presented by Steven Wheeler
Financial: Steven Wheeler receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Steven Wheeler 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.
Steven Wheeler, PhD, OTR/L, CBIS
Steven Wheeler, PhD, OTR/L, CBIS, is the Program Director for the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cinicinnati, where he also serves as an occupational therapy professor. Dr. Wheeler has published and presented both nationally and internationally on community re-entry issues following traumatic brain injury (TBI).…Read full bio
1. Rehabilitation and Recovery Issues Following TBI
In this chapter, Dr. Wheeler describes the recovery process following traumatic brain injury and will teach the participant to understand the relationship between limbic drives and executive cognitive functioning. The participant will learn to identify key community reintegration outcomes and characteristics of executive dysfunction that impact performance of everyday routines and activities. This chapter also discusses how executive dysfunction can impact one’s ability to participate successfully in social relationships.
2. Assessment Overview
The participant will learn to select and utilize basic assessments for evaluating community participation following TBI. Dr. Wheeler describes the role of goal setting and self-awareness in the assessment process following TBI. The participant will gain an appreciation for the importance of self-reported life satisfaction to the functional assessment process. They will learn to identify how impaired awareness of deficits can impact self-reported life satisfaction.
Dr. Steven Wheeler and Occupational Therapist Tim Rich participate in a question and answer session, covering the first two chapters of this course. They discuss categories of executive functions, specific difficulties in treatment of TBI, strategies for executive function assessments, and other topics.