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Cognitively Impaired Patients: Maximizing Skill Development And Overcoming Psychological Barriers

# e59   Cognitively Impaired Patients: Maximizing Skill Development And Overcoming Psychological Barriers

by Robert Winningham, PhD

0.3 CEUs

$ 59.00

This course is ideal for rehab professionals treating patients with: apathy, depression, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, brain injury from stroke or trauma, lack of awareness of their impairments, extreme lack of motivation, Multiple Sclerosis, memory problems (older adults), and/or falls or fear of falling.

This dynamic course presents evidence-based strategies focused on improving functional independence, ADLs, and even memory ability.  Participants will learn to increase treatment efficacy with patients who have cognitive impairment, depression, and/or difficult personality disorders. Participants will also learn to individualize their treatment interventions for difficult populations. Discussed will be executive functioning and how to rehabilitate attention in an effort to improve overall cognitive functioning and independence.   Participants will take away numerous cognitive rehabilitation activity ideas, as well as other practical ideas, tools, and strategies that can be immediately put into practice.  Offered for 0.30 SLP CEUs – 3.0 Contact Hours. 

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.
Course Format: Video presentation with downloadable handout. A computer with speakers is required. 

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how new memories are made and factors that influence the success of encoding new memories.
  2. Implement effective strategies that enhance functional independence in clients with cognitive impairment.
  3. Identify psychological barriers to learning.
  4. Employ effective strategies to overcome psychological barriers to learning.
  5. Modify treatment techniques in order to allow cognitively impaired patients to learn new skills.
  6. Understand how low executive functioning skills impact the treatment process.
  7. Learn strategies to help patients improve executive functioning abilities.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to
receive a certificate of completion.

Robert G. Winningham, PhD, has over 20 years of experience researching human memory and has largely focused on older adults and ways to enhance their mental functioning and quality of life. He creates brain stimulation activities for thousands of communities and rehabilitation facilities as a part of Dr. Rob’s Cranium Crunches on activityconnection.com and helps create cognitive stimulation video games for linkedsenior.com. Dr. Winningham has served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Divisions at Western Oregon University where he is also professor in both the Psychological Sciences and Gerontology Departments. Dr. Winningham received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Baylor University. He has trained thousands of professionals to offer high quality cognitive rehabilitation and therapy programs. In addition to publishing many peer-reviewed articles in the area of human memory, Dr. Winningham has been invited to given well over 1000 invited presentations about memory and aging at various conferences and workshops. His book, Train Your Brain: How to Maximize Memory Ability in Older Adulthood was published by Baywood Publishing and his latest book was published in 2016 and is entitled Cranium Crunches. For more information go to: www.robwinningham.com

 


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Robert Winningham is author of "How to Maintain a Good Memory Ability with Advancing Age" and "Train Your Brain: How to Maximize Memory Ability in Older Adults"; receives royalties. 

Financial — Robert Winningham is author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Robert Winningham is on the Advisory Committee for Linked Senior; ownership interests.  

Nonfinancial —Robert Winningham has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.  

 


Intended Audience

  • SLPA
  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 3 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 06/30/2013.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

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More Offerings by: Robert Winningham

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e86 Rehabilitating Your Approach: Maximizing Outcomes in Patients with Cognitive Impairment, Depression, and Dementia
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS and Robert Winningham, PhD
0.45 $85.00
e119 Practical Applications To Maximize Attention And Improve Communication In Neuroplasticity
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS and Robert Winningham, PhD
0.15 $34.00
e120 Addressing Deficit Awareness and Accomplishing Language and Cognitive Treatment Objectives in Challenging Environments
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS and Robert Winningham, PhD
0.15 $34.00
e121 Improving Language and Cognition in Distracting Environments
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS and Robert Winningham, PhD
0.1 $24.00

"The specific therapy/teaching strategies that can be used with cognitively impaired older adults was very beneficial. I liked the easy style of the presenter." - N.S., 9/15/2016

"Very thorough treatment of the subject; presented well, held my interest. Many of the slides were out of focus; helped to have printed powerpoint." - D.A., 9/14/2016

"I loved the practical experience and application." - L.C., 9/11/2016

"I appreciated the executive function discussion and course format." - P.S., 9/8/2016

"Very organized and the handouts enhance the lecture. I especially enjoyed the discussion on overcoming psychological barriers to maximize treatment outcomes." - C.A.S., 8/12/2016

"I liked the way the information was presented - easy to comprehend and remember. The review of memory and executive function was really helpful." - M.H., 6/16/2016

"The course was easy to follow and the information was presented clearly." - N.S., 5/27/2016

"There were multiple examples of cognitive rehabilitation activities that could be completed during speech sessions as well as information that can be passed on to physical and occupational therapy working on dual task training. The content gave practical suggestions on approaches to working with patients with depression and difficult personality disorders." - M.B., 5/26/2016

"I liked the explanation of how the brain processes memories. I really enjoyed how the material was presented. It was presented in a very easy manner for someone to comprehend. I would improve the imaging quality being presented, perhaps more high definition. However, we do have the opportunity of printing the powerpoint slides, which is extremely helpful." - G.V., 5/4/2016

"The examples of executive function cognitive rehab tasks were most beneficial." - J.W., 4/13/2016

"The discussion on patients with impaired executive functioning and frontal lobe damage was really helpful. I liked that this course related to impaired executive functioning deficits which my husband has after having 3 frontal/temporal lobe brain surgeries in the last 12 years. Helps me understand the why of his difficulties." - G.T., 3/25/2016

"I really enjoyed the ways to quickly evaluate cognitive skill and EF, ways to motivate patients, and research to support what I am doing in therapy. The instructor gave great examples that were applicable to OT, PT and ST." - R.D., 3/19/2016

"All the therapy activities were most beneficial. I liked the review of the testing performed and what this was specifically evaluating." - M.J.F., 1/7/2016

 

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