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Continuing Education - Past Courses

Below is a list of TIRR Memorial Hermann's past continuing education courses. For upcoming courses, including CEUs, visit the education section.

Spasticity Assessment - It’s More Than Just an MAS Score!

August 12, 2017
TIRR Memorial Hermann
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030
2nd floor Research Conference Center

The course will focus on the different types of muscle over activity that are often grouped together as “spasticity,” and will teach various scales available to perform a detailed, meaningful assessment of the patient with spasticity.

Pathological Gait Analysis and Orthotic Intervention for Adults with Neurologic Dysfunction

July 29-30, 2017
TIRR Memorial Hermann

This intermediate level course will apply the participants’ knowledge of normal gait to the analysis of pathological gait in persons with neurological injuries.

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

July 8, 2017
TIRR Memorial Hermann
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030
2nd floor Research Conference Center

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.

Mentoring Workshop: Examining & Expanding Mentoring Practices

June 10, 2017
TIRR Memorial Hermann
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030
2nd floor Research Conference Center

The focus of this workshop is to provide clinicians with the skills and the strategies to mentor and develop mentees toward clinical expertise.

FEES Knowledge, Practice, and Documentation

April 29 & 30, 2017
TIRR Memorial Hermann
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030
2nd floor Research Conference Center

A training and education course for Speech-Language Pathologists without prior knowledge in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) administration to learn historical use of the procedure, as well as, provide basic training in interpretation and documentation using this assessment method.

Neurobehavioral Changes after Acquired Brain Injury: A Team Approach to Understanding Diagnosis and Interventions

April 13, 2017
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center: Discovery Room
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030

The focus of this course is to improve the consistency of communication among health professionals with clearly defined terms of behaviors, and to improve the therapeutic approach to patients with behavioral deficits by providing participants with evidenced-based interventions for this population.

Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse Review course

April 3, 2017
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center
1333 Moursund Houston TX 77030

This course is for nurses pursuing the CRRN designation. Two years of experience in rehabilitation are required to sit for the exam.

Rehabilitation Solutions 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Norris Conference Centers
CityCentre, Houston
816 Town & Country Boulevard, Suite 210
Houston, TX 77024

Rehabilitation Solutions is an advanced case management conference featuring nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of rehabilitation. Learn more

R.F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy: International Neurologic Music Therapy Training Institute

Thursday, February 16, 2017 – Sunday, February 19, 2017
Texas Woman's University
Institute of Health Sciences -Houston Center
6700 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030

Neurologic Music Therapy is defined as the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor function due to neurologic disease of the human nervous system. Neurologic Music Therapy is research-based. Its treatment techniques are based on the scientific knowledge in music perception and production and the effects thereof on nonmusical brain and behavior functions.

Neurologic Music Therapy Fellowship Training (Re-Certification)

Wednesday February 15, 2017 (8am-5pm) - Thursday, February 16, 2017 (8am-1pm)
Texas Woman's University
Institute of Health Sciences -Houston Center
6700 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030

The NMT Fellowship Training is an intensive course which begins with a review and update of current research and clinical practice. Participants are then required to present video examples demonstrating their current clinical work using three different NMT techniques.

Advanced Adult Vestibular Rehab Across the Continuum of Care

Saturday & Sunday, January 28-29, 2017
TIRR Memorial Hermann Inpatient Rehabilitation – MHHS
Greater Heights Hospital
South Tower Conference Center
1635 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008

The focus of this conference is to provide clinicians with an overview of special topics, skills, and strategies for treatment teams working with those who have a Brain Injury.

Comprehensive Approach to Brain Injury & Stroke Rehabilitation

Saturday & Sunday, January 14-15, 2017
TIRR Memorial Hermann Inpatient Rehabilitation – MHHS
Greater Heights Hospital
South Tower Conference Center
1635 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008

The focus of this conference is to provide clinicians with an advanced overview of special topics, skills, and strategies for treatment teams working with those who have a brain injury or stroke.

Neurobehavioral Changes after Acquired Brain Injury: A Team Approach to Understanding Diagnosis and Interventions

Friday December 16, 2016
OR Thursday January 12, 2017
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center: Discovery Room
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030

The focus of this course is to improve the consistency of communication among health professionals with clearly defined terms of behaviors, and to improve the therapeutic approach to patients with behavioral deficits by providing participants with evidenced-based interventions for this population.

Pathological Gait Analysis and Orthotic Intervention For Adults with Neurologic Dysfunction

Saturday & Sunday, December 03-04, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center, 2nd Floor
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030

This intermediate level course will apply the participants’ knowledge of normal gait to the analysis of pathological gait in persons with neurological injuries.

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Techniques for Persons with Limb Loss

Saturday, November 12, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center, 2nd Floor
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030

This day-long seminar will educate participants on medical concerns, therapy treatment approaches, team planning, prosthetic information, and collaboration across the rehabilitation team for those with an amputation.

Advancing Clinical Practice in Spinal Cord Injury

Saturday & Sunday, October 08-09, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center, 2nd Floor
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030

The focus of this course is to present best practices and practical insights from which physical and occupational therapists can develop a clinical framework to effectively manage persons with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D).

Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse Review course

October 11, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center
1333 Moursund Houston TX 77030

This course is for nurses pursuing the CRRN designation. Two years of experience in rehabilitation are required to sit for the exam.

Aphasia-Apraxia Therapy: Exploiting Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness

Saturday, October 01, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center, 2nd Floor
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030

This highly interactive presentation will share with practitioners innovative treatment protocols, materials and technology-based tools that enhance clinical skills and assist in the integration of existing scientific evidence and patient values into aphasia rehabilitation.

Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse Review course

September 16, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center
1333 Moursund Houston TX 77030

This course is for nurses pursuing the CRRN designation. Two years of experience in rehabilitation are required to sit for the exam.

Advancing Clinical Practice in Neurodegenerative Disease Rehabilitation

Saturday, September 17, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center, 2nd Floor
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030

The focus of this course is to present evidence from which therapists can develop a clinical framework to effectively manage patients with neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillian Barre Syndrome, among others.

Comprehensive Pediatric Rehabilitation for the Neurologic Therapist

Saturday, August 27, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center, 2nd Floor
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030

This comprehensive course is designed to take the neurologic therapist and expose them to pediatric diagnoses from birth to adulthood including the unique role of the therapist in the Early Intervention, school and private therapy settings.

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

Saturday, July 30, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital
1333 Moursund, Houston, TX 77030
2nd floor Research Conference Center

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.

Spasticity Assessment - It’s More Than Just an MAS Score!

Saturday, June 25, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Building 2nd floor Conference Room
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030

The course will focus on the different types of muscle over activity that are often grouped together as “spasticity,” and will teach various scales available to perform a detailed, meaningful assessment of the patient with spasticity.


Mentoring Workshop: Examining & Expanding Mentoring Practices

Saturday, June 11, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital
1333 Moursund, Houston, TX 77030
2nd floor Research Conference Center

The growth and development of clinical programs will depend on enhancing the mentoring skills of clinical mentors for the next generation of expert clinicians. The focus of this workshop is to provide clinicians with the skills and the strategies to mentor and develop mentees toward clinical expertise.


1st MD Anderson Cancer Center / TIRR Memorial Hermann Cancer Rehabilitation Symposium

May 13-14, 2016
Robert C. Hickey Auditorium
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Floor 11, R. Lee Clark Clinic
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77030

This symposium will discuss selected cancer and cancer treatments that impact rehabilitation and provide evidence-based assessment and treatment strategies that can be applied to clinical practice. This two-day symposium covers a wide variety of topics in the field of cancer rehabilitation.

Can You Hear Me Now? Solutions for Telephone Access for Persons with Neurological Injury

Sunday, April 17, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center, 2nd Floor
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030

This course will present options for phone access for those with neurological injuries and/or physical disabilities such as SCI, TBI, ALS, MS, etc. Mobile device and land line access will be discussed. Devices for altering others inside the home will also be discussed.

Practical Applications and Considerations in Designing an Assistive Technology Computer Interface

Saturday, April 16, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center, 2nd Floor
1333 Moursund Houston, TX 77030

This course will provide an overview and product survey for providing computer access for those with neurological injuries and/or physical disabilities such as SCI, TBI, ALS, MS, etc. Hardware and software will be discussed as well as positioning and funding considerations will be discussed.

Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse Review course

April 8, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center
1333 Moursund Houston TX 77030

This course is for nurses pursuing the CRRN designation. Two years of experience in rehabilitation are required to sit for the exam.

Certification Preparation Course for the Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)

March 11, 2016
Bunker Hill Conference Room, North Tower
Memorial Hermann, Medical Plaza North
920 Frostwood
Houston, Texas 77024

OR

March 30, 2016 @ TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center, 2nd floor
1333 Moursund
Houston, TX 77030

The program is a comprehensive overview of Brain Injury including the functional impact, medical management, impact on the family, and legal/ethical issues encountered with treating this population.

Rehabilitation Solutions 2016

March 10, 2016
Norris Conference Centers
CityCentre, Houston
816 Town & Country Boulevard, Suite 210
Houston, TX 77024

Rehabilitation Solutions is an advanced case management conference featuring nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of rehabilitation. The one-day program will give you up-to-date information about current treatment techniques and research initiatives that affect persons with catastrophic injuries and illnesses.

Motivational Interviewing for Rehabilitation Professionals

March 5, 2016
Memorial Hermann Hospital - TMC
Hermann Conference Center
6411 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030

This will be an internal course for inpatient BI/SCI teams during their annual retreat. This course is an introduction to the concepts of motivational interviewing. It will provide opportunities to learn about the different aspects of this technique, determine when it is appropriate to use, and provide opportunities to practice them as well.

Neurologic Music Therapy Fellowship Training

February 10, 2016
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center
1333 Moursund Houston TX 77030

The NMT Fellowship Training is an intensive course which begins with a review and update of current research and clinical practice. Participants are then required to present video examples demonstrating their current clinical work using three different NMT techniques.

R.F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy: International Neurologic Music Therapy Training Institute

February 11-14, 2016
Texas Woman's University
Institute of Health Sciences -Houston Center
6700 Fannin St. Houston TX 77030

Neurologic Music Therapy is defined as the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor function due to neurologic disease of the human nervous system. Neurologic Music Therapy is research-based. Its treatment techniques are based on the scientific knowledge in music perception and production and the effects thereof on nonmusical brain and behavior functions.

Cognitive Rehab for Adults with Brain Injury, Stroke or Dementia: A Functional Approach

January 23, 2016
Memorial Hermann Hospital - TMC
Hermann Conference Center
6411 Fannin, Houston TX 77030

This program presents over 100 functional interventions, strategies and adult appropriate therapy apps for patients needing language and cognitive re-training in the areas of stroke, brain injury, dementia and other neurologically impaired adults.

Neuro-IFRAH® Assessment and Management of Functional Gait: Walking For Life

November 21-22, 2015
TIRR Memorial Hermann
2nd floor Research Conference Center
1333 Moursund
Houston, TX 77030

This two or three day introductory level course is specifically designed for physical and occupational therapists and certified assistants who work with adults who have suffered a stroke or brain injury. This course will provide participants with a comprehensive whole body and whole person approach to assessment, management planning and management of walking.

Mobile Device Use for People with Disabilities and Home Access

November 14-15, 2015
TIRR Memorial Hermann
2nd floor Research Conference Center
1333 Moursund
Houston, TX 77030

This course will provide a survey of the landscape of mobile devices and options for alternate access for individuals that cannot access a touch screen. This course will also discuss way to use mobile devices to control things in the environment - using a mobile device as an electronic aid to daily living.

NEURO-IFRAH® Resolving Shoulder Impairments and Improving Function

October 17-18, 2015
TIRR Memorial Hermann
2nd floor Research Conference Center
1333 Moursund
Houston, TX 77030

This two day course is specifically designed for occupational and physical therapists who work with adult stroke and brain injury patients. This course will cover topics related to upper extremity management with emphasis on resolving shoulder impairments and recovering function. Information will be shared by lecture, lab and possibly using video & other visual aids.

Rehabilitation Solutions 2015

February 5, 2015
Norris Conference Centers
CityCentre, Houston
816 Town & Country Boulevard, Suite 210
Houston, TX 77024

Rehabilitation Solutions is an advanced case management conference featuring nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of rehabilitation. The one-day program will give you up-to-date information about current treatment techniques and research initiatives that affect persons with catastrophic injuries and illnesses.

Comprehensive Limb Loss Rehabilitation

September 18 & 19, 2015
Texas Women's University
Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Centers
6700 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030

This 2 day seminar will educate participants on medical concerns, therapy treatment approaches, team planning, prosthetic information, and collaboration across the rehabilitation team for those with an amputation. This will include medical and rehabilitation considerations for pre-amputation, acute post-surgical, pre-prosthetic, and prosthetic.

Certification Preparation Course for the Certified Brain Injury Specialist

June 4, 2015
TIRR Memorial Hermann
2nd floor Research Conference Center
1333 Moursund
Houston, TX 77030

The program is a comprehensive overview of Brain Injury including the functional impact, medical management, impact on the family, and legal/ethical issues encountered with treating this population. The mission of the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) is to improve the quality of care given to individuals with brain injury through the education and training of those who work in brain injury services. To that end, ACBIS offers a voluntary national certification program that establishes best practices for the training of individuals working with this population.

Differential Diagnosis & Management of Acquired Dysarthrias

May 16, 2015 Memorial Hermann Hospital-TMC, Hermann Conference Center 6411 Fannin Houston, TX 77030

This workshop will address the neurologic substrates, differential diagnosis, and management of acquired dysarthrias. The morning session will address the neurologic correlates, confirmatory clinical signs and symptoms, assessment procedures, and distinguishing clinical perceptual characteristics of each of the major dysarthria types. Recorded examples of each of the disorders will illustrate their salient and distinctive clinical features in a manner that will sharpen participants’ clinical diagnostic skills and understanding of the meaning of important speech signs and symptoms. The afternoon session will address guiding principles, supporting evidence, and numerous specific approaches and techniques appropriate for managing the dysarthrias.

Esophageal Dysphagia Diagnosis & Treatment

July 18, 2015
Memorial Hermann Hospital-TMC
6411 Fannin
Houston, TX 77030

This course will provide introductory to intermediate level information regarding esophageal disorders that can lead to esophageal dysphagia. This important subject is often overlooked but is critical knowledge for the dysphagia clinician.

Mentoring Workshop

June 20, 2015
TIRR Memorial Hermann
2nd floor Research Conference Center
1333 Moursund
Houston, TX 77030

The growth and development of clinical programs will depend on enhancing the mentoring skills of clinical mentors for the next generation of expert clinicians. The focus of this workshop is to provide clinicians with the skills and the strategies to mentor and develop mentees toward clinical expertise. This course will facilitate the growth of clinical programs, including residency programs through the advancement of clinical teaching and best practice during clinical mentorship.

Spasticity What Is It and What Can We Do With it

June 4, 2015
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
1441 Moursund
Houston, TX 77030

The course will focus on an overview of spasticity, including the basic pathophysiology, the clinical presentations, how to appropriately and thoroughly assess it, and how to treat it.

Shifting Paradigms in Cancer Rehabilitation

April 26, 2015
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Conference Center
929 Frostwood
Houston, TX 77030

This symposium will discuss selected cancer and cancer treatments that impact rehabilitation and provide evidence-based assessment and treatment strategies that can be applied to clinical practice. This two-day symposium covers a wide variety of topics in the field of cancer rehabilitation. Day 1 consists of general sessions intended for all participants with discipline-specific break-out sessions on day 2.

Spasticity Assessment

May 9, 2015
TIRR Memorial Hermann
2nd floor Research Conference Center
1333 Moursund
Houston, TX 77030

Learning objectives include: Identify and differentiate types of muscle over activity and their clinical presentations; Discuss the pathophysiology and origins of spastic muscle over activity; Identify and differentiate various assessment tools used in assessing spasticity; Perform an impairment-based assessment of a patient with spasticity, correctly utilizing the Modified Ashworth Scale, the Modified Tardieu scale, and active range of motion measurements; Identify and discuss at least three different activity-based or participation-based outcome measures to utilize in the functional assessment of subjects with various levels of spasticity; Discuss the findings of the patient evaluation and determine the possible functional implications of that assessment.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

June 4-7, 2015
TIRR Memorial Hermann
2nd floor Research Conference Center
1333 Moursund
Houston, TX 77030

The focus of this conference is to provide clinicians with an overview of special topics, skills, and strategies for treatment teams working with those who have a Brain Injury. This conference will facilitate the growth of clinical programs of a comprehensive treatment team, through the advancement of best practice in brain injury rehabilitation.