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A Home Health Approach to Traditional Rehabilitation: Functional Strat
Digital Seminar

A Home Health Approach to Traditional Rehabilitation: Functional Strategies for Treating Cognitive Disorders

Kimberly R. Wilson
5 Hours 46 Minutes
Audio and Video
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Dec 30, 2015
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Cognitive Success Long After Discharge
Cognitive disorders often accompany traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders. The cluster of deficits can interfere with activities of daily living, goal attainment, and safety. Due to the nature of cognitive disorders, it can also interfere with progress in physician ordered therapy to improve functional skills of daily living and safety. The decreasing inability to attend to, process, or recall information, and difficulty problem solving while executing a task can result in increased frustration and decreased quality of life for those with cognitive impairments. The families of these patients often have increased anxiety related to their loved one's safety in independent living, and feel helpless in aiding their loved ones in boosting cognitive success in daily life. Accurate assessment and diagnosis coupled with an individualized treatment plan is crucial to improving a patient's safety and quality of life.

Attendees will learn how to create a patient-centered environment that facilitates increased practicality in assessing and treating cognitive disorders. In addition to providing an overview of the characteristics of cognitive impairments, clinicians will learn functional ways to track client progress and to facilitate increased generalization of techniques from the clinical setting to the patient's home setting.. Lastly, clinicians will take away practical tips on how to educate and incorporate the patient's family in therapy for continued cognitive success long after discharge from formal cognitive rehabilitation.


Course Content


    • Definitions
    • Benefits and limitations
    • Clientele
      • Elderly
      • Sufferers of debilitating physical or mental illness
      • Military service members
    • Differences from traditional therapy
    • Causes
    • Symptoms
    • Types of deficits
    • Differentiations between cognition and executive function
    • Assessment
      • Standardized evaluations
        • Traditional
        • Computer-based
      • Clinical observation
        • Key elements to survey
        • Home evaluation
    • Diagnosis
      • Severity
        • Critically thinking about the results of assessment and clinical observation
      • Impacting factors
        • Medication
        • Pain
        • Family dynamics
        • Mental or behavioral health issues
    • Treatment
      • Patient-centered goals for the clinician and patient
      • Strategies
        • Home modification
        • Home Cognitive Exercise Program
      • High level therapy models
        • Return to work or school
        • Hobby-based
    • Patient
    • Family or support system
    • Staff

o    Rehearse application of the principles of patient-centered care

  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

o    Practice all phases of patient-centered care

  • Assessment/diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Discharge


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida

is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 6 contact hour(s) for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

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This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hour(s) 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. 

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Arkansas

This program has been approved by the Arkansas State Board Of Physical Therapy for 6.0 contact hour(s) for Physical Therapists.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Kentucky

This program has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hour(s) (Category 1) Approval #CS74-2011-KPTA. This approval is valid until 10/31/2019.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Maryland

This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEU(s).

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Nevada

This program has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEU for Physical Therapists.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New Mexico

This program has been approved by the New Mexico Physical Therapy Board for 6 contact hour(s).

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New York

is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This seminar is awarded 7.2 contact hour(s).

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - North Carolina

NCBPTE approval by virtue of approval by The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy licensure board or state APTA chapter Approval good through 8/31/2021. 



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KIMBERLY R. WILSON, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with over 11 years of experience. Dr. Wilson works for Bionic Sciences, Inc. and is the owner of her own practice, ReConnect, LLC. She has worked with adult and pediatric populations in a variety of settings including clinical and home health. Dr. Wilson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from Winthrop University, her Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from University of South Alabama, and her Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University. The primary emphasis of her doctoral studies was neurocognitive-neurolinguistic disorders of communication, while the secondary emphasis was in dysphagia and motor speech impairments. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, and the Dysphagia Research Society. Dr. Wilson is active in the research community with collaborations across disciplines and institutions nationwide. Her experience and passion make her a skilled and knowledgeable instructor.

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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Nurses




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"Great teacher!"

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"I LOVED this presenter. She was clear, concise, provided great examples and was detail oriented."

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