Update Your Care Plan: Acquired Brain Injury

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Update Your Care Plan- Acquired Brain Injury Course Description:

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) affects millions of people every year- through traumatic injury, stroke, metabolic disease, and more. ABI can lead to many complications, of which one of the most challenging is distressed and agitated behavior. This 3.5 hour masterclass delves into deep understanding of ABI and the role of supporting distressed behavior for best outcomes.

After taking this course- you will:

Feel more confident in your communication with people post ABI

– Understand how behavior and communication are linked and can be supported

– Have the tools to foster a supportive and successful plan of care with your caseload!

What will you learn?

By the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify what constitutes an acquired brain injury (ABI) and recognize each type.
  • Analyze behavior as it relates to ABI.
  • Explain assessment tools utilized to identify behaviors in ABI.
  • Summarize the need for behavioral support & planning with ABI in order to maximize functional outcomes.

Update Your Care Plan: Acquired Brain Injury and Behavior

Method of instruction: This course will be provided live course (in person and virtual) as well as a pre-recorded webinar.

Total Time: 4 hours (content + breaks)

Length of Course: 3.5 hours; 30 minutes total break time
Time Ordered Agenda:
5:00 – 6:15pm: Intro; Objectives; Definition of ABl; Types of ABI; Statistics
(75 minutes)
6:15 – 6:30pm: Break
(15 minutes)
6:30 – 7:30pm: Assessment of ABI; Identifying and defining behavior; Assessment tools
(60 minutes)
7:30 – 7:45pm: Break
(15 minutes)
7:45 – 9:00pm: Supporting distressed behavior; Behavior Rounds; Conclusion
(75 minutes)

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • ARC Seminars is run by a group of practicing clinicians- so we have been where you are! This brain injury course is taught by an SLP experienced and working in this field everyday.
  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation settings.
  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!
  • Materials: You will be provided with a comprehensive manual of all the presentation slides,  exclusive access to specially developed tools and resources related to the brain injury course content, and ongoing support and guidance!

Meet your presenter, Allison Frederick!

Allison Frederick, M.S., CCC/SLP, CBIST has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 12 years.  For the first three years of her career, she developed her clinical skills working in the subacute/long term care setting where she was able to find her footing as part of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.  Allison then transitioned to acute rehabilitation, where she continued to develop her teamwork skills, and also where she found her love for working with patients affected by acquired brain injury.  Allison became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist trainer in 2014 after finding there was a need for education about how to manage patients with brain injury.  Allison has a passion for education, and never misses an opportunity to educate people about the prevention and treatment of brain injury.  When Allison isn’t busy trying to convince everyone to wear a helmet, she enjoys practicing Baptiste style yoga, German beer, traveling anywhere and everywhere, and spending time with her English Bulldog, Sydney.  On being part of ARC Seminars:  “I’m so excited to join the ARC presenters and provide clinicians and nurses with the courses they need to expand and further their clinical practice!”.

If you have any questions for Allison, please contact her directly at allison@arcseminars.net.

Disclosures: Financial- Allison is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Allison has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Rehab Directors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

Client and Student Testimonials

Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ

Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF

Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH

Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

"I learned many things today that I would not have thought of before!"

…Feedback from patients and students…

I never knew my edema could be treated- I just thought I has to "live with it". Thank you so much for taking this time to educate me about my health. Patient -DM Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

Testimonial from Physicians

I attended this course in August of 2017, and was very impressed by the information given and the physical training. With my background in osteopathy, I have learned manual techniques before, but a manual and hands-on approach to the management of commonly seen edema was novel, and extremely useful to me. I would recommend any nurse, therapist, or fellow physician who deals with patients struggling with edema (of any sort) attend this seminar and be educated in this up-to-date, insightful approach to edema management.

Iocation is great and presenter is awesome

Informative and I can apply my knowledge and skills in my daily practice. It answers my doubts and queries and become more competent. Location is great and presenter is awesome

Very informative and enjoyable

Very informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed this seminar very much Great talk! -Gil S, D.O/Medical Director Great seminar, very helpful! -N.D. OTR/L Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting! Gail F., OTRL

…has empowered me to take more initiative…

This was such an informative and beneficial seminar for our caseload and has empowered me to take more initiative in our program to assess edema. Thanks

One of the best courses I’ve been to!

Very well ran. One of the best courses I've been to. Presenter was very patient with repetitive questions, and re-directing back to task. Able to appropriately answer questions. -Jill D-PTA Excellent course! JR-PT Loved the course! Very tailored to inpatient rehab. Thanks! Great course! Very informative material provided and very helpful hands on lab with a lot of resources provided. Tara E- PT

Organized way of presenting

Organized way of presenting to audience. Instructor had a great way of explaining topics with different analogies with the different types of learning techniques. Melanie F-OTR

…labs were great…

Course was very informative and labs were great for hands-on and becoming more comfortable

excellent presenter

Eimile is an excellent presenter, she engaged the class and provided positive feedback and recommendations that students can use with patients. Thank you. -Khuy B- OT Great and informative! -Sharon K- OTR Very interesting and applicable. Great instructor. -Angela V, PT Very Well, will attend future courses. Information very well presented. -Fay V OTR/L

BEST class I have ever taken

Honestly, BEST class I have ever taken as a continued education course! So applicable and educational!

Up to date, engaging, and hands on content

We have worked with Emily and Ruth on two courses the past few months and have had a great experience on both occasions.  ARC seminars provides up to date, engaging, and hands on content that my clinicians are excited to bring back to their patients to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.  We look forward to working with them again in the future to introduce additional treatment approaches for some of our most challenging patient populations.

We at ARC Seminars have many years of experience teaching and passing on our expertise to students, with excellent results. We believe that supporting the student at all levels of learning: hands-on and kinesthetic learning, pre-reading for a complete understanding of didactic teaching, follow up support and materials, and program development for carryover of your new skills in the working environment.

Update Your Care Plan: Acquired Brain Injury Course Follow-Up/Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Join the ‘Certified Brain Injury Specialists Group‘ on Facebook to connect with like-minded therapists and nurses, troubleshoot ideas, and discuss clinical situations!

Relevant Disclosures:

This course is intended to prepare the learner to understand and provide appropriate behavioral interventions to those post Acquired Brain Injury.

Financial- Allison Frederick is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Allison has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.


We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains intermediate content. Instructional method is live and in-person; through a combination of presentation, discussion/case studies; demonstration and live practice.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course has been approved for 0.35 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level Content.





Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #000087. This course is offered for 0.35 AOTA CEUs, Intermediate Level Content; approval #0002673, (3.5 contact hours). This course contains content classified under both Occupational Therapy Process and Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 3.5 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Acquired Brain Injury Course Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Complete over 90% of video tutorials
  • Complete post-course competency evaluation


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