Behavior Management for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

$ 40.00

Description:  Following traumatic brain injury (TBI), as many as 70% of survivors will experience behavioral changes that impact their ability to interact in socially appropriate manners and participate in therapeutic interventions that are necessary to optimize recovery.  This webinar will empower the clinician with a variety of strategies to approach behavior management when it interferes with participation in therapy.  Clinicians will use documentation and outcome measures to assist in objective tracking of behavior as it relates to progress in therapy.  Case study application will allow the clinician to apply principles and problem solve real life case examples to improve application to clinical practice.

Instructor: Katie Burress Kestner, PT, DPT, NCS , Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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

Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize specific behaviors and clinical implications of behaviors that occur following traumatic brain injury
  • Summarize clinical techniques to manage behaviors during therapeutic intervention to optimize participation
  • Identify environmental modifications to reduce the incidence of behaviors
  • Select outcome measures and specific documentation to track behavioral manifestations

Continuing Education Credits

Occupational Therapy
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 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.

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).Disclosures

Financial - Receives honoraria for teaching this course from  the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; 
Non-Financial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist


Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists


Traumatic Brain Injury