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Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy: Practical Interventions and Personalized Planning


Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   
Registration Fee:   $189

  • • Identify over 100 evidence-based techniques, strategies, and interventions for all levels of cognitive loss
  • • Examine step-by-step therapeutic interventions specifically designed for progressive neurological diseases and low-level cognition
  • • Learn how to create cognitive structural changes by incorporating "Art of Memory" techniques and strategies (utilized by World Memory Championship competitors) in the design of high-therapeutic tasks
  • • Identify components of executive functions and discuss related specific intervention strategies proven effective in creating successful outcomes
  • • Define the critical role awareness deficits play in contributing to rehabilitation outcomes and determine which interventions and techniques best guide a patient toward independent functioning
  • • Assess principles and techniques that increase a patient's self-efficacy and ownership of his or her treatment program
  • • Design specific treatment interventions with respect to specific medical diagnosis
  • • Analyze specific caregiver training techniques, communication strategies, and patient interventions that positively affect therapeutic outcomes
  • • Summarize the components of a defensible, skilled goal and determine what medically defines a skilled from a non-skilled intervention
  • • Examine the latest research on how depression/mood, drugs, stress/anxiety, sleep, diet, and exercise affect cognition and identify intervention strategies to maximum brain function

  • Target Audience
    • Speech-Language Pathologists
    • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
    • Activity Professionals
    • Recreational Therapists
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Psychologists
    • Social Workers
    • Case Managers

    Patient-Centered Treatment Strategies that Work!<br/> <br/> Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States have an intellectual disability diagnosis and that number is growing dramatically. Whether the impairment is developmental, due to normal aging, or the result of an acquired disorder or progressive disease, the World Health Organization estimates that approximately 27 million people will present with some type of cognitive impairment by the year 2050. Thoughtful and successful cognitive rehabilitation is crucial to improving a patient’s overall quality of life and should be at the heart of any and all intervention programs. <br/> <br/> This informative and interactive seminar, led by veteran Speech-Language Pathologist Jane Yakel, presents evidence-based techniques, strategies, and interventions for all levels of cognitive loss. Whether a patient presents with a high-level (mild) cognitive impairment, requiring a cognitive structural change, or a low-level (severe) cognitive deficit, requiring a skilled enhancement approach, this class offers successful, practical treatment techniques easy to implement in any care setting. This seminar also emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of creating highly individualized treatment strategies and provides attendees with the needed skills to choose and adapt techniques into tailored, personalized therapy plans. Active case studies are examined and participants are encouraged in class to design a patient profile with therapy interventions and goal documentation.<br/> <br/> Jane Yakel, M.S., CCC-SLP, is known for bringing years of diversified clinical and educational experience to her presentations and is recognized for her ability to effectively bridge the gap between theory and practice. If you are in the field of helping people learn or re-learn, or are responsible for patient care, this course is not to be missed!<br/> <br/> This course is eligible for 6 contact hours. Click on the "register" button for CE details.

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