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Improving Language and Cognition in Distracting Environments

# e121   Improving Language and Cognition in Distracting Environments

by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS & Robert Winningham, PhD

0.1 CEUs

$ 24.00

This online course is the third in a 3-part series.

This course will address the higher level patient who has experienced a brain injury or very early stages of cognitive impairment. Participants will learn the neurological centers for dual tasking, the function and neurophysiology of attention. Presented will be the various modes of and strategies for enhancing dual and multi-tasking: visual, auditory, motor, and cognitive. Described will be how to maximize learning AND attention, including treatment to improve learning and safety awareness in distracting environments. Also explored are topics related to reintegration into daily functions and other vocational activities. Course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEU – 1.0 contact hour. (See group enrollment discount tab to the left.) 

Three Course Series:

  • Course #1:  e119  Practical Applications To Maximize Attention in Neuroplasticity
  • Course #2:  e120  Addressing Deficit Awareness and Accomplishing Treatment Objectives in Challenging Environments
  • Course #3:  e121  Improving Language and Cognition in Distracting Environments

Courses may be taken in sequence or individually.

Content Disclosure: 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 by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the neurological centers for dual tasking, the function and neurophysiology of attention.
  2. Identify the various modes of and strategies for enhancing dual and multi-tasking: visual, auditory, motor, and cognitive.
  3. Define the components of both an objective examination and the training tools for each parameter of attention in the context of mobility, communication and ADLs.
  4. Describe how to maximize learning AND attention – treatment to improve learning and safety awareness in distracting environments.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post test in order 
to receive a certificate of completion.

AOTA

Domain of OT: Client Factors, Performance Skills

OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, received his physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1991. He received his post-professional MHS degree in physical therapy with neurologic emphasis from the University of Indianapolis. He has been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995 and has been designated a Certified Exercise Expert in the Aging Adult (CEEAA) by the Academy of Geriatric PT since 2011. Mike has served as the Vice-president of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the APTA and has been the chair and vice-chair of several special interest groups at the national level in each of the Academies of Neurologic and Geriatric PT, including Balance and Falls, Stroke, and the Practice Committee in neurology. He is a full-time treating therapist at and founder of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, in Oregon. Mr. Studer has presented courses and published articles on neurologic and geriatric rehabilitation since 1995 and has authored and co-authored over 25 articles on topics of neurology and geriatrics, as well as several book chapters on stroke, PD, and preventative care as well. Mike is now regularly a guest lecturer on a national and international basis at several universities and national meetings on the topics of balance, motor control, motor learning, cognitive impairment and case management. He was awarded the 2011 Clinician of the Year by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – a section of the American Physical Therapy Association – and in 2014 the same award by the Academy of Geriatric PT – the first to receive this national distinction from each entity.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Mike Studer is author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Mike Studer has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.  

 

 


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

 


Speaker Disclosures:

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.  

 


Intended Audience

  • PT
  • OT
  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 1 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.


AOTA: Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. #4095.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Content Disclosure: 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 by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

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.

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.

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:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

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.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 05/31/2015.

  • 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.

  • More FAQ: Please click here.

More Offerings by: Mike Studer

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e86 Rehabilitating Your Approach: Maximizing Outcomes in Patients with Cognitive Impairment, Depression, and Dementia
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS and Robert Winningham, PhD
0.45 $85.00
e119 Practical Applications To Maximize Attention And Improve Communication In Neuroplasticity
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS and Robert Winningham, PhD
0.15 $34.00
e120 Addressing Deficit Awareness and Accomplishing Language and Cognitive Treatment Objectives in Challenging Environments
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS and Robert Winningham, PhD
0.15 $34.00

More Offerings by: Robert Winningham

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e59 Cognitively Impaired Patients: Maximizing Skill Development And Overcoming Psychological Barriers
Robert Winningham, PhD
0.3 $59.00
e86 Rehabilitating Your Approach: Maximizing Outcomes in Patients with Cognitive Impairment, Depression, and Dementia
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS and Robert Winningham, PhD
0.45 $85.00
e119 Practical Applications To Maximize Attention And Improve Communication In Neuroplasticity
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS and Robert Winningham, PhD
0.15 $34.00
e120 Addressing Deficit Awareness and Accomplishing Language and Cognitive Treatment Objectives in Challenging Environments
Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS and Robert Winningham, PhD
0.15 $34.00

"I found the discussion of increasing cognitive load while performing automatic tasks (e.g. walking) could benefit the PT staff in incorporating cognitive rehab vs just walking. The examples and video were very good. I thought this was was a very function course that was worthy of sharing with my OT/PT team mates." - B.A., 9/5/2016

"It was one of the best courses I've taken online." - D.M., 8/15/2016

"The discussion on process of attention vs. attributing it to specific area or center of the brain was really helpful. I liked the practical applications." - A.R., 6/28/2016

"The idea of doing tasks without and then with distractions was great. I liked the practical aspects of the course. The videos were helpful, too." - J.T., 5/25/2016

"I appreciated the therapeutic steps and strategies." - R.W., 5/16/2016

"I loved the practical application of the material presented. I especially enjoyed the interdisciplinary approach to dual tasking/reintegration into daily tasks." - M.S., 4/6/2016

"All of it was beneficial! I liked the handouts." - F.F., 3/8/2016

"Everything was new and interesting.  I especially like the multitasking discussion." - J.R., 2/14/2016

"The discussion of brain implications for executive functioning was really beneficial. I liked the dual tasking ideas for making a task more automatic." - M.D., 1/13/2016

"I found the information about resource management and Dual tasking very helpful. I liked the case studies." - C.M., 1/13/2016

"Easy to follow and understand. I liked the real world examples." - A.H., 1/5/2016

"The discussion of how to introduce distractors was most valuable." - L.J., 12/30/2015

"I thought the content was excellent in the time provided. I like being able to apply to my patients." - B.C., 12/23/2015

"The examples of executive disorder and sensory sys. were beneficial." - T.G., 12/15/2015

"I appreciated the mentions of the need of speech therapists, but am not exactly sure our role with these patients." - K.O., 12/8/2015

"Very useful.  I liked that it was very detailed and showed videos for hands on." - H.H., 12/2/2015

"I found the discussion of dual attention tasks most helpful. I liked the videos demonstrating therapy tasks." - C.S., 12/1/2015

 

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