After a patient experiences a stroke, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) will perform a comprehensive evaluation of cognition to determine the impact on current and future function. This course guides the learner through evidence-based and best practices for patient screening and evaluation and how to select appropriate assessment tools based on clinical presentation. Assessment, interpretation, and the impact of cognitive impairments on the development and documentation of patient goals and the plan of care are discussed.
0.10 ASHA CEUs
Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Clinical Presentations of a Stroke
Neuroanatomy and Clinical Presentation
Left vs. Right Hemisphere
Section 3: Language and Communication Impairments
Speech and Language
Section 4: Screening and Assessment
Cognitive Screening and Assessment
Interpretation and Goal Development
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
Section 6: Conclusion
Amy Thatcher is a certified and licensed SLP in the state of New Mexico. She graduated from the University of New Mexico (UNM) with an MS in Speech Language Pathology after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from UNM. She completed her clinical fellowship while working in an acute medical and acute inpatient rehabilitation facility in Santa Fe, NM. Amy is currently a staff SLP and is the assistant manager for the therapy department at the same hospital. Amy has completed training in NOMAS, Lactation Counseling, and VitalStim. Disclosure: Amy Thatcher has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT
Ann Elsasser-Root holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has experience working as a physical therapist in multiple care settings, including skilled nursing, independent living, inpatient rehab, and outpatient orthopedic and neurology. Ann has a strong manual therapy background and has completed additional training in geriatric care, kinesiotaping, vestibular rehabilitation, and McKenzie MDT for the lumbar spine. She is most passionate about treating the older population to improve quality of life and maximize functional independence. As a curriculum designer for Relias, Ann enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge with her interest in research and staying up-to-date with changes and advances in the field of rehabilitation. Disclosure: Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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