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Module 1 - Cognitive Rehabilitation: Therapeutic Strategies for Effective Intervention

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Objectives

  1. Articulate the six types of attention and their connection to cognitive-linguistic impairments.
  2. Connect behavioral manifestations with specific cognitive and/or linguistic disorders.
  3. Analyze appropriate tools for the assessment of attention, memory function and visuospatial function.
  4. Characterize the attributes of executive functions and explain their connection to other cognitive processes.
  5. Formulate functional short-term and long-term patient goals for the remediation of cognitive-linguistic impairments.
  6. Distinguish impairments to the arousal, attention, and awareness continuum across etiologies (right hemisphere damage vs. dementias and traumatic brain injury).
  7. Integrate the appropriate therapy tasks, exercises and games in patient treatment programs.

Outline

Cognitive-Linguistic Assessments

Cognitive Rehabilitation Techniques

Documentation of Skilled Services

Attention

Memory

Executive Functions (EF)

Visual Perceptual Function

Special Considerations

Specific Therapy Activities

Case Studies

Copyright : 02/19/2016

Module 2 - Cognitive Therapy for Dementia: Effective Evaluation & Therapeutic Interventions

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Objectives

  1. Communicate the differences between cortical and sub-cortical dementias.
  2. Evaluate and accurately stage the patient with cognitive impairment to inform clinical treatment interventions.
  3. Discriminate the forms of memory and the dementia diagnosis associated with each form.
  4. Utilize an appropriate iPad® application for cognitive therapy.
  5. Articulate one functional long-term goal and two functional short-term goals for cognitive therapy.
  6. Implement the appropriate therapeutic intervention strategies for different cognitive impairments.

Outline

Differentiation of Dementias
Etiology of Various Dementias
 
Stages of Dementia/Clinical Staging
Identification of Models of Memory & Their Relationship to Dementia
Medicare Compliance, Medical Necessity, Goal Writing
Evaluation Tests
Direct Therapeutic Interventions for Dementia
Indirect Therapeutic Interventions for Dementia

Copyright : 01/22/2016

Module 3 - Rehabilitation to Support Memory and Cognitive Decline: Effective Interventions for Managing the Aging Brain

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Objectives

  1. Assess the advantages/disadvantages of the three most commonly used cognitive assessments.
  2. Implement effective evaluation/treatment interventions in the management of memory/cognition decline.
  3. Implement assessment tools that quickly determine a patient’s ability to retain new information.
  4. Characterize at least six conditions/comorbidities that impact cognitive/memory function.
  5. Categorize normal vs. abnormal cognitive/ memory deficits through the aging process and implement appropriate interventions for each stage.
  6. Implement the evaluation tools related to cognitive/memory deficits that are best for determining driving ability and driving skills assessment.
  7. Communicate the most up to-date evidence based resource information for patient/family education.

Outline

Spectrum of Cognitive/Memory Decline: Latest Research

Memory Loss and Cognitive Impact: Clinical Examples

Cognitive Assessments: Hands on Activities

Interventions for Contributing Factors

Interventions for Independence and Safety Issues

Interventions for Managing Memory/Cognitive Decline

Education and Resources

Copyright : 10/13/2017