Perseveration and Stimulus-Bound Behavior Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury - SLPA1618

Perseveration and Stimulus-Bound Behavior Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury

by Heidi Bassani, M.Ed, CCC-SLP and Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L
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This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

Price: $12.00
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Perseveration and other related utilization behaviors are quite common in traumatic brain injury when damage is sustained to the frontal lobes. These behaviors can be frustrating and can cause unnecessary interruption to treatment. Understanding the differences between these behaviors and how to redirect or limit their occurrence during treatment can be valuable. 


The goal of this continuing education program is to educate speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists about perseveration, stimulus-bound behavior, and environmental dependency syndrome, explore the characteristics of each, and discuss strategies for intervention. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify at least three types of perseverative responses.
  • Cite at least three examples of stimulus-bound behavior.
  • Discuss at least two approaches for ameliorating stimulus-bound behavior.

Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative

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This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Heidi Bassani M.Ed., CCC-SLP studied linguistics at The Ohio State University and worked in the Aphasia Research Center briefly in Boston, MA before completing her Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders at The University of Virginia. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including acute and critical care, outpatient, inpatient rehabilitation, and residential transitional care at Medical College of Virginia (now Virginia Commonwealth University), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a specialist in brain injury, much of her clinic experience has been focused on inpatient neurological rehabilitation and high-level cognitive rehabilitation for return to duty/work. Heidi has presented locally and nationally on cognitive rehabilitation of service members, augmentative and alternative communication/assistive technology, tracheostomy and ventilator care, and emerging consciousness.
Discslosure: Ms. Heidi Bassani has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.
Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L, attended the University of Pittsburgh and completed her Occupational Therapy degree from Duquesne University. With over 21 years in clinical occupational therapy settings, Laurel has experience in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient Orthopedic and neurology, long term care, home health, inpatient rehab, and acute care. She also has extensive training and experience in upper extremity amputation care, Orthotics and Prosthetics, and Research and Development. Laurel has been an adjunct Professor for Saint Petersburg College and Nova Southeastern University, Tampa campus and is currently an Occupational Therapy writer for the PAC (Post-Acute Care) team with Relias.
Disclosure: Ms. Koss has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 10/2/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/4/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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