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Concussion Functional Interview and Treatment

presented by Matthew Dodson

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Financial: Mathew Dodson receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Mathew Dodson has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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In the last few years, combat operations in the Middle East and professional sports have heightened awareness of mild Traumatic Brain Injury, or concussion. This heightened awareness has led to expanded clinical programming addressing concussion, but significant challenges remain in the identification and treatment of chronic concussion deficits. This course provides theoretical and practical guidance in how to identify and treat common functional deficits from concussion, driven by the administration of a thorough functional interview. Through discussion and interactive components, major areas of functional deficits from concussion are identified and treatments for these concerns are demonstrated.

Meet Your Instructor

Matthew Dodson, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Matthew Dodson is an occupational therapist and an expert in evaluating objective and functional deficits from MTBI/concussion and other forms of mild brain injury in both civilian and military populations. With extensive experience at patient, supervisory, and policy levels, he specializes in designing multidisciplinary clinical assessment and intervention programming for mild brain injury. Leveraging…

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1. Necessity and Structure of a Functional Interview

In the first chapter of this course, Dr. Dodson discusses functional performance and the importance of including a functional interview when evaluating concussion. Participants will review four major constructs that underlie functional breakdowns and that should be included in a functional interview post-concussion.

2. Interview and Treatment: Memory Deficits

Dr. Dodson demonstrates how to conduct a functional interview of immediate, short-term, long-term, and prospective memory deficits post-concussion, as well as how to implement a treatment plan.

3. Distractibility, Organization, and Follow-Through

In the third chapter of this course, Dr. Dodson demonstrates how to conduct a functional interview of distractibility, follow-through, and organization deficits post-concussion, as well as how to implement a treatment plan.

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