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.
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 in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
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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.
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.
This program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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.
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:
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.
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.
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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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What is an Online Course? Our Online Courses include text, audio, or video formats and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any computer, via your Northern Speech account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%) a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.
Receiving CEUs: Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to online CEUs.
Registering for an online course: You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.
Accessing your purchased course or returning to a purchased course: You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click View next to the course you’d like to start or to resume. From there, proceed through the course sections until you are ready to complete the post test. You do not have to complete your course all at once. You may log on and off as you wish.
Course completion timeframes: Nearly all our courses provide for unlimited time to complete your course. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.
Course content expiration: Nearly all our courses provide for continued access to course content and materials, even after completion of the post test. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.
Testing requirements: Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.
Certificate of completion: A certificate displaying participant name, date of course completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and the number of contact hours earned is presented to participants once a score of 80% or greater is earned on the post test. Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.
ASHA CE Registry: Northern Speech will provide CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry for you. At the time of course enrollment if you select that you are taking the course for ASHA Credit and if you provide your ASHA Member Number, Northern Speech will automatically submit your hours to the CE Registry after you successfully complete the post test. Please allow 45-60 days from the date of course completion for your hours to appear on your CE transcript. Note that ASHA will record your CEUs as earned on the last day of the month in which you completed your course. For example, if you completed your course on Nov 7, the CE Registry will reflect course completion as Nov 30.
Number of CEUs offered: We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.
State licensing boards and online CEUs: NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs 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 CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
Course formats: Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page.
Course handouts: Most of our non-text online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout.
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.
Group discounts: Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.
Computer requirements: For our online courses to function best, we recommend that you update your computer to include the newest version of your Internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc) and newest version of Flash Player. Also a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (cable or DSL). Speakers or headphones will be required for many of our courses as many contain audio components.
Course Cancellation Policy: A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded.
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"The course was very easy to follow and provided valuable information. I particularly enjoyed the specifics on types of memory and the examples given." – L.O. (May. 2018)
"The discussions on self-generated problem solving and dual task training were most beneficial. I appreciated the examples used." – M.B.Z. (Mar. 2018)
"I enjoyed the examples of executive function activities and the ease of presentations." – L.V.D. (Feb. 2018)
"All of the topics plus the integration into tx tasks were beneficial. I liked the practical explanations with scientific backing from research. Loved the course." – J.R. (Jan. 2018)
"I appreciated the ideas for how to assess and improve executive functioning." – G.H. (Dec. 2017)
"The information about memory and the specific tasks used for executive function were very helpful. However, I thought there would be more examples directly related to speech therapy in the first and second sections." – C.S. (Dec. 2017)
"Reviewing the types of memory was useful. The activity ideas to address executive function in therapy were most beneficial." – A.A. (Oct. 2017)
"The strategies for working with depressed patients was very helpful. I liked the discussion of how memory is affected by aging and disease." – T.L. (Sept. 2017)
"Going over memory issues related to dementia patients was useful." – K.N. (Aug. 2017)
"I think the information on executive function will be most beneficial. The course was easy to listen to and was presented in an organized layout that made the information easy to remember." – R.C. (June 2017)
"I found the various treatment tasks for executive function very applicable, but I found the discussion on maximizing skill development in cognitively impaired patients very fascinating. Very knowledgeable presenter with a great PowerPoint to follow." – K.F. (May 2017)
"I really appreciated the take-home activities and verbiage that can be immediately implemented into treatment documentation to support cognitive therapy." – L.N. (Mar. 2017)
"The focus on treatment for people with executive functions deficits was most beneficial." – K.S. (Feb. 2017)
"Functional, applicable information across multiple disciplines." – B.M. (Jan. 2017)
"I enjoyed the tactics for improving executive fxn and improving retention of information in cognitively impaired adults. The format was easy to understand and the study guide was well organized and useful in learning the material." – S.U. (Dec. 2016)
"I appreciated the discussion on types of memory and what is preserved. I like that it went into good detail about how these different aspects affect treatment and outcomes." – K.J. (Dec. 2016)
"I found the discussions on specific attention tasks, impact of depression, and how to manage pessimistic pts very helpful." – T.M. (Dec. 2016)
"The coverage on effects of depression on cognition was the most useful. Very clear presentation." – M.D. (Nov. 2016)
"I liked the many case studies, examples, anecdotes, and how engaging the speaker was." – L.L. (Oct. 2016)
"I enjoyed this seminar a great deal and it was better than I expected. I wish I had taken this course sooner." – E.P. (Oct. 2016)
"It presented some rich background knowledge on this topic while remaining very focused and practical. The specific techniques to support participation of patients with depression and specific therapy ideas to improve executive functioning were especially helpful." – L.W. (Oct. 2016)
"Excellent clear presentation without a lot of jargon. I liked the immediate examples of how to functionally implement the concepts being taught in a therapy setting. Definitely relevant to current practice in both short term rehab and long term care. Also very nice references to studies that justify addressing cognitive skill and its impact on actual ADL performance." – L.V.Z. (Oct. 2016)
"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. (Sept. 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. (Sept. 2016)
"I loved the practical experience and application." – L.C. (Sept. 2016)
"I appreciated the executive function discussion and course format." – P.S. (Sept. 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. (Aug. 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. (June 2016)
"The course was easy to follow and the information was presented clearly." – N.S. (May 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. (May 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. (May 2016)
"The examples of executive function cognitive rehab tasks were most beneficial." – J.W. (Apr. 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. (Mar. 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. (Mar. 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. (Jan. 2016)