Sargent Rehabilitation Center is holding a free Brain Injury Education Series workshop for survivors of traumatic brain injury, stroke, aneurysm or tumor, as well as for family members and professionals who are working on behalf of survivors. The workshop will take place Wednesday, July 13, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sargent Rehabilitation Center, 800 Quaker Lane, Warwick.
The title is, “Harnessing Neuroplasticity to Improve Function after Traumatic Brain Injury ” and the speaker is Laurence M. Hirshberg, PhD, Psychologist at The NeuroDevelopment Center and Clinical Assistant Professor at Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University.
Neuroscience has shown that the brain is capable of enormous change and reorganization based on experience. This is called neuroplasticity. Dr. Hirshberg will provide an overview of what brain science has to tell about neuroplasticity. He will also describe recent attempts to harness this capacity to improve function and remediate the effects of traumatic brain injury through an emerging approach to treatment called applied neuroscience. He will conclude by reviewing recent research related to two forms of applied neuroscience – computerized training of working memory and feedback guided brain training, also called EEG biofeedback. Clinical case studies will also be provided.
Sargent Center’s Brain Injury Education Series has been made possible with grant support from the RI Department of Human Services. Those interested in attending should register by calling Sargent Center at 886-6600.