Seminar Detail

Cognitive Rehabilitation: Practical Interventions & Personalized Planning
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Practical Interventions & Personalized Planning

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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The United States is facing a situation without precedent: more than 16 million people are living with cognitive impairments and the World-Health Organization estimates that the number will increase to over 30 million by the year 2050, with fewer and fewer people available to care for them. Successful cognitive rehabilitation is crucial to improving overall quality of life—for the patient, family, and caregiver. 

In this innovative seminar, you will receive instruction in 101 evidence-based techniques, strategies and interventions for all levels of cognitive impairment. Whether a patient presents with a mild or severe cognitive impairment, this seminar teaches which approach to take and which avenue of interventions to pursue. You will be presented with techniques that will change the brain’s neuroplasticity, as well as offer compensatory strategies, and/or enhance a patient’s procedure memory. This seminar emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of creating highly individualized treatment strategies and provides attendees with the needed skills to choose and adapt techniques into tailored, personalized therapy plans. Active case studies will be examined and participants will learn to design a patient profile with therapy interventions and goal documentation.

  • Utilize evidence-based techniques, strategies, and interventions for all levels of cognitive deficits

  • Construct cutting-edge therapy interventions utilizing state-of the-art memory techniques designed to change the brain’s neuroplasticity

  • Incorporate "meaning" into everyday therapeutic tasks, increasing patient participation, engagement and functional outcomes

  • Identify patients "Levels of Awareness" and their self-efficacy level, discussing treatment techniques that facilitate acceptance and outcomes

  • Document patient-centered goals, measure progress, and justify medical necessity

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Nursing Home Administrators

  • Activity Professionals

  • Recreational Therapists

  • Registered Nurses

  • Rehabilitation Nurses

  • Directors of Nursing

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Psychologists

  • Social Workers

  • Case Managers


JANE YAKEL, MS, CCC-SLP, is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist currently employed as a private contractor and consultant. She has worked in a variety of settings which include: acute care, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, independent living facilities, hospitals, and school districts. She has been a regional and national clinical specialist for therapists, and a trainer for Directors of Rehabilitation throughout the United States. She taught Medicare Regulations and Guidelines and has defended Medicare denial claims at the Administrative Law Judge Level for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathologists with 100% turnover. She has served as CEO of a Community Re-entry Center for Traumatic Brain Injury survivors in Scottsdale, AZ and has been a professor and clinical instructor at four universities: University of Wyoming, Utah State University, DeVry University-Phoenix, and DeVry University-Freemont California. Her diverse background in the academic, administrative, and healthcare arenas has given her strong clinical skills in patient assessment, evaluation, treatment, and patient/family education. She has also shared her expertise as an author and presenter for national and state board continuing educational courses on various topics including the Prospective Payment System, Ethic and Professionalism, Dysphagia Management, Customer Service, Comprehensive Assessment of the Patient, and Cognitive Communication Disorders and Dementia. She is the author of four comprehensive therapy books addressing dementia, cognition, dysphagia, and assessment.

She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is a past representative for the People to People Ambassador Program for the American Speech and Hearing Association in South Africa, and is a prior member of the Wyoming Board of Examiners for Speech-Language and Audiology. Ms. Yakel completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Wyoming, specializing in neuropathology.

Financial- Receives a speaking honorarium for Vyne Education and owner of Yakel Education, LLC.
Nonfinancial- No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists. 

Activity Professionals
This course has been submitted for approval of 6 hours of continuing education to NCCAP.

Case Managers
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of continuing education.

Nurse Practitioners
Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.

Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.

Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Nursing Home Administrators
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This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 6 total clock hours and 6 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval # Baltimore, MD on 05/17/2018, #20190425-6-A42736-IN, Fairfax, VA on 05/19/2018, #20190425-6-A42737-IN. This program is approved by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards. For additional information, contact NAB at 1444 I St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-2210, (202)712-9040, or

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Maryland: This program has been submitted to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for pre-approval of 0.6 continuing education hours.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Pennsylvania: Vyne Education, LLC. is seeking Direct Access approval from the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy.

Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.

Recreation Therapists
NCTRC does not pre-approve programs for CEU credit. It is the individual therapist's responsibility to retain documentation of sessions attended in order to demonstrate the relationship of session content to the NCTRC job analysis code.

Social Workers
Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1/27/2018-1/27/2021). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 General Social Work continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.

Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists
This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Other Professions
This educational offering 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.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

"It is hard to find seminars that break down therapy techniques and truly give ideas for practical application (and so many!). This presentation is full of valuable information, great examples for demonstration, and entertainment! I'm thinking I need to keep the seminar book in my office as a "Cognitive Bible."" 
Karen Kelley SLP

"This was the best and most useful seminar that I have been to EVER! I wish the seminar was longer (2-3 days) to learn more. Plus, Jane was great! Interactive, thoughtful, fluid, clear and hilarious. Very perceptive take on cognition and great ability to communicate." 
Anne Kaller SLP

"TOTAL WORKSHOP EXCELLENCE! This is the best I have ever attended!" 
Waldine Deberry, Social Worker

"This was fantastic. The presentation style is incredible. Jane is an engaging speaker, and manages to infuse a perfect amount of humor in an interactive and professional manner. I learned a tremendous amount today, and I am ready to go back to work tomorrow and apply what I learned." 
Etie Luban, SLP

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