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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

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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

Average Rating

(282 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 282 reviews

Review by: Member on April 2, 2014
clinical application
Review by: Member on February 26, 2014
The presenter was knowledgeable and the materials were well-organized and current.
Review by: Member on February 18, 2014
Clear explanations of different kinds of memory and how they are interconnected.
Review by: Member on February 1, 2014
Examples of external aids, strategies to facilitate recall
Review by: Member on January 28, 2014
Plenty of information. Some difficulty conveying the relative importance in contexts meaningful to the audience.
Review by: Member 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: Member on December 28, 2013
Very thorough in all areas including memory models, assessment, goals, and treatment options
Review by: Member on December 21, 2013
Review of memory processes
Review by: Member on December 19, 2013
Well organized, good examples, clear presentation.
Review by: Member on December 18, 2013
Very clear and concise information. Useful strategy recommendations.
Review by: Member on December 16, 2013
Explaining the various memory strategies and goals for incorporating them in treatment.
Review by: Member on December 13, 2013
A very complex topic was explained step by step with clear connections between each section.
Review by: Member on December 9, 2013
organization of information
Review by: Member 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: Member on December 2, 2013
The presenter did a great job of providing examples for concepts she was teaching. Very organized.
Review by: Member on December 2, 2013
It was great to have an opportunity to review the dynamics of memory as it relates to learning....
Review by: Member on December 1, 2013
Content and the presenter's knowledge of content application
Review by: Member on November 14, 2013
Clearly presented material
Review by: Member 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: Member on October 27, 2013
the explanation of the structure of the brain and the physiology involved for memory function
Review by: Member on October 22, 2013
Presentation was well organized
Review by: Member 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: Member 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: Member on October 3, 2013
Very well organized and relevant. Lots of detail.
Review by: Member on October 2, 2013
presenter was good speaker, well organized, added own input/examples, extra information
Review by: Member on September 23, 2013
Contained lots of useful information.
Review by: Member on August 5, 2013
useful information
Review by: Member on June 26, 2013
Presenter demonstrated knowledge of subject and presentation
Review by: Member on June 24, 2013
i liked the layout of the slides, very easy to follow and read.
Review by: Member on June 23, 2013
A great deal of factual, functional, appropriate information for therapists as well as to be used with patients
Review by: Member on June 12, 2013
Well organized
Review by: Member on June 11, 2013
great detail regarding specific breakdown of memory types
Review by: Member on May 30, 2013
Presentation was interesting throughout and material was well organized. Much good information.
Review by: Member on May 7, 2013
useful information on treatment planning
Review by: Member on May 3, 2013
Very ell Organized...
Review by: Member on March 17, 2013
The content was clear and well explained with no distractions or getting off topic
Review by: Member on March 11, 2013
Depth of information.
Review by: Member on February 15, 2013
Organized and informative
Review by: Member on February 8, 2013
The material was very organized which helped in grasping the concepts.
Review by: Member 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: Member on December 31, 2012
Its always good to have review of memory and how it works.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2012
Very organized and detailed information.
Review by: Member on December 29, 2012
content and presentation
Review by: Member on December 29, 2012
The use of specific examples and conciseness of the information made this course very enjoyable.
Review by: Member on December 28, 2012
Abundance of information regarding the brain!!
Review by: Member on December 26, 2012
great balance of theory and parcticality
Review by: Member on December 20, 2012
provides an excellent outline. comprehensive w/ enough detail. not overly technical. good for non-neuro specialist slps.
Review by: Member on December 17, 2012
Excellant information, excellant format and functionalideas.
Review by: Member on December 15, 2012
The presentor's explanations of each type of memory. The practical expamples given.
Review by: Member on December 9, 2012
The information was presented in a very organized manner. It included pathology as well as treatment.
Review by: Member on December 6, 2012
Good examples. Transcript helped in following the information.
Review by: Member on December 1, 2012
Completeness of information provided.
Review by: Member on November 28, 2012
hand outs for future reference, scope of information
Review by: Member on November 21, 2012
clear information, good explanation and examples
Review by: Member on November 18, 2012
I was aware with most of the material presented, however, she also had very important information on the saliency of activities used, information on what memory system is affected during the assessment: attention, sensory input, STm, etc...The presenter is very knowleadgeable and well organized. I am planning to take more of her courses re memory and coginitive communication tx.
Review by: Member on November 10, 2012
Very comprehensive
Review by: Member on November 9, 2012
very informative, especially as I and friends are getting older.
Review by: Member on November 9, 2012
There was an excellent mix of theoretical underpinnings, signs/symptoms "in the real world," and compensatory strategies.Believe it or not I felt that the presenter's comment about imagery as a compensatory strategy "not working for me," was one of the best small things. It pointed out, indirectly yet forcefully, that one needs to consider what works for a given individual and that often this will require data gathering from the individual and their family/caregivers.
Review by: Member on November 8, 2012
the information
Review by: Member on November 5, 2012
Well-organized, good pacing.
Review by: Member on October 24, 2012
good notes, relevant questions on the test, good presentation style & well organized
Review by: Member on October 10, 2012
Lots of pertinent information that I will use immediately
Review by: Member on October 2, 2012
This course is very well outlined and presents examples to help explain.
Review by: Member on September 6, 2012
Very well organized and presented well with plenty of reinforced examples.
Review by: Member on September 4, 2012
Very clear with excellent examples.
Review by: Member on August 20, 2012
It was new information for me.
Review by: Member on August 1, 2012
Good information in an area that I don't know that much about, but that will prepare me for clients with memory loss should I go into a setting where I might have older clients on my caseload.
Review by: Member on July 23, 2012
Very well organized and thoroughly covered
Review by: Member on June 25, 2012
The concepts can be applied to clinical assessment and tx.
Review by: Member on June 25, 2012
Well-spoken professional with a great wealth of knowledge in area of memory and able to organized ALL the information concisely.
Review by: Member on June 21, 2012
The definitions and examples.
Review by: Member on June 14, 2012
Very informative
Review by: Member on June 13, 2012
Very interesting!
Review by: Member on June 12, 2012
Well organized with great PowerPoint. Great explanations and examples given by presenter.
Review by: Member on June 4, 2012
Organization of material and presenter.
Review by: Member on June 3, 2012
The quality of pertinent treatment information in a short amount of time.
Review by: Member on June 2, 2012
Excellent information, applicable to my area
Review by: Member on May 26, 2012
THIS WAS A COURSE THAT WAS CHOCKED-FULL OF INFORMATION; HOWEVER, IT WOULD PROBABLY BECOME A SUPERIOR LEARNING EXPERIENCE IF IT WERE CONVERTED TO A TWO-HOUR SESSION THAT CONTAINED MORE EXAMPLES, CASE STUDIES, AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THERAPY TECHNIQUES.
Review by: Member on May 26, 2012
Good information and explanation.
Review by: Member on May 23, 2012
Well organized. Use of examples.
Review by: Member on May 17, 2012
Good blend of research data and practical application
Review by: Member on May 15, 2012
Learned about some strategies to use with clients in supporting memory weaknesses
Review by: Member on May 10, 2012
Definitions explained.
Review by: Member on May 9, 2012
relevant to my caseload
Review by: Member on May 7, 2012
lots of information
Review by: Member on May 5, 2012
Well organized
Review by: Member on May 2, 2012
speaker really understood the subject matter;
Review by: Member on May 2, 2012
great examples and practical help, great presenter
Review by: Member on April 28, 2012
organized
Review by: Member on April 27, 2012
It provided a neurologic basis for diagnosis and treatment.
Review by: Member on April 26, 2012
Detail information.
Review by: Member on April 24, 2012
Excellent explanation of the types of memory
Review by: Member on April 22, 2012
Good information
Review by: Member on April 18, 2012
The continuity between presentation of underlying processes and that of clinical implications.
Review by: Member on April 16, 2012
Good organization of materials
Review by: Member on April 10, 2012
great overall information regarding memory
Review by: Member on April 9, 2012
HELPED ME WITH PREPARING PATIENTS AND FAMILY WHEN PATIENT RETURNS HOME
Review by: Member on April 9, 2012
The content was organized in a way that linked the different areas -- definitions, differentiation, assessment, intervention -- in a coherent sequence. For example, the connection b/t time perception/management as an area of weakness, and how the therapist would need to consider this when planning goals/intervention.
Review by: Member on April 8, 2012
Very informative and made it relevant to therapy in the real world. Explained what is happening to the patient so that you can tailor it for your patients
Review by: Member on April 6, 2012
Great tx ideas!

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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.

Please Note: The CEU 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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