- CEU DETAILS
This course will help clinicians apply the latest research on diagnosis and management of concussion and post concussion syndrome. This course will focus on the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for adults and children with prolonged visual, vestibular and sensory complaints as a result of concussion. Effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to all daily tasks will be highlighted. Participants will engage in clinical problem solving via group case analysis and discussion. Age/Patient Population: This course is relevant for therapists working with individuals of all ages including school aged children, young adults, and older adults who may have sustained a concussion as a result of fall, MVA, sports injury, or accident.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Apply current research to diagnosis and treatment of concussion and post concussion syndrome.
- Determine when referral is indicated to address co-morbidities.
- Assess visual function, balance and ability to participate in daily tasks (including cognitive).
- Implement treatments to remediate oculomotor dysfunction, sensory integrative dysfunction and visual motor skills impairment.
- Implement training techniques and compensatory strategies including cognitive strategies to help the patient transition back to work, school and daily tasks.
Christina Finn Ed.D, OTR/L graduated from the University of Scranton in 2004 with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and is currently an associate professor of occupational therapy at the New York Institute of Technology in Westbury, NY where she teaches classes in physical rehabilitation and motor learning. Prior to attaining a full-time faculty position, Christina worked at NYU Rusk for 10 years. During her time, she worked extensively with individuals with visual difficulties as a result of brain injury, concussion, and other neurological conditions. She has experience in all areas of rehabilitation across the spectrum of care, including acute care, inpatient, and outpatient rehabilitation. She has attended several vision therapy training courses and holds a certification in adult vestibular rehabilitation. Christina has presented to health care professionals on the topic of vision rehabilitation and has presented nationally on the topic of post-concussion syndrome. Disclosure: Financial: Christina receives a speaking fee from Education Resources. Non-Financial: She has no non-financial relationships to disclose
Christina Finn receives an honorarium from Education Resources, Inc.
She has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
"This course gave me more confidence in treating this population. It took the knowledge I already had as an OT and put it together in a way that addressed all the issues with these patients." -Connie Thomason, OT
"This was an excellent course based on current research and evidence based practice. Great information presented in a clear, concise manner. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone working with concussion patients/clients." -April Crawford, SLP
"Christina was fabulous. The course was wonderful and very informative. She gave many examples and the videos she used were entertaining. Great course and I feel much more comfortable treating concussions clients." -Kristi Ferguson, SLP
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This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs).
Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy.
This workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence in CT, MA, and RI.
NY - Approved provider by the NY Board of Physical Therapy for 16.8 contact hours.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT professional development provider-14 PDUs.
Education Resources, Inc. is approved by the Board of Certification to offer 14 continuing education units for Certified Athletic Trainers.
This course is offered for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
This program has been submitted for approval of 14 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.