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Release Date: October 29, 2018
Expiration Date: October 29, 2021
Concussion most commonly occurs during sports-related activities. The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to provide an overview of concussion with areas to assess and treat for the occupational therapy practitioner. Current evidence-based references are highlighted along with topics widely accepted in practice. This course is for practitioners who have a basic knowledge of brain injury and want to advance their skills in the assessment and treatment of concussion.
AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: Client Factors; OT Process: Intervention & Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends
0.2 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.
- Discuss the history, epidemiology, and diagnostic tests related to concussion.
- Explain the pathophysiology, potential long-term consequences, and common signs and symptoms of concussion.
- Describe the role of an interdisciplinary team.
- Explain key components of the occupational therapy examination, including the appropriate tests and measures and how the findings impact prognosis.
- Utilize appropriate client-centered interventions to address the key concussion symptoms and activity limitations.
- Identify concussion prevention strategies and initiatives.
Veronica T. Rowe, PhD, OTR/L, Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer, has been an occupational therapist for 21 years and a certified brain injury specialist trainer for 7 years. She has taught specialized practice courses on brain injury for 6 years. Prior to her academic appointment at the University of Central Arkansas as an assistant professor of Occupational Therapy, she practiced as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings, with a focus mainly in neurorehabilitation. Dr. Rowe was also employed at the Shepherd Center Acquired Brain Injury unit and worked on a neurorehabilitation research team at Emory University from 2003-2008. She has conducted research on various aspects of neurorehabilitation including numerous presentations and publications.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.