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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; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL); 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


Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

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

(191 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 79 most recent comments out of 191 reviews

Review by: Member on June 12, 2016
The instructor's teaching style was very relaxed but his verbal presentation did not reflect the questions on the exam. I would suggest a review for those more likely to learn through auditory methods.
Review by: Member on June 12, 2016
Good questions at the end.
Review by: Member on May 22, 2016
The course was very well organized and easy to follow. Excellent presentation and very informative.
Review by: christy on May 10, 2016
The presenter had a easy presentation style that was grounded in OT theory and experience.
Review by: Melissa on April 18, 2016
Interesting and presented at a level that was easy to understand
Review by: Member on April 2, 2016
The presentation was concise, authoritative, and included a lot of important information.
Review by: Member on March 31, 2016
Knowledge of presenter
Review by: Meredith on March 9, 2016
I really enjoyed listening to Dr. Wheeler. He presented the information in a fun and informative way!
Review by: Member on March 7, 2016
Very informative and well organized.
Review by: Jamie on March 6, 2016
Review by: Member on March 6, 2016
Had a clear explanation of what executive functioing is in relation to brain injury.
Review by: Member on February 21, 2016
Speaker was difficult to follow. Unorganized thought patterns. Stopped mid sentence and started another sentence. Had to just stop listening. Painful.
Review by: Member on February 9, 2016
Informative and practical ideas
Review by: Member on February 8, 2016
very informative presentation
Review by: Phyllis on February 7, 2016
Very knowledgeable instructor
Review by: Jennifer on January 27, 2016
Good general information however, too general with not enough specific regarding actual treatment examples and implementation of ideas. I would label this introductory vs intermediate
Review by: kristen on December 11, 2015
It was very functional and clinically based.
Review by: Elizabeth on November 6, 2015
Good organization and flow
Review by: Simha on October 18, 2015
very easy to understand
Review by: Nita on October 10, 2015
Working in a SNF, it will help me treat TBI patients with better tools.
Review by: Brenda on October 8, 2015
The course was well presented. Dr Wheeler is obviously very experienced in this area. The course was excellent!
Review by: Charles on August 24, 2015
Gave me a great understanding of the components of executive functioning and I found the suggestions on evaluation methods and group eval and treatment to be very valuable. Great presentation with a complex topic and very OT relevant.
Review by: Trina on August 23, 2015
Good speaker and content
Review by: Michele on August 21, 2015
Dr. Wheeler's knowledge and understanding of how to successfully work with this challenging patient population made his presentation very easy to follow. I enjoyed the references of assessments provided as well.
Review by: Alissa on May 20, 2015
He was able to provide extra information along with the slides.
Review by: pierre on May 16, 2015
Explanation by an expert in the field
Review by: Tasha on May 15, 2015
Materials(handouts), presenters knowledge & slides
Review by: Michele on May 13, 2015
Good knowledge that would help an OT learning about TBI in community setting.
Review by: Regina on May 6, 2015
Enjoyed the information, graphs and examples used
Review by: BARBARA on April 28, 2015
Review by: Lucy on April 21, 2015
Presentation of different evaluation tools
Review by: Kathleen on March 27, 2015
The presenter was very personable and easy to listen to. He is absolutely right, it is much easier to objectively assess memory than complex executive functioning.
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; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL); NBCOT/1.25 Intermediate

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American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved CE provider #7659 by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This course is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

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