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Spring 2011 Virtual Grand Rounds

February 23 • Life with Sophie the Service Dog: A Scientific Examination and Personal Memoir of a TBI Survivor – 2/2/2011 4:07:00 PM

In this webinar Dr Stamm will discuss her own TBI and what it is like to be partnered with a service dog. Dr Stamm will discuss the latest scientific and policy literature on service dogs, emotional support dogs, and companion dogs. She will engage in a frank discussion about the positives and negatives of having a service dog, what people can expect a service dog to do, and discuss service dogs and community integration.

Presenter: Beth Hudnall Stamm, PhD, Professor, Institute of Rural Health, Idaho State University


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March 9 • Brain Injury: Searching the Cure—Reality versus Hope – 2/2/2011 4:46:00 PM

This talk will discuss various types and severity of acquired brain injury. In addition to Acute Care interventions, discussion will be around cutting edge novel interventions for an array of associated disabilities. There will be a final overview of long term considerations for persons and families alike.

Presenter: Alan H. Weintraub, MD, Medical Director-Craig Treatment Program, Craig Hospital, NIDRR TBI Center and NIDRR TBI National Statistical Database

Presenter has requested that their information not be posted to the website.

March 14 • Using Smartphones & PDAs to Enhance Memory and Organization – 2/2/2011 4:48:00 PM

Individuals with TBI often have difficulty with memory and organization skills. This presentation will focus on a study that demonstrated efficiency and practical applications for using generic technology to assist with completion of daily activities after TBI.

Presenter: Roberta DePompei, PhD – Director, School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Akron

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March 30 • Understanding Everybody’s Behavior After Brain Injury: Don’t “Don’t!” – 2/2/2011 4:48:00 PM

While a brain injury may neurologically impair one person, the effects of the injury are experienced by many others in that person’s life. Understanding these many different effects can guide all parties in understanding the behavior of everybody who is involved and how to effectively promote successful adaptation for all participants rather than fall into a never ending cycle of behavioral crisis management.

Presenter: Harvey Jacobs, PhD, LLC, Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Behavior Analyst

Don’t “Don’t!” is a trademark of Harvey Earl Jacobs, 2010. All Rights Reserved

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April 4 • Reintegration and Traumatic Brain Injury: Challenges Facing Our Veterans and Their Families – 2/2/2011 4:51:00 PM


Reintegration of our military men and women from Active Duty life to Veteran and civilian status is a journey that can be difficult and emotional. Imagine traveling this road with a TBI. This presentation will focus on the specific challenges facing our Veterans and families with TBI as they navigate this journey, and resources within the DoD, VA and Civilian communities to assist them.


Presenter: Karyn George, MS, CRC – National Manager, Office of Care Coordination-Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center/The TBI Operational Component of the Defense and Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury


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April 13 • Family Coping after a Traumatic Brain Injury – 2/2/2011 4:52:00 PM

This presentation will address the variables that challenge families when coping with brain injury. It will examine these variables from a societal and personal perspective.

Presenter: Robert Karol, PhD, LP, ABPP, CBIST, President: Karol Neuropsychological Services and Consulting

This project is supported in part by grant number 90TBSG0056-02-01 from the U.S Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) , Washington, D.C. 20201 and Idaho State University. This project was previously supported in part by grant # 1-H21-MC07735, using funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources Services Administration's (HRSA's) Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and Idaho State University. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. The content contained herein are solely those of the authors and points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy, the view or policies of the U.S. Government, the State of Idaho, or Idaho State University