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Translating the Science to Practice:
Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning in Neurological Rehabilitation

Speaker:

Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS


Open to: PT, PTA, OT, OTA, SLP, Nursing, SW

Course Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018

Time: Registration at 7:30 a.m., Course from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:

TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital
1333 Moursund, Houston, TX 77030
2nd floor Research Conference Center

Recommended Readings:

  1. Kleim, J.A., & Jones, T.A. (2008) Principles of experience-dependent neural plasticity: implications for rehabilitation after brain damage.Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51, S225-S239. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2008/018)
  2. Page SJ, Gater DR, Bach-y-Rita P. Reconsidering the motor recovery plateau in stroke rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004;85:1377-81.

Course Description

This course will provide a brief focused review of current literature of neuroplasticity and the clinical research demonstrating the occurrence of neuroplastic changes following injury. In this course, participants will review the models of motor learning along with the supporting and contradictory evidence related to each model. Current treatment approaches will be discussed in the light of the motor control and motor learning models. Pertinent evidence related to feedback, practice, motivation, attentional focus, and other contributors to motor learning will be discussed. This course will review the necessary ingredients to drive neuroplastic changes and offer practical examples of creating rehabilitation interventions integrate these into a plan of care that is evidence based to maximize recovery. Participants will have an opportunity to apply this knowledge through written and video case studies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Review of the concepts of neuroplasticity and its relationship to motor learning and recovery of function
  • Identify and understand historical and current motor learning theories/models
  • Examine supporting and contradictory evidence for each model
  • Apply motor learning models to clinical examples in current treatment approaches
  • Compare/contrast the motor learning approach to other past and current treatment approaches
  • Critically appraise current motor learning research
  • Identify the active ingredients necessary to drive neuroplasticity
  • Compare and contrast current standard of care with optimal rehabilitation as defined by literature
  • Integrate motor learning concepts into treatment planning with actual patient cases
  • Evaluate and revise treatment plans of care based on motor learning principles
  • Formulate treatment activities and plans of care that incorporate the concepts identified as critical for neuroplasticity

Instructional Methods Used: Lecture, Discussion

Assessment of Learning Objectives: Course evaluation.

Speaker Information

Jill Seale PT, PhD, NCS

Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS

Jill has been a licensed physical therapist for 20 years. She is a Neurologic Certified Specialist and has practiced almost exclusively in the field of Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation. She has a variety of teaching experiences, in physical therapy academia as well as in the health care community at large. She has served as core faculty in a neurological physical therapy residency program, is adjunct faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine Master of Orthotics and Prosthetics program, and teaches in several online and onsite continuing education programs. She has taught and presented in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, gait, orthotics, mentoring, and research, and is currently involved in clinical research in stroke rehabilitation, orthotic management, and gait analysis/rehabilitation.

  • Financial: Speaker engagement expenses
  • Non-Financial: None reported

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

Policy & Procedures exist whereby all speakers must disclose any relationships which may cause a conflict of interest. Any relevant financial and non-financial relationships will be disclosed via speaker agreement, written notification after agreement, and prior to presentation.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

TimeTopic & Activity
7:30 - 8 a.m.Registration & Light Refreshments
8 - 10 a.m.

Science of Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning

10 - 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Current Practice / Compared with the Science

12 - 1 p.m.Lunch provided
1 - 3 p.m.

Applying the Science to Maximize Recovery

3 - 3:15 p.m.Break
3:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Tangible Strategies for Improving Current Practice

4:45 - 5 p.m.Q/A, Discussion, Course evaluation

Instructional Methods Used: Lecture, PowerPoint presentations

Class Size: Registration is open to 40 participants.

Education

Target Audience: PT, PTA, OT, OTA, SLP, Nursing, SW Clinicians looking to advance their clinical expertise in Neurological Rehabilitation related to neuroplasticity / motor control / motor learning.

Attendance: Participants must attend the entire course in order to receive CEU’s/CCU’s and course certificate. No partial credits will be given.

Instructional Level: Intermediate

OT: Memorial Hermann Health System is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from AOTA. No partial credits will be given.

AOTA CEUs: 0.75
AOTA Classification Code: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention
AOTA Instructional Level: Intermediate
OT Participants MUST ATTEND ENTIRE COURSE in order to receive CEUs / CCUs and course certificate. No partial credits will be given.

OT Approved CE

 

PT: Memorial Hermann Health System is TPTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course meets continuing competence requirements (CCUs) for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. No partial credits will be given.

TPTA CCUs: 7.5
TPTA requires PT Participants MUST ATTEND ENTIRE COURSE in order to receive CEUs / CCUs and course certificate. No partial credits will be given.

TPTA 2017

 

SLP: Memorial Hermann Health System is an ASHA Approved Provider of continuing education- provider ID ABAF. The assignment of ASHA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from ASHA.

ASHA CEUs: 0.75
Partial Credits: SLP Participants MUST ATTEND ENTIRE COURSE in order to received CEUs and course Certificate. NO PARTIAL CREDITS will be given.
ASHA Classification Code: 1070

ASHA MH

This course is offered for 0.75 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

 

Nursing: 7.5 CE contact hours will be provided.

Memorial Hermann Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Social Work: 7.5 contact hours will be provided.

Registration

Registration limited to: 40, Registration closes at capacity

Cost/Registration
Non-employee: $175, MHHS Rehab Service Line Employee: $75.
MHHS employees must register with their MHHS email to receive the employee benefit.

Cancellation Fee
Refunds, minus 25% administrative fee, will be granted if cancellation notice is received in writing according to the stated cancellation policy below.

Cancellations Policy
If you register and do not attend, or do not fulfill the requirements of the class, your course and all other associated fees will not be refunded. All cancellations must be in writing 14 days prior to the course start date to ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org. Refunds will not be granted past this date.

Cancellation of the event by TIRR Memorial Hermann will result in a full refund of monies received.

Cancellation by the Sponsor/Instructor will result in a full refund of the tuition. Sponsor/Instructor is not responsible for additional expenses incurred by registrants.

TIRR Memorial Hermann reserves the right to cancel or change any programs for due cause. Cancellation of the event by TIRR Memorial Hermann will result in a full registration refund of monies received. TIRR Memorial Hermann is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstances. In the event of a course cancellation, participants will be notified via email & contact phone number on the registration form below. Please fill out all information in registration form.

Assistance
All participants in Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, and supportive teaching and learning environment. Please email or note on registration any specific needs we can work to assist you with.

Complaints
Complaints of faculty and participants are handled with dignity and respect by the course coordinator and/or Director of Rehabilitation with resolution of the complaint communicated to all involved parties. All participants in Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, and supportive teaching and learning environment.

Questions
Contact at (713) 797-7432 or email ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org.

 

Registration for this course has closed.