criteria for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEU's). Application has been made to the MN Board of Physical Therapy. The WI Board of Physical Therapy accept other Boards Approval. Approved Agency
by the PT Board of CA. This course satisfies CE requirements for WA PT’s.
TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider. This course meets the approval for Type 2 CEUs by the TX Board of OT Examiners.
Approved sponsor by the IL Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 17 contact hours. Evidence Based Tools for Functional Outcomes Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14.5 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT professional development provider-14.5 PDU's.
Application has been made to the WA Speech Language Hearing Association (WSLHA) for OSPI CECH’s
This program has been submitted for approcval for 14.5 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech Language Hearing Association. (TSHA)