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Course # 5410
Cognitive Rehabilitation of Children and Adolescents: Practical Strategies for the Home, Community, and School Environments

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

This course will provide a brief overview of the principles and techniques used in cognitive rehabilitation of the pediatric population. It will provide a step by step guideline for the development of compensatory strategies and accommodations for persistent cognitive deficits. Several case studies will be discussed and practical strategy ideas will be reviewed for application in everyday cognitive rehabilitation treatment.
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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe 3 components of cognitive rehabilitation treatment.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list the steps to developing successful compensatory strategies.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe 5 different compensatory strategies.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction and Overview
5-15 Minutes Components of Cognitive Rehabilitation
15-30 Minutes Steps for Development of Compensatory Strategies
30-55 Minutes Case Studies- Practical Strategies for Use in Treatment
55-60 Minutes Wrap Up/Questions/Discussion

Average Rating

(962 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 962 reviews

Review by: Rona on February 23, 2015
Very very insightful information from a pediatric perspective
Review by: Kim on February 17, 2015
Well organized. Meaningful examples that helped explain process.
Review by: Amanda on February 17, 2015
The article was informative. SLP's have been overlooked in providing therapy for TBI patients in the armed forces and this provides relevant research references to support our role in therapy.
Review by: Cindy on January 26, 2015
Great reminders about being therapeutic "educators" & "detectives." Great clinical application throughout with excellent research data to support cognitive-rehab. thank you!
Review by: Jacqueline on January 9, 2015
I loved her teaching style. She was great at explaining things. I also loved her examples and how she explains her own practice with the concepts.
Review by: Janice on January 5, 2015
Cognitive rehabilitation is a big part of what I do. I appreciate any and all information that will help me better serve my patients.
Review by: Kim-Rae on January 2, 2015
The presentation of intervention ideas and the integration of the individuality of the client into the creation of the format for intervention influences directly the outcome of the success of the treatment plan and the design of the augmentative devices or assistance suggested for the patients.
Review by: Sandra on December 31, 2014
It organized and simplified steps in cognitive rehabilitation
Review by: Kristin on December 28, 2014
Great material...love the steps. Very clear.
Review by: Jean W. on December 26, 2014
The class provided very useful information that's functional.
Review by: Lucille on December 22, 2014
evidence regarding the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitatin
Review by: Wendy M on December 15, 2014
It was well organized and I learned new information. The case studies and treatment examples provided great examples for applying information clinically.
Review by: Fred on December 11, 2014
Course was clearly presented with supporting examples.
Review by: Terese on December 6, 2014
Excellent clear cut examples of charts devised WITH clients, methods of helping client become "aware" of personal difficulties, and tactics to work on deficit areas
Review by: Robin on November 26, 2014
Comprehensive and Applicable to Functional use with patients.
Review by: Hilary on November 25, 2014
very reader-friendly, organized well, great examples/visuals
Review by: Debra on November 5, 2014
Well organized information on all aspects of cognitive support - education, functional goals, stimulation and compensatory strategies.
Review by: Susan on November 3, 2014
This is an outstanding course. Not only does it provide a solid and fascinating theoretical basis for intervention with a challenging population, but it includes several specific strategies (sometimes complete with graphics!) that are highly practical with a range of clients.
Review by: Suzan on October 31, 2014
Multiple case studies and practical strategies for use with the pediatric ABI/TBI pediatric population were provided.
Review by: Janelle on October 30, 2014
Great information! Thank you for listing the current research!
Review by: Mildred on October 28, 2014
Lots of new info for me as I have limited experience with this population. Excellent use of visuals as well.
Review by: Meagan on October 17, 2014
Great information on using clinical reasoning to find more specific reasons for deficits.
Review by: Mae on October 12, 2014
Good organization for presentation of materials in a clear and concise manner.
Review by: Kerin on September 29, 2014
Practical, practical, practical! I can take this straight from the course to the therapy room.
Review by: Amanda on August 21, 2014
This was great. I will use the content provided. Please offer more like this!
Review by: Carla on August 1, 2014
It was difficult for me because I don't work with children, but it was very informative
Review by: Gloria on July 28, 2014
Objectives were clear and the information was clear so that it was easily understood.
Review by: Tracy on July 15, 2014
This course was very clear, with many specific examples.
Review by: Dianna on July 10, 2014
Many strategies were presented that can be used for children with many different disabilities.
Review by: Karen on July 9, 2014
Presenter is so very well informed from her time serving this population, and she presents a wealth of information in a well organized manner. She comes right out and says what she is covering and not.
Review by: Jennifer on June 22, 2014
Clear and concise information with practical examples to demonstrate how to apply it in a real setting with a variety of age groups.
Review by: Marilyn Jo on June 22, 2014
I have so many young clients, some with ABI, but mostly individuals with learning disabilities, that I am anxious to initiate strategies I have learned in this course. I have always felt the idea of "ownership" in your therapy is very important, but have not been able to find a successful way to involve my clients, especially the very young ones, in identifying their deficits and the possible outcomes of those deficits, as well as coming up with their own strategies for addressing those goals. Thank you for a most enlightening course.
Review by: Heather on June 9, 2014
Clear presentation with take away strategies and recommended reading.
Review by: Nancy on June 6, 2014
The strategies and examples were appreciated and meaningful
Review by: Melissa on May 31, 2014
Presenter is exceptionally knowledgeable about TBI and ABI. Her case studies were excellent. Material was presented in a clear and concise manner, but provided a ton of useful information. GREAT presentation!
Review by: Stephanie on May 18, 2014
The content was presented in such a manner that made it easier to think about how to apply it in every day sessions.
Review by: Emily on April 2, 2014
Very clear examples and well organized information.
Review by: Sarah on February 23, 2014
I enjoyed having concrete examples and case studies.
Review by: Marcia on February 17, 2014
Very well organized with excellent examples
Review by: Jacqueline on February 16, 2014
It provided a lot of good information and made me aware of how I could improve my clinical practice.
Review by: Nancy on February 7, 2014
Good format, strategies and reasoning for techniques were explained well by author.
Review by: Victoria on January 14, 2014
The course was organized and gave pertinent information about cognitive rehab.
Review by: Amanda on January 1, 2014
Discussion of how to teach strategies to TBI patients
Review by: Marian on December 31, 2013
Ms. Volker's use of easy-to-read, colorful charts were a plus, as too was her concise and articulate expression of the content.
Review by: Jennifer on December 29, 2013
specific examples of ways to teach strategies to different age groups
Review by: Sarah on December 27, 2013
Great concrete examples and research foundation for cognitive rehab in children.
Review by: Andrea on December 26, 2013
Information was well organized and easy to follow for someone who works very seldom with ABI
Review by: Andrea on December 20, 2013
I loved this course. It provided great examples and resources. Case studies were appropriate.
Review by: Megan on December 16, 2013
This was information that was relatively new to me. I feel like I could explain it to another person after taking this course.
Review by: Leigh Ann on December 11, 2013
Backgound information on brain injuries and the strategies that can be helpful
Review by: marsha on December 10, 2013
good examples--good development of processfor intervention
Review by: Karise on December 8, 2013
She included a lot of useful information in a short amount of time. The examples and suggestions for therapy were excellent.
Review by: Julie on December 5, 2013
I'll benefit from her examples of applying these principles to my pediatric caseload.
Review by: Janet on November 25, 2013
The organization and clarity of the information made it very user-friendly. In addition, the examples were very helpful.
Review by: Anne on November 19, 2013
The materials were well presented/laid out, including the slides which brought her ideas more into focus in my brain!
Review by: Virginia on November 8, 2013
the step by step breakdown with the real world examples is incredibly helpful and applicable within the therapy setting across ages.
Review by: Theresa on October 26, 2013
It was very well organized and the case studies were very helpful.
Review by: Julie on October 20, 2013
really provided me with new ideas/strategies to use with students.
Review by: Becky on October 18, 2013
I work in the schools and many students I see who have been diagnoses with a learning disability can benefit from the use of cognitive rehabilitation.
Review by: Vickie on October 13, 2013
Lots of information that is well organized and presented clearly.
Review by: Audrey on October 11, 2013
Clear and easy to follow. Loved the examples!!
Review by: Marie on October 1, 2013
Very thorough and organized. . . Easy to understand
Review by: ina on September 25, 2013
well organized, easy to follow, kept material very relevant and useful

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Course Presenter

stephanie mayer volker

Stephanie Mayer Volker, M.S., CCC-SLP

Stephanie Volker is a speech-language pathologist II at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and is the Team Leader of CCHMC's Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Team. She has specialized in rehabilitation for children, adolescents, and adults her entire career and is an AACBIS Certified Brain Injury Specialist. She has lectured on a variety of topics related to brain injury rehabilitation and compensatory strategy training.

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Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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