Z 2/06/18: Updates in Neuroplasticity and Implications for Stroke Recovery

$ 40.00

February 6, 2018
4:00 to 5:30 pm. CST

The registration for this webinar will close on February 6, at 2:30 pm cst.

Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Adjunct Associate Professor,    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University

Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Registered Nurses

Description: This course will review current neuroscience research on neuroplasticity and the human connectome project (mapping human brain connectivity) relevant to stroke recovery. The focus will be on our current knowledge about the human brain as an experience dependent organ. The course will review in practical terms how therapists facilitate and maximize natural recovery processes as well as how therapy changes the brain even in chronic stroke patients.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize diaschesis and other natural recovery processes to develop goals for patients in the acute stage of recovery.
  • Discuss research on best practices for driving experience-based changes in recovery processes during chronic recovery periods.
  • Give examples of short and long-term goals based on evidence-based practice designed to maximize recovery outcomes in stroke patients.

    Continuing Education Credits


    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (OH-362- 9/01/2017) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    This CNE activity is  being offered for 1.5 contact hours

    Physical Therapy 

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

    Occupational Therapy 

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1: Domain of OT 

    Speech Language Pathology

    This course is offered for  0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


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