Return to Work for Patients after Brain Injury

Description: Return to work after a brain injury can present significant challenges. This course will focus on identifying cognitive issues impacting vocational planning; determining readiness for return to work and strategies for implementing a plan for successfully addressing a realistic plan for return to work; and continuing speech pathology support throughout the return to work process; reassessing therapy needs post-return to work.

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

  • Outline the cognitive and/or language impairments impacting vocational goals.
  • Identify the “right time” and benefits of returning to work.
  • Recognize the factors that impact on success of returning to work.
  • Summarize how to determine realistic return to work goals.
  • Discuss how to address compensatory strategies and accommodations for a successful return to work plan. 

    Instructor: Jennifer Barthel, MS, CRC, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and  Danielle Williams, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Adult Outpatient Clinic, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

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

    Note: 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 

    Physical Therapy 

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

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.5 contact hour.

    Occupational Therapy 

    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 hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Classification Code: Category 2: OT Process 

    Speech-Language Pathology

    This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).



    Financial - The instructors receive a salary and an honorarium for presenting this webinar from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.   

    Non-Financial -  The instructors have no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose

    Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

    • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
    • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

    Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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