01/29/19: Updates in Neuroscience: How Therapy Changes the Brain

$ 40.00

January 29, 2019
4:00 to 5:30 pm. CST

The registration for this webinar will close on January 29, at 12:00 pm cst.

Instructor: Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Ad Hoc Joint Appointment Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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

Description: The human brain is a remarkably plastic organ – changed by experience and selectively pruned with disuse throughout our lives. This webinar will cover the newest research on how therapy drives neuroplastic change, especially after brain injury. The webinar will distinguish between what is understood about natural and therapeutically driven recovery processes. Research on the effects of therapy on sensory and motor function, perceptual skills, speech, language and cognition will be emphasized. The course is designed as a practical guide for clinicians to develop evidenced based intervention approaches for their patients.

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

  • Describe new brain plasticity research on how therapy changes the human brain
  • Identify how the new research impacts timing of treatment to coincide with natural recovery processes
  • Generalize the new research for goal setting in PT, OT and Speech
  • Recognize how the new research on treatment intensity and frequency applies to select adjunctive evidence-based technological interventions

    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 introductory 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. Category 2: OT Process

    Speech-Language Pathology


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


    Financial -  Receives an honorarium for teaching this webinar from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    Non-Financial -  No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists


    Traumatic Brain Injury