Social Communication in Adolescents and Adults with Acquired Brain Inury

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Fleming College

599 Brealey Drive

Peterborough, ON K9J 7B1

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Social Communication in Adolescents and Adults with Acquired Brain Injury Dr. Lyn Turkstra Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Title: Social Communication in Adolescents and Adults with Acquired Brain Injury

Date: May 30, 2019

Registration Begins: 8 am

Course Begins: 8:30 am Ends: 4:30 pm

Location: Fleming College, Brealey Campus

Cost: $225.00 +HST Early Bird Rate, $250+HST after May1,2019

Price includes material, breaks and lunch.

No Refunds after May 15, 2019

Instructor : Dr. Lyn Turkstra

Dr. Lyn S. Turkstra is a Professor at McMaster University, Assistant Dean for Speech-Language Pathology, and faculty in the McMaster Neuroscience Graduate Program. Dr. Turkstra has published extensively on cognitive and communication function after TBI and is co-author of the 2011 text, Optimizing Cognitive Rehabilitation, with Dr. McKay Sohlberg. Dr. Turkstra was a member of the INCOG practice guidelines committee for TBI rehabilitation, funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Monash University, and is a consultant to the Veterans Health System and Department of Defense for clinical practice guidelines in mild TBI. She lectures nationally and internationally on development of evidence-informed models of cognitive rehabilitation for adolescents and adults with ABI in acute, sub-acute, and long-term care settings.

Course Description

Recent years have seen a proliferation of evidence-based guidelines for cognitive rehabilitation after acquired brain injury (ABI), including rehabilitation for social communication problems. The challenge is translating these guidelines into everyday intervention. In this workshop, we will review current guidelines for cognitive rehabilitation of children and adults with ABI. We will briefly review common neuropsychological effects of different types of ABI, particularly effects on learning and memory, executive functions, and social cognition; and discuss how these translate into communication. We then will discuss practical, evidence-informed intervention methods designed to maximize communication performance in everyday life, including a recently developed approach to organizing therapy into targets and “ingredients”. We will end the day discussing adolescents, perhaps the most challenging population of individuals with ABI.

Agenda

  • 8:30am – 9:30am : Overview of neuropsychological impairments in ABI
  • 9:30am – 10:30am : Intervention in the acute stage after ABI
  • 10:30am – 10:45am : Break
  • 10:45am – 12:00pm : Intervention in the chronic stage after ABI: Principles of intervention; The Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm : Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm : Intervention in the chronic stage after ABI; Application to social communication problems
  • 2:30pm -2:45pm : Break
  • 2:45pm – 4:00pm : Special considerations for adolescents
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm : Discussion of clinical cases

Learner Outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. Summarize current evidence of neuropsychological impairments in individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI), and evidence-based rehabilitation practices for this population;
  2. Critique their own therapy practice to determine if they are using appropriate instructional methods;
  3. Develop a framework for intervention and apply this framework to clinical examples; and
  4. Describe main themes of adolescent development and how these apply to intervention.

Who Should Attend

  • Occupational Therapists (OT)
  • Speech Language Pathologists (SLP)
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA)
  • Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA)
  • Rehabilitation Support Workers (RSW)

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Fleming College

599 Brealey Drive

Peterborough, ON K9J 7B1

Canada

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