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Course # 1347
Executive Cognitive Functions following Traumatic Brain Injury: Rehabilitation Perspectives

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CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; FL/1.0 Home Study, General; NBCOT/1.25 Intermediate

Course Abstract

This course is designed to provide rehabilitation professionals from various disciplines with an overview of executive cognitive functions following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Common executive deficits will be reviewed along with strategies to assess and manage those using individual and group techniques. The focus of the presentation will be on enhancing community participation following TBI and strategies that rehabilitation professionals can use to maximize clinical outcomes.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on September 26, 2012


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the various components of executive cognitive functions and their impact on successful community participation following TBI.
  • Select appropriate evaluation approaches to assess and quantify executive cognitive functions.
  • Identify intervention approaches that clinicians can utilize to manage and improve executive cognitive functions.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Identification of executive cognitive functions after TBI and their impact on community participation
20-55 Minutes Assessment and intervention approaches for common executive functioning impairments following TBI
55-60 Minutes Conclusion, Question & Answer

Average Rating

(109 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Linda on February 14, 2015
I have been a staff member of a community reintegration program for years which involves a class on executive thinking skills. The highlights were well thought out and very founded in outcomes and success.
Review by: Cecilia on February 13, 2015
Thorough yet easy to understand.
Review by: Angela on January 28, 2015
The presenter made clear examples and was easy to understand.
Review by: Charles on December 27, 2014
Good review with some new learning
Review by: Amy on December 16, 2014
Easy to follow, concise but also helpful
Review by: Alisha on December 9, 2014
It was interesting, informative, and well organized.
Review by: Saima on November 30, 2014
Material provided was thorough and presented in such a way as to leave room for discussion of exceptions and variety of TBI symptoms, assessment scales, and therapeutic approaches (one-on-one and group).
Review by: Sandra on November 8, 2014
New information in an area that is frequently not addressed well in OT programs (at least 25 years ago) and continuing education opportunities in this area, of improving higher cognitive skills, is shallow. This would tie in well with cognitive challenges that frequently occur with mental illness.
Review by: Keri on March 2, 2014
The content was very educational. The presentation was lacking. The presenter stumbled over his words multiple times.
Review by: Vanessa on February 18, 2014
The presenter's comfortable talking style instead of just reading from slides.
Review by: Heather on February 7, 2014
Easy to understand with excellent examples.
Review by: Allison on January 15, 2014
I like how he went over background information first and then went over more specific information. Liked the examples throughout
Review by: Tracy on December 31, 2013
This course provided an excellent overview of executive cognitive functions and dysfunctions, as well as assessment methods and treatment strategies that are applicable to occupational therapy practice.
Review by: Shawna on December 5, 2013
I appreciated in depth coverage of the last 4 levels of the Rancho scale since they are complex.
Review by: Kellie on August 30, 2013
Focus on the elements of challenge in treating patients recovering from TBI.
Review by: david on May 17, 2013
Topic content and consideration of application
Review by: Claudia on April 7, 2013
It was very well organized and relivant to my setting.
Review by: Itamar on April 1, 2013
Bring me great ideas for therapeutic groups.
Review by: Robert on March 18, 2013
the knowledge of the presenter and the topic of discussion.
Review by: JOSEF AMADO on March 14, 2013
Good TBI information.
Review by: Sharon on March 13, 2013
Excellent explanations for each topic covered, facilitated learning and remembering the material.
Review by: Susan on February 28, 2013
Expecting for the level of performance to be a year, as the frustration and achievements need that much time from plateau to performance, ,and that certain motivation prompts or cues can be key.
Review by: Matthew on January 12, 2013
Instructor appeared very knowledgeable and presentation was easy to follow. Information will be very applicable in my setting. Online resources for public domain will be very useful for upcoming evaluations.
Review by: Lisa on December 30, 2012
good real-life examples provided to explain concepts
Review by: Marcia on November 18, 2012
Very organized and-thought out. Speaker is knowledgeable and able to present his information in a way that is helpful, thoughtful and practical.
Review by: Janice on November 12, 2012
Excellent information
Review by: cherie on November 1, 2012
The instructor was excellent,
Review by: Sheree on October 28, 2012
The examples of ways to evaluate different deficits
Review by: Alexa on October 27, 2012
I thought the class was really well structured and found Professor Wheeler to be very engaging. This lecture offers actionable information on assessments. In addition, it provides a good guideline on how to foster a therapeutic relationship that will push clients to higher level of function.
Review by: LeeAnn on October 22, 2012
Really appreciated the discussion on the importance of assessments in "unstructured environments." Great link to other assessment scales.
Review by: Nancy on October 11, 2012
Dr. Wheeler is obviously passionate about this topic. I don't generally treat patients with TBI, but many other types of patients with executive functioning issues that I can apply this information to. Especially the discussion of self awareness I thought about my elderly clients with mild to moderate demetia.
Review by: Anne on October 9, 2012
It pressented me with new information
Review by: Michael on October 8, 2012
He covered all the basics of TBI recovery as it relates to Executive Cognitive Functioning.

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Course Presenter

steven wheeler

Steven Wheeler, Ph.D., OTR/L, CBIS

Dr. Wheeler is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Occupational Therapy program at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has published as well as presented both nationally and internationally on community re-entry issues following TBI. In addition, Dr. Wheeler has over 20 years of clinical and teaching experience, primarily in neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Wheeler received his Ph.D. with a specialty in occupational therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University. His dissertation focused on community participation and life satisfaction following severe traumatic brain injury and has conducted various research projects related to community based brain injury rehabilitation for more than 10 years.

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; FL/1.0 Home Study, General; NBCOT/1.25 Intermediate

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American Occupational Therapy Association

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Florida CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General category.

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