Cognitive Rehabilitation: Effective Intervention    SNEAK PEEK

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

Course Description

There are two ways to participate in this live stream event (BOTH count as LIVE CEUs!):
  1. in the LIVE STUDIO audience in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. via LIVE STREAM around the world - Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer and interact with the instructor.

Course begins: 9:00 AM Central (10:00 AM Eastern; 8:00 AM Mountain; 7:00 AM Pacific)
Please contact our office if you have any questions. 850-916-8886.

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, Ph.D., CCC-SLP received his undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology from Northern Illinois University. He received his MS and Ph.D. 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 on speech-language pathology. Dr. Johnson served as a Column Editor for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Special Interest Division 11 and Special Interest Division 13. He has co-authored two books and several chapters in the field of speech-language pathology. His last book was Drugs and Dysphagia. Dr. Johnson is currently co-authoring another book on medications and rehabilitation. He has also co-authored a chapter for a book that will be published in Portuguese and Spanish in Brazil in 2010. He served on the Executive Board of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for eight years. Dr. Johnson was twice the recipient of the Presidents award as well as the Outstanding Service Award from the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. He currently serves as a Vice Chair for the Florida Department of Health Licensing Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. He has lectured at various hospitals and universities on the subject of speech-language pathology. A number of his continuing education seminars and mentoring activities are focused on cognition, memory and dysphagia. Dr. Johnson is currently the Speech Mentor with Select Medical. In this capacity, he develops new clinical programs, conducts continuing education seminars, provides small group and one-on-one mentoring nationally and maintains the clinic hotline for the company. Dr. Johnson is also affiliated with Nova Southeastern University where he is an adjunct faculty and dissertation chair.

Financial Disclosure: Peter receives honoraria from CIAO for the presentation of his live courses and royalties for the purchase of his online courses.
Non-Financial Disclosure: there are no relevant disclosures

Day 1

08:30 - 09:00
Registration (Course begins at 9am central (10:00 eastern, 8:00 mountain, 7:00 pacific)
09:00 - 10:00
Anatomy and Physiology of Cognition/Clinical Neurotransmitters
10:00 - 11:00
Models of memory
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:45
Medications that Affect Cognition/Evidence-based Practice Access
11:45 - 01:00
Evaluation Techniques
01:00 - 01:30
Lunch (on your own)
01:30 - 02:30
Direct therapeutic interventions
02:30 - 02:45
02:45 - 04:00
Direct therapeutic interventions
04:00 - 04:30

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 6.5 Hours (0.65 CEUs)
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (SLP/SLPAs)
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (OT/COTAs)
  • 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. #1902009TX
  • 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, OK

Course meets requirements for:

  • PT/PTAs in AK, AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IL, IA, KS, ME, MO, MA, MI, MO, MT, NE, NY, NC, NH, ND, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY

  • CIAO is regognized 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.


    "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

    "knowledgeable speaker!"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2018