Occupation Based Treatments for Functional Cognition in Adults With ABI

Occupation Based Treatments for Functional Cognition in Adults With ABI 

An estimated 2.4 million children and adults in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from non-traumatic causes each year. Cognitive impairment is a common sequela in acquired brain injury, affecting more than 30 % of all survivors. There is evidence that cognitive function may predict rehabilitation outcomes after acquired brain injury and, more importantly, may be modified through targeted interventions and lead to improved rehabilitation outcomes. Recently the idea of functional cognition, a concept that merges cognitive abilities with ADL/IADL task completion, has emerged in the literature changing the way we view cognitive rehabilitation. This course focuses on educating therapists on how to develop effective, occupation-based treatment sessions using evidence-based concepts to improve functional outcomes. Evidence supporting these interventions and how to effectively implement this evidence into practice will also be included to challenge therapists to examine current treatment practices.


Hours: 1.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.25 HOURS

This course has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.25 contact hours, approval number 20-671818.

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.20 contact hours, approval number 20-671818.

American Occupational Therapy Association


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1, 2. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RT-0-OSPT
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify key components of functional cognition and their impact on IADL performance.
Develop appropriate occupation-based interventions to address cognitive dysfunction.
Demonstrate the ability to grade functional cognition tasks to meet the needs of the patient.

Developing Occupation Based Treatments to Address Functional Cognition in Adults With Acquired Brain Injury


What is functional cognition?

Why Does This Matter?

Functional Cognition Domains

Subtypes of Attention

Memory Process

Executive Function

OT vs Speech in Cognitive Rehabilitation

Why Do We Choose Our Interventions?

Knowledge Check

Does Function Really Matter

Evidence Review

PEDRO Levels

Drill and Practice

Dual Task Training

External Aids

Internal Aids

Computer Assisted Training

Virtual Reality

Memory Training

Transcranial E-Stim

Cognitive Rehabilitation

Knowledge Check

Developing and Grading Functional Cognition Tasks

Important Ingredients in Cognitive Rehab

Life History and Occupational Profile

Cognitive Rehabilitation




Finding the Just Right Challenge

Grading Functional Cognition

Strategy Training


Choosing Appropriate Strategies

Knowledge Check

How Can I Use This Tomorrow?

Functional Math

Complex Functional Math

Online Banking and Shopping Tasks

Navigation and Wayfinding

MapQuest Task

Recipe Task

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pizza Party

Vocational Tasks

Multiple Errands Tasks

Ways to Grade Multiple Errands Tasks

Knowledge Check



Instructor: Angie Reimer OTD, MOT, OTR, CBIST
Angie received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy, both from The University of Findlay. She boasts over 18 years of clinical experiences with geriatric and neurologically impaired populations, including serving as a regional manager and educator for several rehabilitation organizations. Additionally, she is a member of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association, and The American Occupational Therapy Association, and is a member of several regional and national practice committees such as the AOTAs national credentialing committee. Ms. Reimer has developed the only certification in stroke rehabilitation in the United States, has presented courses across North America on kinesiology taping and stroke rehabilitation, and lectures extensively for PT and OT programs across the Midwestern United States. Disclosure: Angie Reimer OTD, MOT, OTR, CBIST has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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