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Course # 5331
Memory Impairments: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Program Design

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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 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.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on March 20, 2012


Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

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

Average Rating

(391 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 391 reviews

Review by: Shelly on August 4, 2015
Well organized, meaningful and relevant to adult population in a functional setting
Review by: Christina on August 3, 2015
Nicely organized
Review by: Jill on July 30, 2015
She handed out excellent slides.
Review by: Alice on July 23, 2015
Objectives were achieved and examples were given of therapy.
Review by: Joann on July 22, 2015
The information was well organized and thorough.
Review by: Barbara on June 29, 2015
The general review of brain anatomy.
Review by: Virginia on June 27, 2015
That I did manage to comprehend enough information to pass the exam. I figured that the information would be challenging, but I was still unsure about the amount of understanding I would achieve.
Review by: Deborah on June 24, 2015
Excellent examples and handount
Review by: Donna on June 23, 2015
The many strategies that were presented.
Review by: Joan on June 22, 2015
Good info and well organized
Review by: Mina on June 21, 2015
Easy to understand.
Review by: Cristina on June 18, 2015
Very practical information in a well-organized presentation
Review by: Brianna on June 14, 2015
The thorough explanations of the types of memories were very helpful. I also liked how the presenter provided examples of the different types of compensatory strategies that can be incorporated into therapy.
Review by: Virginia on June 9, 2015
She was very knowledgeable about the subject and made the material interesting.
Review by: Jeannette on June 6, 2015
Format easy to follow
Review by: Kathy on March 27, 2015
presented clearly
Review by: Vickie on March 27, 2015
very clearly presented and organized
Review by: Valerie on March 23, 2015
Well organized and useful
Review by: Erin on February 23, 2015
She gave detailed descriptions and examples that can be transferred to practice
Review by: Michelle on February 19, 2015
Learning objectives were clear and well organized
Review by: Jane on February 16, 2015
up to date (as of 2012) information on a clinical memory model; good review of neuroanatomy associated with types of memory. Practical suggestions for treatment.
Review by: Leticia on January 24, 2015
Good explanation and example
Review by: Megan on January 21, 2015
I enjoyed the detail of neurophysiology as well as incorporating the information into relevant suggestions for therapy.
Review by: Cheryl on January 1, 2015
Examples, Experiential stories, great mix of neuroanatomy with practical application
Review by: Kristen on December 31, 2014
Presented in a clear, concise, well-organized manner. The pace was just right for an intermediate level
Review by: Amy on December 28, 2014
I enjoyed learning about memory and how it works in different areas of the brain.
Review by: Lauren on December 24, 2014
Great information about memory--I feel much more confident about in this area after having completed the course.
Review by: Kathleen on December 14, 2014
I like the fact that she provided therapeutic task to be applied. She also emphasized relivency of tasks.
Review by: Necole on December 11, 2014
great education on the different components of memory and the anatomical areas in the brain and how injuries to various parts affect memory differently
Review by: Diane on December 7, 2014
Covered alot of info in a short time with useful tx info.
Review by: Cindy on December 3, 2014
The course information was very well organized.
Review by: Jennifer on November 16, 2014
I appreciated the separation into different types of memory, and how she involved different treatment strategies.
Review by: Lisa on November 15, 2014
Inclusion of goals to work on for practical application
Review by: Sunita on November 8, 2014
Great examples to use in treatment.
Review by: Paula on November 4, 2014
I liked the handouts and lecture went along with them and broke the information down.
Review by: Ashley on October 17, 2014
helpful for assessment and treatment
Review by: Sara on October 11, 2014
Review by: elizabeth on September 29, 2014
Clear, concise, and detailed enough to be useful.
Review by: Kimberly on September 21, 2014
well organized
Review by: Lizbette on September 1, 2014
I was able to relearn some things I had forgotten about memory disorders.
Review by: Lisa on August 19, 2014
Clear concise and easy to follow
Review by: Marshall on August 14, 2014
clear layout, helpful charts
Review by: Elisabeth on August 9, 2014
The content .
Review by: kiran on June 15, 2014
very informative
Review by: Merideth on May 15, 2014
good review of material and new research
Review by: Janet on May 13, 2014
content and the way in which the info was presented
Review by: Ashleigh on April 2, 2014
clinical application
Review by: Marilyn on February 26, 2014
The presenter was knowledgeable and the materials were well-organized and current.
Review by: Krista on February 18, 2014
Clear explanations of different kinds of memory and how they are interconnected.
Review by: Caroline on February 1, 2014
Examples of external aids, strategies to facilitate recall
Review by: Joann on January 28, 2014
Plenty of information. Some difficulty conveying the relative importance in contexts meaningful to the audience.
Review by: Denise on December 29, 2013
Wish presenter gave examples as presented some impairments in relation to parts of the brain. Also post-traumatic losses.
Review by: Brian on December 28, 2013
Very thorough in all areas including memory models, assessment, goals, and treatment options
Review by: Stacey on December 21, 2013
Review of memory processes
Review by: Sarah on December 19, 2013
Well organized, good examples, clear presentation.
Review by: Ashanty on December 18, 2013
Very clear and concise information. Useful strategy recommendations.
Review by: Mary on December 16, 2013
Explaining the various memory strategies and goals for incorporating them in treatment.
Review by: Lauren on December 13, 2013
A very complex topic was explained step by step with clear connections between each section.
Review by: Sharon on December 9, 2013
organization of information
Review by: Judy on December 7, 2013
The information presented in this course is timely and appropriate because I see and treat patients with memory impairments on a daily basis.
Review by: Carrie on December 2, 2013
The presenter did a great job of providing examples for concepts she was teaching. Very organized.
Review by: Sherry on December 2, 2013
It was great to have an opportunity to review the dynamics of memory as it relates to learning....
Review by: Terri on December 1, 2013
Content and the presenter's knowledge of content application
Review by: Jane on November 14, 2013
Clearly presented material
Review by: Rhonda on November 8, 2013
Tons of info packed into one hour, making it feel a bit rushed. That said, there were many critical nuggets of information included.
Review by: Sherry on October 27, 2013
the explanation of the structure of the brain and the physiology involved for memory function
Review by: Beverly on October 22, 2013
Presentation was well organized
Review by: Holly on October 14, 2013
Good content, but I would have like a few more practical examples or case studies to help apply the information.
Review by: Maryann on October 13, 2013
the presenter discussed a broad range of topics related to memory - types of memory, brain anatomy involved in memory, causes of memory loss and the characteristic deficits seen, and treatment of memory deficits.
Review by: Cindy on October 3, 2013
Very well organized and relevant. Lots of detail.
Review by: Cheri on October 2, 2013
presenter was good speaker, well organized, added own input/examples, extra information
Review by: Racheal on September 23, 2013
Contained lots of useful information.
Review by: Garen on August 5, 2013
useful information
Review by: Linda on June 26, 2013
Presenter demonstrated knowledge of subject and presentation
Review by: scarlet on June 24, 2013
i liked the layout of the slides, very easy to follow and read.
Review by: Lindia on June 23, 2013
A great deal of factual, functional, appropriate information for therapists as well as to be used with patients
Review by: Kathleen on June 12, 2013
Well organized
Review by: Wendy on June 11, 2013
great detail regarding specific breakdown of memory types
Review by: Beverly A on May 30, 2013
Presentation was interesting throughout and material was well organized. Much good information.
Review by: Elizabeth on May 7, 2013
useful information on treatment planning
Review by: Alison on May 3, 2013
Very ell Organized...
Review by: erin on March 17, 2013
The content was clear and well explained with no distractions or getting off topic
Review by: Janie on March 11, 2013
Depth of information.
Review by: Kristin on February 15, 2013
Organized and informative
Review by: Aliya on February 8, 2013
The material was very organized which helped in grasping the concepts.
Review by: Christopher on January 9, 2013
This presentation was organized using an information processing approach to memory rather than a more traditional syndrome based approach.
Review by: julia on December 31, 2012
Its always good to have review of memory and how it works.
Review by: Kristin on December 30, 2012
Very organized and detailed information.
Review by: Joyce on December 29, 2012
content and presentation
Review by: Jo Ann on December 29, 2012
The use of specific examples and conciseness of the information made this course very enjoyable.
Review by: Sotiria on December 28, 2012
Abundance of information regarding the brain!!
Review by: Joyce on December 26, 2012
great balance of theory and parcticality
Review by: karen on December 20, 2012
provides an excellent outline. comprehensive w/ enough detail. not overly technical. good for non-neuro specialist slps.
Review by: Gwen on December 17, 2012
Excellant information, excellant format and functionalideas.
Review by: Laura on December 15, 2012
The presentor's explanations of each type of memory. The practical expamples given.
Review by: Brian on December 9, 2012
The information was presented in a very organized manner. It included pathology as well as treatment.
Review by: Benna on December 6, 2012
Good examples. Transcript helped in following the information.
Review by: Velvet on December 1, 2012
Completeness of information provided.
Review by: Cynthia on November 28, 2012
hand outs for future reference, scope of information

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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.

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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.

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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.

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