DistanCE Static Courses
Lifespan Issues in Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
(3 CE Credits)
This presentation will review the most common causes, physiological and anatomical characteristics, and cognitive and psychosocial sequelae of complicated mild to severe traumatic brain injury at various points across the lifespan. Similarities, as well as differences, will be reviewed between risk for, causation of, and manifestation of traumatic brain injury in children, young adults, and senior elderly. Advances in evidence-based diagnostic procedures and interventions will be described. Long-term outcome data with regard to injuries sustained earlier in life will also be discussed. Particular attention will be paid to predictors of various cognitive and psychosocial outcomes, and how demographic and psychological variables may either moderate or mediate such outcomes. Specific vulnerabilities of those at both of the extreme ends of the age spectrum to sequelae of complicated mild to severe injuries will be illustrated.
- Review neuroimaging as relevant to moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- Appreciate construct and criterion validity of psychometric tests in samples with TBI.
- Understand differences between pediatric, adult, and geriatric TBI.
- Be aware of long-term consequences of TBI that is sustained early in life.
Jacobus Donders, Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
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