WEBINAR | How We Change the Brain (Neuroplasticity for the Working Therapist)[LIVE] [June 7, 2019] -  Talk-Tools

WEBINAR | How We Change the Brain (Neuroplasticity for the Working Therapist)[LIVE] [June 7, 2019]


Date: June 7, 2019

Location: Webinar (1:00PM-3:00PM EST)

Presenter: Colette Ellis, M.Ed. CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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Course Description

Have you ever watched one of those specials on someone who experienced amazing, unexpected recovery after a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or other brain damage? Some of those stories seem like the only explanation is magic! Although it certainly seems inexplicable, the magic behind these cases has been found, and is called neuroplasticity.
Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to adapt. Or, as Dr. Celeste Campbell puts it: “It refers to the physiological changes in the brain that happen as the result of our interactions with our environment. From the time the brain begins to develop in utero until the day we die, the connections among the cells in our brains reorganize in response to our changing needs. This dynamic process allows us to learn from and adapt to different experiences.” – Celeste
Campbell, Brainline, 2009.
As therapists we often see first-hand how direct one-on-one interaction with our clients and patients affects change. Can this be improved upon or enhanced? Certainly the more we begin to understand how neuroplasticity works, the more we can aid in effecting positive change and improve our outcomes and goals.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. begin to understand how neuroplasticity is defined.
  2. understand the two current perspectives on neuroplasticity.
  3. explain how neuroplasticity changes with age.
  4. identify at least 4 benefits gained from neuroplasticity.
  5. identify at least 4 examples of how to rewire the brain via neuroplasticity.

Presenter Bio

Colette Ellis M.Ed., CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders with over 35 years of clinical experience. She specializes in adult and pediatric dysphagia, neurogenic, voice and traumatic brain injury, as well as oral placement, feeding and speech therapy for clients and patients of all ages . . . more

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      Webinar Details


      This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)(see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)

      Schedule (01:00PM -03:00PM Eastern Standard Time)
      • 01:00PM  01:10PM    Welcome and housekeeping
      • 01:10AM   01:30PM   Understanding and defining neuroplasticity
      • 01:30PM   02:00PM   How neuroplasticity affects both children and adults
      • 02:00PM   02:10PM   BREAK
      • 02:10PM   02:30PM   Benefits of neuroplasticity
      • 02:30PM   02:50PM   Examples of how to rewire the brain
      • 02:50PM   03:00PM   Q&A

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