Assessment and Treatment of Low Level Brain Injured Patients

Description:  This webinar provides participants with an overview of the Disorders of Consciousness and the ability to utilize concrete distinguishing characteristics to differentially diagnose Coma, Vegetative State, and Minimally Conscious State.  Additionally, it defines consciousness and how to determine consciousness in low level brain injury patients.  Assessment tools and techniques for these populations, and an interdisciplinary approach to treatment planning will be reviewed.

Instructor: Julie Fuith-Costa, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Manager, River Forest & Ravenswood Day Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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

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

  • Distinguish between various “low level” populations
  • Describe current assessment techniques for those in a disordered state of consciousness or early consciousness
  • Identify treatments for individuals who are in a disordered state of consciousness, as well as those individuals who are conscious and significantly impaired

You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

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.  AOTA Classification Code: First content Focus: OT Process
Physical Therapy
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

Speech-Language Pathology
This course is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

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

This CNE activity is being offered for 1.5 contact hours

Financial - Instructor receives an honorarium for teaching from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-Financial - Instructor have no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose


Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists


Traumatic Brain Injury