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Upcoming BIAA Webinars


Functional Outcomes after TBI: an Overview of Methods and Clinical Applications
Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Lecture Live Webinar
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
2:00 p.m. eastern/11:00 a.m. pacific
Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

One of the most commonly asked questions among TBI survivors and their family members is: "When will I get better?" It is not possible for clinicians or researchers to answer this question with any certainty. Most TBI outcome research to date has focused on acute outcomes and cross-sectional study designs that provide snapshots of outcomes at certain points in time. In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of sophisticated longitudinal data modeling approaches in TBI outcome research. This has allowed more detailed analysis of the factors that contribute to individual-level variability in functional outcomes over time. Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Ph.D., of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, will provide a brief overview of these approaches as they have been applied to TBI research. Dr. Dams-O'Connor will also discuss clinical and research implications of this study, such as identifying opportunities for clinical intervention to improve health and longevity after TBI.
Just Added - David Strauss Memorial Clinical Webinar: The TBI EDGE Project: Physical Therapy Outcome Measures for Moderate to Severe TBI
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 p.m. (noon) pacific
Karen McCulloch, PT, Ph.D., M.S., NCS
In this webinar, Karen McCulloch will summarize the process used by the TBI EDGE Task Force of the American Physical Therapy Association Neurology Section to make physical therapy (PT) outcome measure recommendations for people with moderate to severe TBI. She will identify measures that have been recommended for use in clinical practice settings and describe areas where there is need for more research to validate PT outcome measure use. She will also provide information on locating TBI EDGE recommendations and specific guidance for each measure to improve clinical practice.

Implementing Brain Injury Services for School-Aged Children
David Strauss Memorial Clinical Webinar
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 p.m. (noon) pacific
Cindy Pahr, M.Ed., CBIST, San Diego Unified School District and EduCLIME, L.L.C.
Implementing services for school-aged children with brain injuries can be challenging. Through this webinar, attendees will learn about the flow and determination of school placement in various educational settings; discuss strategies to address common challenges faced by students and families in the education setting post-injury; and will be introduced to lessons and activities used to help students assimilate back into their lives.
College After Brain Injury
BIAA Caregiver Webinar
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific
Dr. Mary Kennedy, Chapman University College of Educational Studies

How can students find a college that is right for them? Strategies that may have worked in high school may not be sufficient in a college environment. How can students develop effective strategies and communicate with professors about accommodations they may need? What information is needed to share with the college to ensure that appropriate accommodations can be offered? Join us for a webinar on September 23, 2015 with Dr. Mary Kennedy about College After Brain Injury. Participants of this webinar will learn: How changes in cognition, memory and executive functioning impact college students with a brain injury; what services are available to students; and what can a student with a brain injury do to be successful in college.

Persistent Problems in Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Lecture Live Webinar
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 p.m. (noon) pacific
Keith Yeates, Ph.D., University of Calgary, and H. Gerry Taylor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

In this webinar, our presenters will summarize the natural history, determinants, and functional significance of post-concussive symptoms in children with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), and describe the kinds of persistent problems that can occur after pediatric mild TBI. They will also discuss the implications for clinical practice in light of persistent problems after mild TBI in children.

Focusing on Discovery
Alterman Webinar Series
Thursday, October 8, 2015
3:00 pm eastern/12:00 p.m. (noon) pacific
This webinar focuses on how we look at our lives after we experience a brain injury, and how we treat ourselves. Important topics to be covered include: Looking at our "story" and how that impacts us; is there such a thing as recovery and if not, what is there, and finding out if our brain injury "controls" us.  Join Jeff Sebell for this interesting and important discussion.
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There is no certificate of attendance offered for Alterman Webinars.

Home Safety Concerns and Modifications
BIAA Business of Brain Injury Webinar
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00  p.m.(noon) pacific
Debbie Hartzler, OTR/L, CAPS, LifeWise Renovations

There is much to consider when a person with a brain injury is discharged to come home. Are the doors wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair? Is the bathroom laid out in a way that provides for self or assisted hygiene care? Do stairs make it difficult to maneuver, or are there trip hazards that could lead to other injuries? With some modifications, the road to recovery at home can be easier and safer for a people with brain injuries and for family caregivers.
The Tortuous Path to TBI Recovery: Mapping the Punch-Drunkard's Walk
Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Lecture Live Webinar
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 p.m. (noon) pacific
William Kearns, Ph.D., University of South Florida
Those with dementia or traumatic brain injury often walk in ways describable by the statistical "drunkard's walk". Using a spatial mapping technology describable as a hyper-precise indoor GPS, we have quantified "drunkenness" in patients' natural locomotion using fractal mathematics and correlated changes in it with improvements in clinical measures. The clinical implications of this new spatial measure for practice will be discussed. 

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