cont-edThe Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) will offer a 2-day course designed to provide an overview of neural systems that play a key role in rehabilitation of neurological disorders. RIC notes that the course, “Neuroanatomy: A Practical Review for Clinicians,” which will be held July 18 to 19, will focus on cortical mechanisms, descending tracts, upper and lower motor neuron syndromes, cranial nerves, basal ganglia, and cerebellum.

According to the course brochure, attendees will receive a very clinical perspective, targeting a brief overview of a particular system, followed by discussion of the disease processes and disorders that would result from damage to that system. Attendees will also be provided examples of neuroimaging. The course reportedly places a primary focus on speech and language disorders. However, it also includes discussions about limb deficits, visual deficits, agnosia, and other perceptual deficits resulting from neurologic disease and injury.

RIC notes that the course discussion will be limited to structures and systems most commonly involved in rehabilitation. Recommended attendees include occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, speech-language pathologists, and nurses.

Course objectives aim to enable participants to demonstrate understanding of gross neuroanatomy, describe how damage to specific systems results in motor, perceptual, language, and speech dysfunction, recognize lesion site based upon clinical presentation, and identify specific neurologic disease processes by clinical presentation.

For more information and to access the course brochure, click here.

[Source: RIC]