Behavior Management in Adults and Adolescents with Neurological Disorders

About the Course
In this course, specific techniques for managing the following behavior characteristics will be discussed: 1) Labile behavior, pseudobulbar affect; 2) Hypersexuality; 3) Patients with lability and/or flat affect; 4) Patients with verbally and or physically hypersexual behavior; 5) Patients who are restless physically agitated, not aggressive; and 6) Patients who are verbally aggressive, agitated. In addition to discussion of specific behavior management techniques, important aspects of the team approach to behavior management will be reviewed. Finally, suggestions for ensuring mental health of clinicians and treatment teams caring for patients with challenging behaviors will be presented.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify common behavior disorders post acquired brain injury.
  • Recognize the basic brain-behavior relationships in individuals with brain injury.
  • Select 2-3 interventions for each area of common behavior dysfunction.
  • Identify important aspects of the team approach for behavior management.
  • Locate 2 negative and 2 positive influences on behavior after neurological injury.
  • Select 3 suggestions for ensuring the mental health of treatment team members caring for patients with challenging behaviors
About the Author
Charity received her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Southwest Missouri State University in 1997. She has been working with adults and teens with neurological disorders for over 20 years and evaluates, treats communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders in these patients. Charity has published several research articles related to evaluation/treatment of cognition in adults with traumatic brain injury and neurological diagnoses. She is a seasoned speaker who is invited to speak at seminars and conferences on neuro-related specialty topics, Charity is a Brain Injury Specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America. She has been very involved in advocacy at the local and state level for people with brain injuries and their families for many years.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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