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
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 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.
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
10:45 - 11:15
Medications that Affect Cognition/Evidence-based Practice Access
11:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 01:00
Lunch (on your own)
01:00 - 02:00
Direct therapeutic interventions
02:15 - 03:30
Direct therapeutic interventions
- 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.
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:
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.
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