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Web-based TBI Training Modules


The following web-based modules developed for health care and social service providers are available at tbi.osu.edu. These modules are appropriate for anyone who works with or cares for individuals who have experienced TBI. For those who wish to learn about TBI to meet their employer's expectations or for personal/professional growth there is no charge for completing modules. If you wish to earn continuing education credit there is a $20 per module fee.

Training modules with CEUs available
Synapshots from OVC

Synapshots from OVC

Accommodating the Symptoms of TBI

Accommodating a person with a brain injury means that services are provided in a manner that takes into consideration the special needs of the individual. Survivors of brain injury often experience problems with the following:
  • Attention
  • Processing
  • Memory
  • Initiation
  • Impulsivity
  • Planning & Organization
  • Mental Flexibility
  • Self-Awareness
Service providers need to be aware of these symptoms as they can interfere with treatment. Providing accommodations creates an opportunity to address potential barriers to treatment success. Our web-based training module will help service providers to recognize symptoms of TBI and develop strategies for accommodating symptoms. Bulk quantities of our training booklet are available for purchase and may be used to supplement in-service presentations.

Accommodating TBI Training Booklet (PDF)

Order Form for training booklets (PDF)

Long-Term Consequences of TBI

The committee's conclusions that TBI is associated with later seizures, cognitive deficits, depression, aggression, unemployment or social isolation were not surprising. However, they also found that premature death, declines in cognitive function, progressive dementia, Parkinsonism and endocrine dysfunction, particularly hypopituitarism, also are associated with penetrating and non-penetrating moderate to severe TBI. These conditions depart from the commonly cited long-term cognitive, behavioral and social problems and suggest that TBI is a chronic health condition that has a long-term, deleterious effect on overall health for some individuals.

Learn more about the long term consequences for TBI (PDF)

Agitation with TBI

During the early phase of recovery from brain injury, many people undergo a period of agitation. Level IV of the Rancho Los Amigos Levels of Cognitive Functioning corresponds to the confused-agitated stage. This stage has been described as a time when a patient is in a heightened state of activity and has diminished capability for processing new information and responding to events in the environment (Malkmus et al., 1980).

Agitation Guide (PDF)

Agitated Behavior Scale (PDF)

Rating Example (PDF)
Scenario 1: Jack (PDF)
Scenario 2: Sally (PDF)

About Continuing Education

Ohio CEUs
We are an approved provider of continuing education credits for the following:
  • Ohio Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (1.0 Hr)
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Board (2.0 RCH)
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (1.0 Hr)
  • Ohio Psychological Association (1.0 Hr)
If after viewing the webinar you wish to apply for CEUs for any of the Ohio organizations listed above, please click here to complete the post-test and evaluation for Ohio CEUs.

Other states or fields
Professionals in other states or other fields should check with their state licensing board to verify CE credits will be accepted. If after viewing the webinar you wish to download a generic certificate of completion, click here to complete an evaluation.
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"What if there's a Traumatic Brain Injury?"

This webinar is intended for behavioral health professionals who want to learn about traumatic brain injury (TBI), why it is important to know a client’s lifetime history of TBI, how neurological impairments could interfere with treatment and suggestions for adapting their approach to accommodate those impairments. John D. Corrigan, PhD, Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Ohio State University and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation presented this 1-hour training. CEUs available

The live webinar was presented on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Please select the appropriate recorded version option for your needs:
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