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    Add to Calendar 11/19/2022 07:30 AM 11/19/2022 05:30 PM America/Chicago Cognitive Rehabilitation: Effective Intervention Hotel:
    Phone: 832-826-6311
    Texas Children's Hosp/Physical Medicine & Rehab CIAO Seminars, Inc mail@ciaoseminars.com false MM/DD/YYYY

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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Occupational Therapist
    • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
    • Physical Therapist
    • Physical Therapy Asst
    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst

Course Description

Evaluation and treatment of cognitive deficits can often be some of the most challenging diagnoses to address because of what seems to be infinite variables. This course focuses on the many factors associated with learning for the cognitively impaired patients who suffer from head injuries, stroke and dementia. Fundamental information includes anatomy and physiology of cognition, clinical neurotransmitters that affect cognition, different types of memory, medications that affect cognition and evidence-based practice access. The instructor will also address cognitive evaluations, goal writing, environmental adaptations, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and the MCI training program. Specific direct cognitive interventions to improve attention, memory, executive function, and visual-spatial functions will be discussed in detail. The importance of correct diagnosis and staging will be emphasized along with staging training. This course, taught by one of the great experts in the field, will help you to narrow your plan to deliver the best patient-specific cognitive rehabilitation care.

Course Level: Introductory

AOTA Classification Codes
Domain of OT: Client Factors, Context Environment
OT Process: Intervention

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Accurately stage the cognitively impaired patient.
  • Describe the different forms of memory.
  • Verbalize the proper evaluation instruments for different levels of cognitive impairment.
  • List three environmental adaptations utilized for patients.
  • Describe three different direct interventions for cognitive therapy with cognitive patients.
  • Verbalize the appropriate therapeutic strategies for different cognitive impairments.
  • Describe an MCI training program

Peter Johnson


Peter R Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP received his undergraduate degree in speech language pathology from Northern Illinois University. He received his MS and PhD in speech language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. He also received an Executive Graduate Degree in Healthcare Financial Management from Ohio State University. Dr. Johnson has worked in acute care hospitals, home care, outpatient clinics, and long-term care. He has written numerous articles in speech language pathology. Dr. Johnson served as Column Editor for the American Speech Language Hearing Association Special Interest Division 11 and 13. He has co-authored several books and several chapters in the field of speech language pathology. His latest book is the Clinician’s Guide to the Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia. Other books include Drugs and Dysphagia and Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation. He served on the Executive Board of the Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists for eight years. Dr. Johnson was four times the recipient of the President’s Award as well as the Outstanding Service Award from the Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. He currently serves as Chair for the Florida Department of Health Licensing Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Johnson serves as a healthcare consultant. He also receives an honorarium for his lectures as well as royalties from his books.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Dr. Johnson serves as Chair For the Department of Health State Licensing Board for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Day 1

08:30 - 09:30
Anatomy and Physiology of Cognition/Clinical Neurotransmitters (8:30 AM Central 9:30 AM Eastern; 6:30 AM Pacific)
09:30 - 10:30
Models of memory
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:15
Medications that Affect Cognition/Evidence-based Practice Access
11:15 - 12:30
Evaluation Techniques
12:30 - 01:00
Lunch (on your own)
01:00 - 02:00
Direct therapeutic interventions
02:00 - 02:15
02:15 - 03:30
Direct therapeutic interventions
03:30 - 04:00

Delivery VIA:

  • Live On Tour - This course is now being offered live on locations throughout the United States.
  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL. Included with each Live Stream registration is access to the course recording for the 14 days immediately following the broadcast.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 6.5 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.65 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet required
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (0.65 AOTA CEUs)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (6 PDUs)
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
  • This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Prov. #2202009#TX
  • This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • Approved for:
  • 6.5 hrs. PT/PTAs in AR, IL, TX(6.5 CCUs)
  • 7.8 hrs. PT/PTAs in NY
  • 7.5 Hrs. OT/COTAs in FL(#20-632229)

Contact hours applied for:

  • PT/PTA's in NM

This course is offered for 0.65 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


"Great course! thank you for sharing all this valuable information. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2020

"Thanks for the presentation. Very relevant topic for OT!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2020

"Excellent course! Great presenter I will use 90% of this is actual diagnosis and treatment. Terrific slides and manual. I will however state that I attended literally 100% of this course, took notes and screenshots, followed along with every slide...but the test was difficult for me due to the word king of several questions. I also felt it was difficult to find some answers in the course manual. I am an excellent test taker and had trouble with this test. I would love more courses in goals, documentation, Drugs and dysphagia/cognition, ethics. More live stream courses!!! Live stream is done very well through ciao. I prefer ciao over other companies even though this California girl has to wake up so early to do the course haha. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2020

"I found this course to be very informative, enjoyed it very much. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2020

"I wish that some of the cognitive programs were less expensive. Rarely are we given a budget for SLP tx materials. I do use constant therapy as it is free for therapists but I feel it needs a lot of work before it will be great. RehaCom seems fantastic but can't afford to lease myself and company will not help."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2020

"Dr. J was great! His knowledge base was impressive, and his use of real life examples proved relatable, allowing for improved understanding regarding topics discussed during today's class. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2020

"excellent presentation"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jun 2019

"Very informative. I appreciate the abundance of information."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jun 2019

"This was a very good course. The review of anatomy and neurotransmitter is always good no matter how many times I might have heard it before. I loved all the practical therapy ideas! That is one area that is so often left to the end of courses and the speakers run out of time. I did not feel that way at all this time! (Thank you!) My co-worker and I are excited to go back to work on Monday with some great ideas to take to our supervisor (computer programs in particular). I do feel that the pre-conference info did not indicate that so much of it would be related to dementia as I work with TBI. But that being said, I learned a lot of good information that can certainly be adapted and utilized in my setting and it doesn't hurt to learn something out of my usual body of knowledge. Thank you to Dr. Johnson and CIAO for a great educational opportunity!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jun 2019

"I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation. It gave me a good overview as well as specifics regarding assessment and treatment of cognitively impaired patients, as I have been in practice for 40 years--starting out initially with aphasia and neuro patients and now treating dysphagia primarily in my nursing home environments. In the past, I was familiar with on-line treatments such as Psychological Software, which I used in the 1980's, so this shows other, more current activities. I also appreciated Dr. Johnson's comments re: their strengths and weaknesses. I do understand the benefits of these computer treatments, absolutely. I would also have liked his sharing non-computer activities. Given budget constraints at my facilities, I tend to use low-tech treatments and a few more references for these would have been great. I likely will order some of the books he suggested. Thanks for a great conference! "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jun 2019

"Possibly provide an online/computer based cognitive program that would be more reasonable for a therapist to personally purchase as the ones described were over one thousand dollars. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Jun 2019

"I had expected more information on evidence based treatments for specific stages of dementia but will delve into the websites offered. I like the GDS information. I had difficulty with following the slides/outline at times, such as Metacognition (is it a treatment modality and where it fit in with MCI). I enjoyed Peter's examples and stories; thought the demonstration of Rehacom was overdone."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Feb 2019

"knowledgeable speaker!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"I love the intent the presenter has with providing better memory care units and education to those working in the field. Presenter was a little hard to follow at times and I had a hard time understanding what he was talking about sometimes. A little confusing. But overall, enjoyed it and learned from it. Thanks!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"Excellent and informative course!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"Overall, this course was wonderful! The presenter was very knowledgeable and the information of anatomy and physiology as well as tools provided are very helpful to practice and education! I had a couple of technical glitches throughout the webinar, however, I believe was able to recover with information. Thank you!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"Great presenter! His real-life stories and experiences helped me learn the information better."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"This was a fantastic course! The information was exactly what I needed to reinforce my clinical skills. I want to thank Dr. Johnson for such thorough information and pertinent examples. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"Dr. Johnson was fantastic! He was easy to listen to and I was engaged the entire time with so much useful information. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"I was very happy with the fact that this course provided functional, therapeutic activities. Often these conferences spend to much time at the beginning running out of time for the functional pieces therapists can use. Thank you!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"I think the course could be improved by including more case studies. I also appreciate it when lecturers do not just feed you information to memorize but rather have you think for yourself and then provide feedback. Some parts of the course were more interactive, which I appreciated. I do think the course was well-organized and that the presenter's slides contained just the right amount of information."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"Terrific course!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"Dr. Johnson was very knowledgeable and explained all aspects thoroughly. Time went by quickly, looked up and we were done! I would recommend this course!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"maybe allow for print out of manual in different format. the power point printout with notes prints so small."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"Great course!!!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"Excellent course!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018

"Excellent speaker!!!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018