Use of IM with TBI Patients Self-Study    

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Course Description
The Interactive Metronome is an effective tool in the rehabilitation of the patient suffering from a traumatic brain injury. These patients have unique needs and their rehabilitation program requires constant adaptation and the use of Interactive Metronome best practices. The therapist working with the Traumatic Brain Injury patient must modify the Interactive Metronome modality to account for muscle tone, poor coordination, decreased cognitive functioning, poor frustration tolerance, aggressive behaviors and fatigue. This course will review the phases of IM treatment with adaptations specifically pertaining to the needs of the TBI patient. Share and review advanced techniques to facilitate patient participation, patient success and to facilitate the progression towards achieving functional goals. The goal of this course is to offer clinicians with innovative research based treatment approaches for the using the Interactive Metronome with the patient with a TBI.
Contact hours are offered pending successful completion of a written exam at the end of the course.
 
Instructor(s) - One of the following:
 

Andrew Dillen Hartley, OT graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, school of Occupational Therapy in 1995 and moved to the USA in 1996. He is co-owner of Advanced Therapy Solutions, Inc, an outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy practice serving clients of all ages in five locations.

Mr. Hartley has 14 years of clinical experience and is trained in multiple treatment approaches with both adults and pediatrics. His interests include the treatment of deficits related to stroke, traumatic brain injury, Autism, development disorders, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, ADD and learning disabilities in infants, children and adults. His experience with sensory integration, neuromuscular re-education, brain gym, vision therapy, environmental adaptation, Tai-Chi, yoga and technology based treatment approaches for all ages has served him well as a presenter of certification courses, webinars and professional seminars. Mr. Hartley serves as a clinical advisor for Interactive Metronome and other “Therapy based” companies in research, protocol and practice development areas.

 
Course Objectives:

Target Audience:
This webinar welcomes OT/COTAs and PT/PTAs who have completed the Interactive Metronome Certification course.

Instructional Level:
Intermediate

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and name key weaknesses and strengths that affect the TBI patient’s ability to progress through the IM phases of treatment;
  2. Manipulate IM program settings and tasks to address the strengths and weaknesses of the TBI patient;
  3. Develop treatment strategies that include pre and post IM activities and best practices to maximize treatment outcomes for patients with TBI.
*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. COTA and PTA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed OT or PT.

 
Disclosure

The Interactive Metronome, Inc. has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as the Interactive Metronome®. (U.S. Patents #4,919,030; #5,529,498; #5,743,744; #6,719,690; other U.S. and foreign patents pending) Interactive Metronome, Inc. is the sole source of the following products: Interactive Metronome® , Gait Mate® and IM Home®. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.

CEU's
Course Meets Requirements for:
  • 1.00 Contact Hours OT/COTA (AOTA) = 0.10 CEUs
PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board. Check your state for eligibility.
 
Interactive Metronome is an AOTA Approved Provider (#4683). This Intermediate course is offered for 1 contact hours/0.10 CEUs(Classification Codes - Domain of OT; OT Process: Intervention). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA..