Michael J. Pedoto, M.D. and Bruce L. Ladle, Ph.D.Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. Michael J. Pedoto, M.D. is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.He is the director of the Brain Injury Program and Medical Director, Head Injury Re-entry Program at Miami Valley Medical Center.He is an assistant clinical professor at Wright State University Medical School.His M.D. is from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he interned in U.C.C.M.'s Department of Internal Medicine and completed his residency in U.C.C.M.'s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Bruce L. Ladle, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist at Miami Valley Hospital
who provides neuropsychological evaluation to patients who have suffered acquired brain injury.He
also provides individual and family psychotherapy to brain-injured patients and their families concerning the emotional adjustment to the injury.He is a Crisis Prevention Instructor, management of verbal and physical agitation.
Dr. Ladle is also an independent practitioner providing individual and marital psychotherapy for depression, marital problems, sexual addiction and anxiety.
Abstract: Individuals who have sustained an acquired brain injury can face many difficult challenges.Often the major challenges the brain injury survivor and their family face are not the physical or cognitive problems but the behavioral and emotional sequelae.These kinds of problems are the least understood of all the various problems that are faced by individuals recovering from an acquired brain injury and can be a large obstacle in successfully reintegrating back into the community.The short course will specifically address medical, environmental and behavioral management of these issues.
Potential benefits, and side effects of medications used for cognitive and behavioral concerns in brain injury will be addressed by Dr. Pedoto
.Dr. Ladle will explore the various behavioral problems that are common with brain injury and provide intervention strategies that are useful in helping the survivor and their families successfully re-enter life.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able: 1) To define behavioral problems and understand what causes them.2) To define the specific behavioral problems that are common after a brain injury.3) To discuss intervention strategies and what we as professionals can do to help.4) To learn from a behavioral crisis and even want to come to work the next day.