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Classes and events:
Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy:
Aug. 24, 2013
The speaker for this course is Jane Yakel, MS, CCC-SLP. Yakel is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist with over 40 years of experience. She is currently a private contractor and consultant in Virginia and has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and school districts. She has taught at the University of Wyoming, Utah State University and DeVry University (Phoenix). Her diverse background in both the academic and health care arenas has given her the opportunity to develop 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, ethics and professionalism, comprehensive assessment of the patient and cognitive communication. She has been the director of a community re-entry program for traumatic brain injury survivors and has served as a national and regional trainer for rehabilitation program directors. 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 and is a prior member of the Wyoming Board of Examiners for Speech-language Pathology and Audiology. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Wyoming, specializing in neuropathology.
The course will run 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m., registration at 7:30 a.m. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States have an intellectual disability diagnosis and that number is growing dramatically. Whether the impairment is developmental, due to normal aging, or the result of an acquired disorder or progressive disease, the World Health Organization estimates that approximately 27 million people will present with some type of cognitive impairment by the year 2050. Successful cognitive rehabilitation is crucial to improving a patient's overall quality of life and should be at the heart of any and all intervention programs.
This informative and interactive seminar, led by veteran speech-language pathologist Jane Yakel, presents evidence-based techniques, strategies and interventions for all levels of cognitive loss. Whether a patient presents with a high-level (mild) cognitive impairment, requiring a cognitive structural change, or a low-level (severe) cognitive deficit, requiring a skilled enhancement approach, this class offers successful, practical treatment techniques easy to implement in any care setting. This seminar also 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 are examined and participants are encouraged in class to design a patient profile with therapy interventions and goal documentation.
Yakel is known for bringing years of diversified clinical and educational experience to her presentations and is recognized for her ability to effectively bridge the gap between theory and practice. If you are in the field of helping people learn or re-learn, or are responsible for patient care, this course is not to be missed.
This seminar is designed for speech-language pathologists, speech-language pathology assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, nursing home administrators, activity professionals, recreational therapists, nurses, directors of nursing, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers and case managers.
A certificate of attendance for 6 contact hours will be awarded to each participant.
Registration and continental breakfast
|8 a.m.||Identify the “levels of awareness” and discuss intervention techniques to assist patients with the assimilation, accommodation, and acceptance of a cognitive change|
|9 a.m.||Differentiate between direct and indirect therapy|
|9:30 a.m.||Define and give examples of high-level cognition loss|
|10:30 a.m.||Examine explicit strategies and techniques that can be applied to create an overall “structural cognitive change” in patients with developmental and/or neurological impairments|
|11:30 a.m.||Lunch provided|
|12:30 p.m.||Define and give examples of low-level cognition loss|
|1 p.m.||Determine evidence-based techniques, strategies, and interventions for low-level cognitive deficits|
|1:30 p.m.||Discuss specific therapeutic approaches for low-level cognitive intervention with respect to specific medical diagnosis|
|2:30 p.m.||Summarize the components of a defensible, skilled goal and determine what medically defines a skilled from a non-skilled intervention|
|3 p.m.||Summarize course material through the examination of case-study reviews|
Medical staff conference rooms 2-3 of the Sanford Seventh & Rosser Clinic, formerly known as the Medcenter One Outpatient Services Center, 414 N. Seventh St., Bismarck.
This event is free to Sanford Health therapy staff. For all other attendees, cost is $189 per person. The cancellation fee for no show or for a cancellation received with insufficient notification is $125. Any cancellation must be in writing. Seminar refunds, less an administration fee, if applicable, will be given if your cancellation is received within a timespan to be announced. Sanford Health reserves the right to change the course date, location or instructor. Sanford Health also reserves the right to cancel the course and issue a full course refund. Neither Sanford Health, nor the presenter, will be responsible for any charges incurred by the registrant due to cancellation, including but not limited to travel and hotel expense, regardless of the circumstance.
RegistrationIf you are a Sanford Health therapy employee, click here to register.
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