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    Cognitive Rehabilitation: Effective Intervention eCourse



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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: Intermediate

This is a recording of a live stream presentation.
Course Requirements:
  • Computer with internet and working speakers/sound are required for this course.
  • Course must be completed within 30 days of activation (activate course within 6 months of purchase).
  • An online multiple-choice quiz (80% passing score) and submission of an online evaluation form are required for successful completion.
  • A certificate of completion will be available to print immediately after course is successfully completed.
  • SLPs - ASHA CEUs may be obtained by completing the online ASHA form and checking the "Report to ASHA" box.
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.

60 Minutes
Anatomy and Physiology of Cognition
30 Minutes
Clinical Neurotransmitters/Models of memory
25 Minutes
Medications that Affect Cognition/Evidence-based Practice Access
100 Minutes
Evaluation Techniques
75 Minutes
Direct therapeutic interventions
70 Minutes
Direct therapeutic interventions cont.
6.0 Hours

Delivery VIA:

  • Online - This course is offered in an online, on demand format.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 6.0 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.6 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet required
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (0.6 AOTA CEUs)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (6 PDUs)
  • As an IACET Authorized Provider, CIAO offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard
  • CIAO is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program
  • 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:
  • 6.0 Hours PT/PTAs in AR, IL, TX(6.0 CCUs)
  • 7.2 Hours PT/PTAs in NY
  • 7.5 Hours OT/COTAs in FL(CEB#20-632229)

Contact hours applied for:

  • PT/PTAs in NM, NV

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

This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

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

CIAO Automatically reports to CE Broker for Florida Occupational and Physical Therapists and Assistants. Florida SLPs can either use the ASHA CE Participant Form (Bubble Sheet) or self-submit through CE Broker.


"Large print size on handout would be much more helpful. appreciate the handout out greatly! "


"This was a very informative and enjoyable course. The only suggestion I would make is to have a more designated question and answer period as allowing questions during the entire course of the workshop tended to be a distraction and halted the progress of the workshop."

- Alamogordo, NM / Jan 2021

"Excellent course for dementia or Alzheimer's. I would like to attend a course for cognition and how it effects TBI more specifically and get some good therapy strategies, activities and assistance with goal writing for this population "

- St augustine, FL / Oct 2020

"This is probably one of my favorite course I have taken! Peter Johnson is not only informative but he is able to present the material in an interesting and relatable way to keep you engaged and interested! "

- Cleveland, TN / Dec 2019

"i would have liked less technology, and more examples of strategies or cheaper/free options used for treating our patients. We are given nothing in SNFs. So these programs are few and far between!"

- Keyport, NJ / Dec 2019


- McGregor, TX / Jun 2019

"Great course"

- San Antonio, TX / Mar 2019