- CEU DETAILS
July 17 ad 18, 2021
This course will provide updates on the latest research related to the diagnosis and management of concussion and persistent post-concussive symptoms. This course will focus on the latest relevant and evidence-based assessment and treatment strategies for adults and children with prolonged visual, vestibular and sensory complaints as a result of concussion. Effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to all daily tasks will be highlighted. Best practice guidelines for return to learn, return to play, and return to work will be highlighted. Participants will engage in clinical problem solving via group case analysis and discussion.
- Apply current research to diagnosis and treatment of concussion and post-concussion syndrome
- Determine when referral is indicated to address co-morbidities
- Assess visual function, balance, and ability to participate in daily tasks (including cognitive)
- Implement treatments to remediate oculomotor dysfunction, sensory integrative dysfunction, and visual-motor skills impairment
- Implement training techniques and compensatory strategies including cognitive strategies to help the patient transition back to work, school and daily tasks
Age/Patient Population: This course is relevant for therapists working with individuals of all ages including school-aged children, young adults, and older adults who may have sustained a concussion as a result of fall, MVA, sports injury, or other accident.
Christina Finn Ed.D 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.
"This course gave me more confidence in treating this population. It took the knowledge I already had as an OT and put it together in a way that addressed all the issues with these patients." -Connie Thomason, OT
"This was an excellent course based on current research and evidence based practice. Great information presented in a clear, concise manner. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone working with concussion patients/clients." -April Crawford, SLP
"Christina was fabulous. The course was wonderful and very informative. She gave many examples and the videos she used were entertaining. Great course and I feel much more comfortable treating concussions clients." -Kristi Ferguson, SLP
Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 10 contact hours (1.0 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________.
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