Maximizing Occupational and Physical Therapy Outcomes in Cognitively Impaired Patients

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Date Aug 6, 2014
Time 11:00 AM EDT
Cost $59.00
Learn interventions and strategies for helping patients with cognitive impairments get the most out of their time in occupational and physical therapy. 

Full Description:
Patients with cognitive impairment often have difficulty with functional activities as well as learning or relearning behaviors in the clinic. These patients provide unique challenges for physical and occupational therapists, but there are interventions that can help overcome limitations and maximize patient outcomes. In this webinar, participants will learn many techniques designed to enhance attention and concentration during treatment sessions and maximize the patient’s ability to learn new skills and strategies. When patients are unable to make new declarative memories, we need to dramatically alter the approach. We will discuss how to determine the patient’s ability and customize the approach to maximize treatment efficacy in cognitively impaired patients. Finally, attendees will be given dozens of ready-to-use cognitive rehabilitation activities designed to enhance targeted cognitive abilities.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Recall cognitive rehabilitation activities that are designed to enhance attention, spatial abilities, and word fluency 
Identify various strategies to enhance encoding of declarative memories 
Recognize several techniques that may enhance self-efficacy in patients who are amotivated 
Differentiate when it is advisable to allow patients to make errors while learning a new task, and when learning with errors would impair new learning

Your Presenter:
Rob Winningham, PhD, has over 20 years of experience working on applied memory issues and has developed novel approaches to maximize the efficacy of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. He is a popular continuing education presenter and strives to provide information and resources that can be used immediately. He creates brain stimulation activities for thousands of communities and rehabilitation facilities as a part of Dr. Rob’s Cranium Crunches on Dr. Winningham is a full Professor and Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Division at Western Oregon University, where he manages the Psychology and Gerontology Departments. For more information, go to

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs), Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs), Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners


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