The Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, home of the NIDRR-funded Ohio TBI Model System, offers a free web course: Accommodating the Symptoms of TBI. The web course covers the reason to accommodate individuals with brain injury and the types of symptoms survivors of brain injury experience that may interfere with daily activities such as: impulsivity, problems planning and organizing, decreased self-awareness, problems with new learning, decreased initiation, and so on. The goal is for service providers to be aware of these issues as they may interfere with an individual’s ability to attend appointments, follow through with treatment, retain new information, and/or interact appropriately with others.
The web course was developed in collaboration with Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission with support from a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resource and Services Administration. Free Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for social work, chemical dependency counselors, and certified rehabilitation counselors (coming soon). Any individual wishing to receive CEUs must complete the post-test and evaluation after reviewing the material in the web course. Responses are submitted electronically for grading. Individuals with an 80 percent or higher on the post-test will receive a CEU certificate by email (allow three business days for delivery).
For more information, to access the web course, or to take the post-test and evaluation please visit ohiovalley.org/informationeducation/accommodatingtbi/#ceus. For more information on the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation please visit ohiovalley.org. For more information on and a listing of the 16 NIDRR-funded TBI Model Systems please visit tinyurl.com/36p4ze.