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Cognitive-Communication Disorders: Assessment and Treatment of Neurological Impairments
Digital Seminar
$199.99 USD
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Digital Seminar
Vyne Education
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  • Differentiate between "stage" and "system" models of memory and discuss effective treatment strategies for improving memory functions
  • Distinguish between the specific types of attention deficits and discuss therapeutic interventions to ensure effective outcomes
  • Design individualized and measurable goals for cognitive communication deficits
  • Outline specific types of attention deficits and discuss successful therapeutic interventions to assure effective outcomes
  • Describe the models of care for cognitive rehabilitation with respect to specific diagnoses and rehabilitation settings
  • Distinguish between memory systems and identify appropriate intervention techniques for specific patient diagnoses
  • Explain executive functions and identify the most effective intervention strategies for specific targeted behaviors
  • List specific techniques and strategies to maximize brain function and prevent further cognitive decline
  • Implement critical thinking and problem solving skills to develop highly individualized therapeutic interventions

Cognitive Communication Disorders: The Archives of the Brain

  • Developing a critical thinking approach to therapeutic intervention
  • Full spectrum of neurological disorders


Comprehensive Patient Assessments

  • Philosophy
  • Approaches
  • Principles
  • Model
  • Procedures


Attention Domain: The Heart of it All

  • Types of attention and attention deficits
  • Processing speed: The root of intelligence
  • Assessments/tests for attention deficits

·         Treatment of attention deficits

  • specific therapeutic interventions
  • medical management
  • Case studies: Learning assessments


Memory Domain: Mirrors of the Mind

  • Normal vs. Pathological memory loss
  • Reversible vs. Non-reversible memory loss
  • “Stage” memory vs. “Systems” memory
  • stage memory processes
  • encoding, storing, retrieval
  • systems memory theoretically based
  • Declarative/Explicit vs. Non-Declarative/Implicit memory
  • Assessments/tests for memory deficits
  • models of therapeutic intervention
  • Traditional / Cognitive didactic approach
  • compensatory strategies
  • Functional-Experiential approach
  • adaptation
  • Treatment of memory deficits
  • specific therapeutic interventions
  • medical management
  • Case studies: Learning assessments


Executive Functions Domain: The Monitor       

  • Definition, development, importance: High level cognitive abilities
  • Responsibilities of executive functions/frontal lobe
  • Behaviors associated with frontal lobe impairments
  • Assessments/Tests for executive function deficits
  • Treatment of targeted executive function behaviors
  • Environmental interventions and strategies
  • Case studies: Learning assessment


Maximize Brain Function/Health Management

  • Memories: Worst enemies
  • Prevention of normal memory loss
  • Depression with neuropathology


Strategies for Successful Therapeutic Intervention

  • Assessment of unawareness of impairments
    • matching compensatory strategies to levels of awareness
    • principles/treatment of generalization and transfer of learning
    • gender differences in memory


Clinical Documentation

  • Components of substantiated goal writing
  • Cognitive communication goals: Samples
  • Specific goal development


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. 

Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education Information
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Materials that are included in this course could include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice for your profession. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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CE information is based on 100% attendance.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida: Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This educational offering is approved for 6 contact hours for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

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.

  • 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