When

Monday, September 13, 2021 at 7:45 AM EDT
-to-
Friday, September 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT

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Please note:

You must use the same email to access the program as you have used for your registration.

Please register using a Gmail address if possible, as this may prevent difficulties accessing materials during the course.

Daily Schedule

We recommend that you sign in 30 minutes early on the first day to ensure that you are able to access the course.

September 13, 2021, 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
September 14, 2021, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
September 23, 2021, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
September 24, 2021, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Contact

Diane Dakiv 
Ontario Brain Injury Associaton 
905-641-8877 ext. 231 
training@obia.on.ca 

Neurorehabilitation: Assisting Recovery & Function in Everyday Life Following Brain Injury

LIVE ONLINE CLASSROOM

September 13-14, 2021 AND September 23 and 24, 2021 (4 days total)

Professors
Sherrie Bieman-Copland, Ph.D, C.Psych  
Dawn Good, Ph.D., C. Psych
Deidre Sperry, M.Sc, SLP 

Program

During COVID-19, OBIA remains committed to provide training for individuals working with people with brain injuries. This certificate course is accessible through a live online classroom and will be interactive with breakout rooms and small group discussions.

New for 2021!  This course has been revised to incorporate the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI into the curriculum. Participants will now learn how to implement these guidelines in their daily work with clients!

This four day Certificate Training Program will provide you with information, techniques, strategies and interventions that will equip you to better support people with ABI.  

Some topics include:

  • Introduction to Neurorehabilitation: Where brain and function meet
  • Foundations of Neurorehabilitation
  • Facilitating cognitive function in everyday life
  • Behavioural challenges and facilitating participation in life roles
  • Relationship building: Supporting engagement in social roles and developing adaptive social networks
  • Risk management: Seeking a balance between protection and risk

Day 1

  • Introduction to ABI: Who am I now?
  • Etiology of ABI. What happens to the brain during a traumatic event?
  • Brain and function
  • Introduction to Neurorehabilitation: Where brain and function meet
  • Foundations of Neurorehabilitation I: Functional assessment
  • Personal adjustment after brain injury: Acceptance, self-esteem and personal identity

Day 2

  • Foundations of Neurorehabilitation II: What do you want to accomplish? Defining dreams, goals and outcome measures
  • Foundations of Neurorehabilitation III: How will you accomplish the what? Treatment planning
  • Introduction to cognitive rehabilitation: Assisting abilities and activities
  • Facilitating cognitive function in everyday life
  • What do I do when…? Discussion of class generated examples

Day 3

  • Behavioural challenges and facilitating participation in life roles
  • Neurorehabilitation on the front line: Collaboration, prevention and consistency
  • Using behaviour change principles in Neurorehabilitation: The importance of doing no harm
  • What do I do when…? Discussion of class generated examples

Day 4

  • Relationship building: Facilitating participation in social roles and developing adaptive social networks
  • Risk management: Seeking a balance between protection and risk
  • Family Issue

Approved by VRA (Canada) for 24.5 Continuing Education Credits