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Session Code: PC04
Title: Concussion Reconsidered in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults: New Science, New Roles for SLPs
Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Colorado Convention Center Room: 205
Session Format: Pre-Convention Workshop PDH(s): 3 Hrs

Presenter(s) (click the names to view bios and disclosures):
Kathryn Hardin, U of Colorado Boulder (presenting author) |View Advance Handout |No Final Presentation Uploaded

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by the Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) & Traumatic Brain Injury. Concussion research has changed dramatically. This session will: 1) highlight why students on SLP caseloads are particularly vulnerable to concussion; 2) dispel myths including “brain rest” and Second Impact Syndrome; and 3) differentiate profiles of traumatic versus sport-related concussion. We will address how clinicians may¬¬ inadvertently prolong symptomatology and guidelines implementing active rehabilitation.

Session Chair: N/A
General Interest Topic Area: Traumatic Brain Injury
Instructional Level:
Intermediate Instruction at the Intermediate Level assumes some familiarity with the basic literature as well as some experience in professional practice within the area covered and is targeted for more experienced professionals. The pace of the training and difficulty of concepts presented require more advanced knowledge and skills than the Introductory Level. Examples used at this level are often based on recent research and case studies that are complex in nature.
Abstract Type: Professional Education
Learner Outcomes:
Learner Outcome 1: Participants will be able to define the neurologic vulnerability model and how it directly applies to children and adolescents with concussion
Learner Outcome 2: Participants will be able to identify why active rehabilitation has replaced the notion of “brain rest”
Learner Outcome 3: Participants will be able to identify three factors that may slow an individual’s recovery from concussion

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