Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences of TBI in Adults

Overview

This course provides learners with an understanding of what happens to adults cognitively and behaviorally after they experience a TBI and gives recommendations for working with individuals of brain injury.

The course contains four modules with reviews after each module and a final exam upon course completion.
Format: Video

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the types and severity of injury to know what should be expected in terms of patient functioning.
  2. Assess premorbid characteristics and rule-out other sources of patient dysfunction.
  3. Explain the cognitive strategies to utilize with patients; prepare for deficits in attention, memory, processing speed and executive functioning. Also be able to set up behavioral plans to compensate for cognitive deficits.
  4. Determine what psychological tools to use with adults with TBI; evaluate for mood disorders common after TBI, assess family functioning and patient support, treat mood disorders.

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