This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area).
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: Overview of Functional Treatment Methods: Differences between Therapy Types
A. Understanding Functional vs. Drill Based Treatment
B. The 5 Primary Areas of Executive Functioning (EF) Skills
C. Activities Related to Application Based Intervention: Treatment Techniques for the 5 Areas of Executive Functioning
D. Knowledge Check
E. Use of Functional Treatment Methods in the Field: The Importance of Skill Application
F. Engaging Primary Caregivers: Empowering Patients & Their Families Through Education
G. Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Application to Cognitive Linguistic Treatment
H. Knowledge Check
Section 2: Application of Functional Treatment Methods: Insight/Awareness/Problem Solving Skills
A. The Importance of Teaching Patients Functional Problem Solving, Awareness, Error Detection & Self-Monitoring
B. Functional Organization: Medication Management Chart
C. Clinician Generated Visual Aides: Safe Sequencing Through Written Instruction
D. Targeting Self-Awareness & Error Detection as Key Areas of Insight/Judgement Early on in Treatment: Why is Early Treatment of this Essential to Improved Insight/judgement and Overall Safety Awareness
E. Knowledge Check
Section 3: Application of Functional Treatment Methods: Short Term Recall
A. How Does Short Term Recall Diminish for Individuals with Dementia?
B. The use of Spaced Retrieval Technique (SRT): Functional Treatment for Patients with Dementia
C. Applying SRT Principals to Structured 1:1 Treatment Session
D. Applying SRT Principals to Functional Treatment Session within Patient’s Daily Routine
E. Incorporating Patient and Primary Caregivers in Treatment Plan from Day 1
F. Conclusion & Final Considerations to Functional Treatment of Neurogenic Cognitive Communication Disorders
G. Knowledge Check
Section 4: Conclusion
C. Course Contributor
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as subject matter expert and content writer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Christina Buchanan, M.S., CCC-SLP
Christina Buchanan, M.S., CCC-SLP started in the field of speech-language pathology in 2008 after graduating from Worcester State University, Massachusetts. Her work in skilled nursing facilities, inpatient acute care, outpatient, as well as home health settings provide substantial experience in providing assessment and treatment services for adult and geriatric patients. Her experience and knowledge led her into teaching students as well as mentoring clinical fellows (CFs) (new graduates). As a lead speech-language pathologist and clinical mentor in her current position, she enjoys shaping the skills of those seeking to further their knowledge and experiences in the field. Her passion for clinical education and teaching has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert for Relias. Disclosure: Christina Buchanan, M.S., CCC-SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.