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ACRM Pediatric Cognitive Rehabilitation Training

DALLAS // 31 OCT 2024

Hilton Anatole

2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207

Hilton Anatole

2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Children with brain injury are not simply “little adults” with brain injury. Their clinical presentation, and the evidence-based methods to help them, are inextricably intertwined with brain development and the need to understand how to help the educational system support them in their development and transition to adult life. This course is designed for all brain injury rehabilitation professionals and school professionals working with children age 0-25 who have acquired brain injury. Training will include evidence-based interventions for cognitive rehabilitation needed by clinicians/educators in order to provide optimum support for children, adolescents, and young adults who have sustained either traumatic or non-traumatic brain injury.

ACRM’s Pediatric Cognitive Rehabilitation Training Course provides such an opportunity by presenting evidence-based standards and guidelines for clinical practice and translating them into step-by-step procedures for use by clinicians. The interventions described can be readily used by occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists, and other rehabilitation and school professionals. The course includes practical guidelines on working with families and school systems.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the interaction between age at injury and developmental stages of brain development
  • Describe techniques for improving attention and the steps involved in carrying out interventions for external memory strategies in children with brain injury
  • Describe common evidence-based visual and motor interventions used in children with brain injury
  • Describe specific strategies for structuring interventions for awareness, executive functioning and behavioral/emotional self-regulation
  • Discuss a framework for interacting with schools and families to develop interventions to improve student’s ability to learn, be successful in school, and transition to adult roles goals, planning treatment, and monitoring of treatment progress
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation practice recommendations and the evidence strength supporting them
  • Describe techniques for treating impairments of attention, memory, executive functioning, social communication, and visuospatial and praxic skills
  • Describe the benefits and precautions associated with group treatment, as well as general group approaches to impairments of memory, executive functioning, and social communication.

*Although significant changes are not anticipated, the schedules, sessions, and presenters posted on this website are subject to change.