Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences of TBI in Adults
This course provides learners with an understanding of what happens to adults cognitively and behaviorally after they experience a traumatic brain injury (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.
- Describe the types and severity of injury to know what should be expected in terms of patient functioning.
- Assess premorbid characteristics and rule-out other sources of patient dysfunction.
- 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.
- 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.