Impairment in cognitive, communication, memory, learning and recall of information are some of the most frequently observed neurological disorders in the adult population. Impaired memory can affect a
patient's ability to learn exercises and strategies in therapy, recall and assimilate information needed for safety in daily activities, isolate and/or limit social interventions, and decrease their overall quality of life. Since patients are diverse in etiology, distribution of pathology and functional abilities, understanding the processes underlying cognitive communication impairments are absolutely crucial. These skills are necessary for choosing relevant assessment instruments, developing appropriate intervention techniques and providing education and prevention efforts to patients, family members and caregivers.
This one-day, dynamic, interactive course defines cognitive communication disorders and offers a neuroscience model used to guide assessment; relates the model to frequently used assessment measures; and provides the participant with therapy ideas and intervention techniques. Attention, memory and executive functions, the three key domains of cognitive communication, will be addressed, followed by discussion of referenced assessment instruments and proven therapeutic intervention techniques. The stage and system models of memory are discussed in relation to areas of cognitive breakdown. Through interactive learning assessments participants will discuss assessment techniques and design specific intervention strategies. While the emphasis of the course will be on cognitive communication disorders, the principle of the course will focus on developing intervention techniques that can be applied immediately to your current patient caseload.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Define cognitive communication disorders and explore an effective, practical neuroscience model for managing disorders in the areas of attention, memory and executive functions
- Examine the selection, purpose and interpretation of criteria and/or norm referenced assessment instruments for adults with neurological damage
- Discuss and design effective cognitive communication management strategies and treatment intervention techniques that can be applied to your patient
- Identify prevention techniques that slow down brain aging and can ward off the development of cognitive communication disorders
- Define attention, types of attention and the impact they have on the outcome of other therapy measures
- Assess attention, evaluation instruments and methods
- Examine techniques used in managing and training attention functions
- Define memory and distinguish between normal memory loss and pathological memory loss
- Distinguish between the types, stages and the systems of memory, as well as why a breakdown in one component of the memory process can occur without disruption to the other components
- Discuss current assessment instruments and identify the appropriate assessment tool for specific operations of memory
- Analyze intervention methods and therapeutic approaches to memory impairment
- Define executive functions, assessment procedures and intervention techniques for the neurologically impaired adult
- Identify prevention techniques, strategies and guidelines on educating patients, family and caregivers on keeping the brain young
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jane Yakel M.S., CCC-SLP, is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 36 years of experience in academia, school, rehab and private practice settings. Currently, she is employed as a private contractor and consultant in the Blacksburg, Virginia area. Ms. Yakel has taught at three universities, including the University of Wyoming, the University of Utah and DeVry University in Phoenix, Arizona. She has also been a director for a community re-entry program for traumatic brain injury survivors, and served as a regional clinical specialist and national trainer for rehab program directors. Additionally, she has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, nursing homes,
hospitals and schools. Ms. Yakel obtained her Bachelor´s and Master´s of Science degrees from the University of Wyoming in 1972 and 1974 respectively, specializing in speech neuropathology. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a prior member of the Wyoming Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Ms. Yakel is the author and/or presenter of multiple national and state board continuing educational courses, on various topics such as PPS, ethics and professionalism; comprehensive assessment of the adult patient; and cognitive communication. Her diversified experience in the academic and health care industry has assisted her in developing strong clinical skills in assessment and patient identification, evaluation and treatment, as well as patient and family education with varying etiologies in multiple settings. Ms. Yakel´s ultimate goal is to share her knowledge and experience to enhance the clinical skills of other rehabilitation professionals.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Rehab Managers
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Restorative Nursing Staff
- Directors of Nursing
- Nursing Assistants
- Activities Professionals
- Recreational Therapists
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and
audiology. This program is offered for .6 CEUs Intermediate level; Professional area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider #044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
This course has been submitted for approval of 6 hours of continuing education to NCCAP.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM