presented by Robert Karol
Robert Karol receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. Robert Karol receives royalties for his books from the following organizations: Oxford University Press, CRC Press and Lash and Associates Publishing.
Non-Financial: Robert Karol is on the Board of Directors – United States Brain Injury Alliance.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Robert Karol, Ph.D., LP, ABPP-RP, CBIST
Dr. Karol is President of a group private practice, Karol Neuropsychological Services & Consulting, in Minneapolis, that specializes in counseling for persons with brain injury and other disabilities, neuropsychological and rehabilitation evaluations, program development consultation for organizations, workshops & staff training, and case consultation for providers, insurers, and attorneys. Dr. Karol has also recently served…Read full bio
1. Brain Regions and the Behavioral Effect of Damage
Behavioral dyscontrol is often caused by injury to specific brain regions. Moreover, the type of behavior is frequently a function of the brain region injured. To treat behavior, it is essential to understand the effect of injury to different parts of the brain. This chapter will review behavioral symptoms most likely to be observed with injury to key parts of the brain. The goal of this chapter is to provide an understandable guide to the effect of brain injury locations on behavioral dyscontrol.
2. Cognitive Deficits and Behavioral Dyscontrol
Cognitive deficits often directly lead to behavioral dyscontrol. Such deficits determine how people process information and interactions. Misprocessing causes errors in how persons with brain injury conceptualize the world and drives behavior inconsistent with accepted norms. The goal of this chapter is to explain the behavioral implications of various cognitive deficits.
3. Cognitive Assessment
Because cognitive problems are such a determinant of behavioral dyscontrol, the assessment of cognition is essential for understanding behavior. The principles that underlie cognitive assessment are important to appreciate when implementing or applying cognitive data. The goal of this chapter is to provide insight into how to conceptualize and utilize cognitive assessment.