presented by Matthew Dodson
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.
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…Read full bio
1. Concussion Symptoms
In the first chapter of this course, Dr. Matthew Dodson discusses traditional symptoms resulting from concussion. Participants will review the variability in concussion symptoms and analyze the variations of recovery curves in concussion.
2. Challenges in Concussion Evaluation
Chapter 2 discusses the challenges associated with evaluating concussion through traditional clinical approaches. Participants will review ecological validity and invalid testing and the role they play in evaluating concussion.
3. Comorbidity Complications
In Chapter 3, participants will learn the differences between Concussion and “Complex Concussion.” They will learn to analyze the potential for amplification or multiplication of symptoms in the “Complex Concussion” patient and review common comorbidities seen alongside concussion.
4. Complex Concussions and Cognition
In the final chapter of this course, Dr. Matthew Dodson discusses the importance of cognitive symptom self-report in the concussion patient. He compares and contrasts common cognitive deficit presentation in concussion and complex concussion. He also reviews the similarities and differences of cognitive symptom response to rehabilitation in both concussion and complex concussion.