Clinical Research Consortium (CRC)

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Clinical Research Consortium (CRC) 2017-06-28T17:23:41+00:00

The CRC was a monthly teleconference/webinar attended by clinicians and other professionals from the US and Canada who are engaged in efforts to advance practice in the area of rehabilitation for head injury. Our topics included education on brain injury, especially mild brain injury, as well as critical review of current rehabilitation techniques, assessments, and tools. The CRC is no longer meeting. Some of the presentations are available.

January 2011

An Introduction to Executive Dysfunction and Work Disability

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD
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  • Executive Function Definition and Description
    • Executive functions harness and direct intelligence and other cognitive processing capacities.
    • Dysfunction prevents intelligence from being applied.
  • Scope of the Problem and Emerging Markets
    • Emerging technology such as magnetoencephalography and TBI biomarkers, along with increased visibility of mTBI among troops returning from war create important practice opportunities.

February 2011

Methods to Evaluate Vocationally Relevant Executive Dysfunction

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD
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  • Interpreting Neuropsychological, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Findings in Terms of Work-Oriented Executive Dysfunction
    • What does the neuropsychologist measure and how does it pertain to executive dysfunction?
  • Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function
    • Excel Spreadsheet for CRC Participants
  • Doll Chair Assembly Task
  • Structured Work Activity Group #1
  • Behavioral Assessment of Vocational Skills Wheelbarrow Task

March 2011

Executive Function and Capacity Approximation

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD
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  • Natural Development of Executive Function
    • Executive function develops throughout childhood and adolescence in healthy response to challenges that signal inadequacy.
  • Minimizing Executive Function Deficits after a Brain Injury
    • When executive function is disrupted, occupational disability results even as intelligence and other cognitive processing capacities are preserved.

April 2011

Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation of Executive Dysfunction

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD
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  • The Importance of Depression in Magnification of Executive Dysfunction
    • Identifying and treating depression must be taken on as an interdisciplinary challenge.
  • Remediating Executive Function Deficits
    • Defining the “just-right challenge” for brain-injured adults with work disability.

May 2011

Identifying Rehabilitation Needs in Mild Head Injury: When and How

Presenter: Matt Dodson, OTD, OTR/L
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Providing client-centered rehabilitation services to people living with mild head injury can be a challenging proposition. Effectively identifying the difficulties this unique population has when engaging in daily activities can be problematic, and doing so in a way that encourages the opportunity for the further rehabilitation of these concerns is even more elusive. That being said, this month’s presentation has two principal objectives:

  1. Introduction of a semi-structured interview tool that assists in clinical identification of the variety of common functional deficits seen in those with chronic mild head injury.
  2. Exploration of non-standardized treatment tools for the rehabilitation of specific aspects of higher level cognitive functions, once these deficits have been identified through the assessment process.

June 2011

Accessing the Upper Reaches of Executive Function in Cognitive Rehabilitation

Presenter: Matt Dodson, OTD, OTR/L
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July 2011

Assessing Potential for Work among Individuals with Mild to Moderate Stroke

Presenter: Vicki Kaskutas, MHS, OTD
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August 2011

The Organization of Work-Oriented Neurorehabilitation as a New Service-Delivery Model

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD

The discussion will address program criteria, training and certification of practitioners, and research topics.

September 2011

No presentation

October 2011

Complex Task Performance Assessment

Presenter: Timothy J. Wolf, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L
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November 2011

Combat-Exposed Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries: Evaluation and Treatment

Presenter: Debbie Turley, MSOT, OTR/L
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December 2011

Telerehab as a Cost-Effective Model for Work-Oriented Neurorehabilitation

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD

Telerehab has a very recent and brief history that Dr. Matheson will describe. The models for telerehab that are being adopted frequently involve people with ABI.

January 2012

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease?

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD
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February 2012

Life Care Planning after Brain Injury

Presenter: Jodi Fischer, OT, CLCP, CWCE
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March 2012

Functional Baseline & Repeat Testing: Maintaining Durable Ability over Time

Presenter: Min Trevor Kyi, OT, CWCE, CDA, DipFCE
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April and May 2012

No presentation

June 2012

Cognitive Compensation Curriculum Program

Presenter: Matthew Dodson, OTD, OTR/L
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July 2012

No presentation

August 2012

Goaling and Motivational Interviewing

Presenter: Leonard Matheson, PhD, CVE, CRC

September 2012

Goaling and Motivational Interviewing

Presenter: Leonard Matheson, PhD, CVE, CRC
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October 2012

Emotional Dysregulation after a Brain Injury or Stroke

Presenter: Leonard Matheson, PhD, CVE, CRC
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November 2012

Measuring the Effect of Fatigue on Function Following Acquired Brain Injury

Presenter: Tania Percy, BScOT, BA, CWCE

December 2012

No presentation

January 2013

Brain Restorative Sleep

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD
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February 2013

Telehealth: Overview and Applications in Neurorehabilitation

Presenters:Tammy Richmond, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA and Jana Cason, DHS, OTR/L
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March 2013

WON Telerehabilitation: Let’s get going!

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD
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April 2013

No presentation

May 2013

Mr. Cabinetmaker

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD
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June 2013

No presentation

July 2013

The Promise of PROMIS
Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD

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August 2013

Case study based on a work capacity evaluation report

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD
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September 2013

Functional Assessment Constructs Taxonomy (FACT) for Evaluators and Case Managers

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD
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October 2013

Vocational Futures of Disabled Children and Adolescents, Part 1—Brain Injuries

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD
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November 2013

Vocational Futures of Disabled Children and Adolescents, Part 2—Disfiguring Injuries

Presenter: Len Matheson, PhD
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