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Drs. Nathan Steinhafel, Jonathan French, and Nathan Kegel present on active treatment and rehabilitation approaches for concussion. These presentations were part of UPMC's first "Emerging Frontiers in Concussion" conference.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify convergence insufficiency among other ocular motor visual sequelae caused by mTBI and discuss vision therapy treatment and management options for these patients
  • Identify how symptoms from cerebral concussion can interfere with academic performance and discuss strategies for creating academic accommodations for their clients
  • Determine the best way to approach self-reporting with younger children

Reading Resources:

  1. Hall RC, Hall RC, Chapman MJ 2005. Psychosomatics 46 (3): 195–202.
  2. Newman JB, Reesman JH, Vaughan CG, Gioia GA. Assessment of processing speed in children with mild TBI: a "first look" at the validity of pediatric ImPACT. Clin Neuropsychol. 2013;27(5):779-93
  3. Popoli DM, Burns TG, Meehan WP 3rd, Reisner A. CHOA Concussion Consensus: Establishing a Uniform Policy for Academic Accommodations. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Disclosures:

Drs. Steinhafel, Kegel, and French have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 1/23/2014 | Last Modified On: 1/23/2014 | Expires: 1/23/2015

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