Financial: Mathew Dodson and Mark Showers receive an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Mathew Dodson and Mark Showers have 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
Mark Showers, MSOT, OTR/L
Mark Showers is an Occupational Therapist specializing in cognitive rehabilitation. Graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Mark worked five years developing Work Hardening programming for worker’s compensation cases. Following this he developed a TBI Occupational Therapy department at a VA hospital. Since 2012 Mark has found a passion working with soldiers returning to duty…Read full bio
1. Patient and Workplace Factors to Address Post-Concussion
In the first chapter of this course, Dr. Matthew Dodson discusses the importance of higher-level cognitive functions and addressing psychosocial constructs for a patient who intends to return to work post-concussion. He synthesizes the importance of addressing all patient factors within the framework of a position’s Essential Job Functions. Participants will also become familiar with how employer disability support systems can be utilized in return to work rehabilitation.
2. Supporting the Return to Work Process
In Chapter 2, Dr. Dodson discusses evaluation and treatment of the post-concussion worker. Participants will analyze the return to work prescription process. Understand how to advocate for traditional ADA accommodations for the post-concussion worker.
3. Performance-based Testing of Concussion
Participants will analyze three critical components of workplace ecology as they pertain to return to work rehabilitation. Dr. Dodson synthesizes the importance of addressing all workplace ecology factors within the framework of a position’s Essential Job Functions. Finally, this chapter will review and discuss the importance of including a performance-based assessment in the evaluation of concussion.