Summary of Upcoming NABIS Webinars

The North American Brain Injury Society will be hosting various webinars through 2020 and 2021.

Date Webinar Title Speaker Medical Education Credits
September 29, 2020 at 1pm eastern USA TeleTherapy through Pandemic and Beyond Erica Bates, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST; Janet M. Williams, MSW, PhD CME- you will be able to obtain if you pay prior to the date of the webinar; ACBIS credit - to get certificate, you will have to contact IBIA

TeleTherapy through Pandemic and Beyond

September 29, 2020 at 1pm Eastern


This event has already happened. If you registered previously for this session, you should have received a link to the recording.

Education Credits

With this course, you can get ACBIS credits and CME credits. To obtain ACBIS credits, individuals will have to self-file. With taking this course, you will be able to self file with ACBIS. Additionally, NABIS has applied for AMA CME for this webinar.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and the International Brain Injury Association. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This session supported by NABIS.

About the Webinar: TeleTherapy through Pandemic and Beyond

This one-hour presentation will examine the utilization and efficacy of TeleTherapy with people with brain injuries in their own home. Participants will learn about a home and community model of brain injury rehab that uses a person-centered intensive rehab approach with over 200 people living across Kansas. When Kansas shut down, people with brain injuries were faced with the challenge of risking COVID-19 or stopping therapy. A third approach, the use of TeleTherapy, was allowed by Kansas Medicaid. Over a five month period, therapists with Minds Matter Implemented and carried out TeleTherapy. This presentation examines the pros and cons of TeleTherapy as compared to in-person therapy. It also summarizes possible utilization of TeleTherapy post pandemic.


  1. Participants will understand the use of therapy in a home and community based model in Kansas.
  2. Participants will review the medical and nonmedical needs of people with brain injuries living in their own home in Kansas.
  3. Participants will learn about the platforms, devices and connectivity issues in implementing TeleTherapy.
  4. Participants will review the steps to implementing a TeleTherapy model.
  5. Participants will review results of a feedback study from both consumers and therapists who utilized TeleTherapy over a 4 month period.
  6. Participants will identify therapeutic approaches that were both positive and negative utilizing TeleTherapy.
  7. Participants will be able to name three ongoing uses of TeleTherapy after a pandemic.
  8. Participants will understand the use of TeleTherapy for people living with brain injury.

About the Presenters

Erica Bates, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST, is an experienced rehabilitation professional with 10+ years focused on traumatic and acquired brain injuries. She is a professional educator, advocate, speaker and Vice President of Services. Building on her background as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Erica obtained her CBIS in 2013 and her CBIST in 2014. She is a member of the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City and serves as a member of their annual conference planning committee. Erica appreciates the impact of community awareness and enjoys educating rehabilitation professionals, corrections personnel and support groups throughout the year. Above all, there is nothing she relishes more than working with consumers and their families to achieve person-centered goals. She is currently pursuing a PhD at The University of Kansas in Therapeutic Sciences. Outside of work, Erica enjoys gardening, running and spending time with her family.

Janet Williams, MSW, PhD, has more than 30 years of experience developing and implementing community based services for people with complex medical and behavioral needs after brain injury. Janet and her two companies, communityworks inc, and Minds Matter, LLC, have received recognition as: Provider of Excellence in Kansas 2010; National Brain Injury Society Award of Clinical Excellence in 2011; Dorland Health Honorable Mention 2011 as Public Health Specialist; Kansas City Business Journal as the largest woman owned business in Kansas City by number of employees in 2009 and 2010; 2006 Women who Mean Business by the Kansas City Business Journal and in 2011 the University of Toronto named communityworks inc as one of the Top Ten Programs in the world for Community Engagement of People with Brain Injuries.


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