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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Stroke Rehabilitation – A Function Based Approach” Third Edition by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA © 2011, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This course provides the latest research in assessment and intervention; offering a definitive guide to successful outcomes in stroke rehabilitation.  The text combines aspects of background medical information, a comprehensive review of standardized and nonstandardized evaluation procedures and assessments, treatment techniques and evidence-based interventions.

Throughout this course clinicians are provided with specific suggestions to maintain a client-centered approach when working with stroke survivors.  The course includes the most up-to-date research on stroke rehabilitation from a variety of rehabilitation settings and professions, challenging the clinician to use the most current treatment approaches (including both remediation and adaptation approaches) to decrease impairments, prevent secondary complications, improve the clients ability to perform meaningful activities, decrease participation restrictions and improve quality of life.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 776 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 7 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format.  

Module Description

Included in Module 6:  Enhancing Performance of ADLs, Parenting after Stroke, Mobility, Dysphagia Management and Sexual Functions
Chapter 21:  Enhancing Performance of ADLs
Chapter 22:  Parenting after Stroke
Chapter 23:  Driving and Community Mobility as an Instrumental ADL
Chapter 24:  Dysphagia Management
Chapter 25:  Sexual Function and Intimacy

Module Goals

Stroke Rehabilitation
Module 6:  Enhancing Performance of ADLs, Parenting after Stroke, Mobility, Dysphagia Management and Sexual Functions
Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Enhancing Performance of ADLs, Parenting after Stroke, Mobility, Dysphagia Management and Sexual Functions
Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Demonstrate knowledge in enhancing performance of activities of daily living.
2.    Recognize the effect of stroke on a person’s engagement in activities of daily living.
3.    Discuss the client-centered intervention process.
4.    Demonstrate knowledge of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS).
5.    Discuss the roles of the rehabilitation therapist to guide baby care adaptations for parents following stroke.
6.    Explain visual history.
7.    Identify useful positions and holding devices for a parent with limited sitting balance after stroke.
8.    Discuss transition and navigating social obstacles integral to parenting.
9.    Discuss driving and community mobility as an instrumental activity of daily living.
10.  Explain the ways in which a driver processes information and makes conscious or unconscious decisions.
11.  Demonstrate knowledge of the Cognitive Behavioral Drivers Inventory (CBDI).
12.  Identify compensatory techniques with special equipment that assist with physically controlling a vehicle.
13.  Explain the sensory-perceptual assessments of the stroke survivor before driving.
14.  Identify visual-perception and cognitive assessments for stroke survivors.
15.  Define basic operational and behavioral skills.
16.  Discuss the importance of the combination of clinical evaluation and an on-road evaluation.
17.  Demonstrate knowledge in the on-road driving evaluation for stroke survivors.
18.  Demonstrate knowledge in dysphagia management.
19.  Discuss the normal anatomy and physiology of the swallowing mechanism as it relates to dysphagia management.
20.  List and explain the five stages of swallowing.
21.  Identify the signs of dysphagia associate with stroke.
22.  Discuss medical complications associated with dysphagia in stroke.
23.  Identify the relationship of aspiration as it occurs in accordance with the site of lesions.
24.  Demonstrate knowledge in the alternative means of nutrition for patients with severe dysphagia.
25.  Discuss sexual function and intimacy following a stroke.
26.  Identify the effects of stroke on sexual function.
27.  Demonstrate knowledge in the various frameworks and models to address sexuality issues in health care.