Advances in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Issues

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Presenters: Dr. James ChestnuttDr. Anna Diedesch, Robert Folmer, Dr. Ann GlangDr. George Johnson, Dr. Mick Keoster, Dr. Muriel LezakJudith Likavec Davis, Gabrielle Saunders, Jeff SchlimgenDr. Jennifer Wilhelm, Dr. Bruce Wojciechowski

Head injuries and concussions are major issues in America today. With 3.8 million recreation-related concussions reported each year and over 150,000 head-injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan the importance of being up to date on the topic of concussion and TBI has never been higher. The course will explore the research and case-study evidence that will equip healthcare and allied healthcare professionals to provide more complete and appropriate treatment options and overall care for their patients. This course is a pivotal training experience for anyone concerned with helping a child or adult with concussion or TBI issues, particularly focusing on sports-related injuries. Oregon Health & Science University, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), VAs National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, and NW Eye Care Professionals have come together with leaders in the field, to present the research and interventions to treat the whole person.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discover how early diagnosis, early intervention and early recovery are key components in Concussion and TBI rehabilitation
  • List areas of assessment appropriate for concussion and TBI
  • Assess when an post-concussion victim can return to regular physical activities
  • Describe the interdisciplinary team approach to concussion and TBI
  • Summarize the behavior and learning issues seen in school-aged children who have suffered a traumatic brain injury or concussion
  • Identify what types of referrals are helpful for a concussion or TBI victim
  • Determine how to develop appropriate goals effective treatment plans
  • Recognize and describe the symptoms of auditory processing problem
  • Describe effective therapeutic interventions that improve cognition, vision, balance and coordination
  • Determine when and how best to return post-concussion to regular physical , social and cognitive activities
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline:
25 min:  Types of Concussions: Dr. James Chesnutt
40 min:  Cognition: Dr. Muriel Lezak
60 min:  Effects on Vision & Treatment: Dr. Bruce Wojciechowski
50 min:  Effects on Family: Dr. George Johnson
40 min:  ImPACT testing and implementation: Dr. James Chesnutt
40 min:  Max’s Law, State & National Concussion Management Programs: Dr. James Chesnutt & Dr. Mick Keoster
50 min:  Auditory Processing: Dr Anna Diedesch, Robert Folmer & Gabrielle Saunders
60 min:  Balance Coordination & Interdisciplinary Team: Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm & Jeff Schlimgen, PT
25 min:  Cognition & Treatment: Judith Likavec Davis, SLP
30 min:  Returning to School: Dr. Ann Glang

Disclosure Statement for Presenters:  
Financial: Dr James Chestnutt, Dr. Muriel Lezak, Dr. Bruce Wojciechowski, Dr. George Johnson, Dr. Mick Keoster, Dr Anna Diedesch, Robert Folmer,  Gabrielle Saunders, Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm, Jeff Schlimgen, Judith Likavec Davis & Dr. Ann Glang are speakers are for and receive royalties.  
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
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