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Course: #5264

Memory Impairments: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Program Design

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1 Hour  

This course will provide the practicing clinician with an overview of memory systems, brain structures involved in memory and differential diagnosis of memory impairments for the most common disease conditions or injuries. Clinical information will be provided for the assessment and treatment of memory impairments.

Unlimited CEU Access - $99/year

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to define the three components of the memory system.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list memory impairment characteristics for 8 specific disease or injury conditions.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain how to assess memory impairment and determine which strategies would help.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list eight key principles in designing a treatment program
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how to develop an individualized treatment plan with short-term and long-term goals.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Overview: Memory systems model, memory processes and brain structures involved in memory & neural Basis
20-30 Minutes Differential diagnosis of memory impairments
30-55 Minutes Assessment and Treatment Planning: Goals, components of the assessment, severity rating, treatment planning guidelines, memory treatment models, external and internal strategies
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Course Presenter

susan m curfman

Susan M. Curfman, M.A., CCC-SLP

Sue Curfman has been in the field of healthcare for 30 years with experience across the continuum of care including acute hospital, inpatient rehab, home health, outpatient and skilled nursing.  She is a speech pathologist by training and serves as the Assistant Vice President for Post Acute Services at Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton, IL. She is responsible for the clinical, operational and fiscal management of inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, home health, hospice, adult day care and outpatient therapy services.  Sue also holds certificates in Case Management and Quality Management.

The presenter has no financial considerations or relationships with any products related to this presentation.


Course Participation Information

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