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Addressing Patient Behavior by Brain Lesion Site: Clinical Tools & Strategies Specific to Patient Deficits
Addressing Patient Behavior by Brain Lesion Site: Clinical Tools & Strategies Specific to Patient Deficits

Where:   ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL

When:  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Course Description:

Neuroanatomy is admittedly complex and overwhelming. Clinicians working in rehabilitation are faced with growing caseloads, diminished resources/reimbursement, and increasingly medically complex patients with the expectation of improving outcomes and reducing length of stay. Honing knowledge of clinically-relevant neuroanatomy and neuropathology can predict dysfunction and intuitively create a scaffold for assessment and treatment even before meeting the patient. Predetermining potential deficits leads to a more tightly defined diagnostic battery and expedites treatment formulation. By deducing the patient’s experience, the clinician can also prepare for behavioral barriers to engagement and understand the healing process with greater compassion.

In this one-day seminar, participants will learn intermediate level neurophysiology as it relates to cognitive-linguistic skills and behavioral control, as well as explore mindfulness techniques for stress reduction. The overlying foci of the course are to arm treating professionals with an improved clinical eye, predicting dysfunction, and expedite the pathway to treatment. Course content will also include patient-focused educational materials for stroke and traumatic brain injury ready to utilize by treating practitioners.
Objectives:
  1. Categorize the anatomy and function of lobes of the brain as they apply to behavioral control.
  2. Characterize the neurophysiology of memory and effect of fear/anger upon new learning and memory.
  3. Analyze the effect of traumatic and non-traumatic injuries upon cognitive centers.
  4. Connect neurotransmitters with the communication system with the brain.
  5. Evaluate the optic system and lesion locations that affect engagement and accuracy in therapy.
  6. Recommend simple neuroanatomy-based techniques to rapidly de-escalate stress for patients and caregivers.
  7. Assess neuro-behavioral barriers that impact new learning.
OUTLINE

Case Study

Neuroanatomy And The Impact On Cognitive Processing
  • Basic neuronal anatomy
  • Brain wiring: Association, projection, and commissural fiber tracts
  • Brain lobes locations and ties to cognitive processes
  • Cerebellum and impact upon cognition
  • Case Study 1: Jacob’s anxiety and how pacing the halls become therapeutic
Case Study

Optic System And Visual Perception
  • Optic constructs, anterior-posterior fiber tracts
  • Visual cortices and unique roles in visual processing
  • Effect of tumors, shear injuries, CVA lesions upon visual processing
  • Case study 1: Why can’t my patient just see the whole worksheet like I do?
  • Group Exercise: Review of vision diagnostics by discipline (PT/OT/SLP)
How Neurotransmitters Drive The Bus
  • Internal communication systems within the brain
  • Dopamine pathways and effects on cognition and reward systems
  • Serotonin pathways and mood modulations
Executive Functions Of The Frontal Lobe
  • The Cognitive Pyramid and moving patients upward
  • Skull anatomy and effects of shear injury
    • Shear injury as it affects anxiety and behavioral health
  • Therapy implications for PT/OT/SLP
  • Group Exercise: Review of executive function diagnostics by discipline (PT/OT/SLP)
Communication And The Left Hemispheric Functions
  • Broca’s vs. Wernike’s area
  • Function of the accurate fasciculus upon communication
Spatial Processing And The Right Hemispheric Functions
  • Neurophysiology vs neuropathology, understanding patients’ nonverbal challenges
  • Inferential language and social cognition
  • A sense of time and spatial organization revealed
The Hidden Processors-Thalamic Influences
  • Auditory pathways and neuroanatomy
  • Thalamic engagement on sensory information
  • Modulation of sleep and vigilance
Case Study

Memory: How The Hippocampus And The Amygdala Partner
  • Memory processes
  • Memory types: Right vs left hippocampal functions
  • Hypoxia and anoxia upon memory function
  • Sleep and memory consolidation, effect of exercise on memory structures
  • Amygdala’s influence upon fear-based learning and hijacking executive control
  • Case study 3: Nile’s hypoxia and long term rehab outcomes
Recovery From Acceleration/Deceleration Injuries: Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)
  • Microanatomical features of DAI
  • CTE: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Where medications have failed
Agitation Management Strategies
  • Review how working knowledge of the Rancho Los Amigos levels and practitioner tips can avoid confrontation
  • Learn trick of the trade for avoiding escalation
  • Confabulation and denial – addressing the elephant in the room
Enriching Patient And Clinician Relationships
  • The science behind mediations and mindfulness
  • Reigning in the runaway situation
Target Audience
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialists
  • Recreational Therapists

BENJAMIN J. WHITE, PT, DPT, C/NDT, LSVT BIG

Benjamin White, PT, DPT, C/NDT, LSVT BIG, is an expert in stroke rehabilitation who serves as the lead neurological therapist at a not-for-profit healthcare institution in Texas. A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center’s physical therapy doctoral program, he has treated a wide array of neurological diagnoses over the years, from concussions and vestibular disorders to stroke, Parkinson’s, and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Dr. White is an award-winning clinical instructor, a renowned national speaker on stroke rehabilitation topics, and has published numerous articles on the topics of neuroplasticity and stroke. In addition, he serves on the Neuro-Development Treatment (NDT) publication committee and is the co-president of the Brazos Valley Parkinson’s Association.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Benjamin White has an employment relationship with Baylor Scott & White. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Benjamin White is a member of the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association.
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