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  • Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
  • Diana Davis, PhD, OTR/L
  • Amanda Acord-Vira, EdD, OTR/L, CBIS
  • Kristine Legters, PT, DSc, NCS
Peer Reviewer(s): Veronica Rowe CBIST, MS, PhD, OTR/L
Item#: I6388
Contents: 1 Course Book (82 pages)
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Traumatic Brain Injury: Occupational Therapy Interventions

Price $29.95
Item # I6388
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: July 11, 2018

Expiration Date: July 11, 2021

Occupational therapy practitioners who do not practice primarily with clients with TBI are challenged to keep up with the latest information. This course provides OTs and OTAs with a current update to providing evidence-based services to clients with TBI. Types and classifications of brain injuries, as well as treatment of performance skill impairments and occupational performance limitations commonly experienced by clients with TBI are presented.


AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: Client Factors; OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention

0.3 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the major classifications, prevalence, and etiology of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Identify impairments related to TBI.
  • Identify the effects of performance skill or client factors on occupational performance and participation.
  • Select the appropriate evidence-based interventions to address performance skills or client factor impairments for individuals who have had TBI.

Diana Davis, PhD, OTR/L, has over 25 years of clinical experience working in multiple settings with individuals with traumatic and acquired brain injury in Los Angeles, Louisville, KY, and West Virginia. She currently is an assistant professor of occupational therapy at West Virginia University. She instructs students on evaluation and interventions for clients with neurological dysfunction and intervention to address long-term issues associated with chronic neurological disorders. She has published in the area of brain injury rehabilitation and community reintegration. Dr. Davis has presented extensively on topics related to brain injury, including parenting with disabilities, return to work, and community reintegration. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy at Western Michigan University and her master’s and doctoral degrees in higher education leadership and policy studies at West Virginia University.

Amanda Acord-Vira, EdD, OTR/L, CBIS has been working with individuals with traumatic and acquired brain injury through clinical practice, research, and education since 2002. She received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from West Virginia University and obtained her graduate certificate in special education and traumatic brain injury. She is currently completing her doctoral work in educational psychology at West Virginia University. Ms. Acord-Vira is an assistant professor at West Virginia University in the division of occupational therapy. She has published and presented on the topic of brain injury at the state and national level in the areas of community participation, return to work, parenting with disabilities, and caregiving for brain injury survivors. She is also a coauthor for the “Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury” from the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Practice Guidelines Series.

Kristine Legters, PT, DSc, NCS, is a physical therapist with more than 30 years of experience examining and treating patients with neurologic dysfunction, of which 12 years were in brain injury rehabilitation. Her current clinical practice is with adults with developmental disabilities in the group home setting. Dr. Legters is the chair and an associate professor in the Gannon University Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where her primary teaching responsibilities are neuroscience and adult neurologic rehabilitation. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, a Master of Science degree in health science administration at Gannon University, and a Doctor of Science degree in neurological physical therapy at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is a Neurologic Certified Specialist with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Dr. Legters has published and presented on a broad range of topics, including fear of falling in older adults and persons with vestibular dysfunction and post-polio syndrome.

Veronica Rowe CBIST, MS, PhD, OTR/L, 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 to 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.
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