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ABI Clinical Continuing Education Series

ABI Clinical Continuing Education Series - This training series was developed in collaboration with experts in the field of brain injury to enhance the knowledge, expertise, and skills of providers working with brain injury survivors. Continuing Education Credits are available for professionals in certain fields.

Venue: UMASS Medical School Campus, Amphitheater/4th Floor, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Who should attend?

Audiologists Case Managers Certified Brain Injury Specialists
Family Counselors Mental Health Clinicians Neuropsychologists
Nurses Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists
Psychologists Rehabilitation Counselors Social Workers
Speech/Language Pathologists    
Program Directors/Managers of residential, day and other programs that serve persons with ABI.

Acquired Brain Injury Continuing Education Certificate
Date & Time: January 18 & February 1, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $500 BIA-MA Members, $550 Non-members
Faculty: Francesca LaVecchia, Ph.D.
Continuing Education Credits: Click here
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Learning Objectives:
1. List the structural and functional components of the brain and other central nervous system (CNS) structures.
2. Explain the epidemiology and descriptions of the major categories and subtypes of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), including brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, vascular, toxic, metabolic, and infectious disorders.
3. List the factors which influence outcome, with respect to the various types of ABI.
4. Describe the neurocognitive, sensorimotor, neurobehavioral/neuropsychiatric, and other consequences of ABI, and the correlation of these disorders with the type of ABI, severity and site(s) of injury within the brain.
5. State the principles of post-acute case management, including recommended assessments, rehabilitation and other strategies.

The Aphasias and Cognitive-Communicative Disorders Associated with ABI
Date & Time: February 8, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 BIA-MA Members, $175 Non-members
Faculty: Therese O'Neil-Pirozzi, Sc.D.,CCC-SLP
Continuing Education Credits: Click here
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Learning Objectives:
1. Define cognitive-communicative disorders post-acquired brain injury and provide examples.
2. Describe strategies to assess cognitive-communicative disorders.
3. Discuss strategies to treat cognitive-communicative disorders.

How to obtain your Continuing Education Credits: Professionals must sign in, attend the full training, and sign out at the end of the day. Evaluations must be submitted to receive continuing education credits.
A certificate showing hours attended will be awarded to all participants.

Grievance Policy: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

Accommodations for the differently abled: Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact:

Program Planner/Instructional Personnel Relationship Disclosure Information for ASHA

Contact the Education Department at or call 508-475-0032 for questions.