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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 5:  Clinical Reasoning, Neurobehavior Deficits, Cognitive-Perceptual Deficits and Speech and Language Deficits
Chapter 17:  How Therapist Think
Chapter 18:  Impact of Neurobehavioral Deficits on ADLs
Chapter 19:  Treatment of Cognitive-Perceptual Deficits: A Function-Based Approach
Chapter 20:  Managing Speech and Language Deficits after Stroke

Module Goals

Stroke Rehabilitation
Module 5: Clinical Reasoning, Neurobehavior Deficits, Cognitive-Perceptual Deficits and Speech and Language Deficits
Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Clinical Reasoning, Neurobehavior Deficits, Cognitive-Perceptual Deficits and Speech and Language Deficits.
Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Discuss clinical reasoning when working with patients who have cognitive and perceptual problems following stroke.
2.    Discuss procedural reasoning.
3.    Differentiate between procedural reasoning and interactive reasoning.
4.    Define conditional reasoning.
5.    Identify the impact of neurobehavioral deficits on activities of daily living.
6.    Discuss the indications of neurobehavioral impairments that limit ADLs.
7.    Demonstrate knowledge in the functional localization for neurological processing of body functions.
8.    Discuss dysfunction of the activities of daily living area of occupation due to stroke.
9.    Identify dysfunction of sensory functions.
10.  Demonstrate knowledge in the manifestation of neurobehavioral impairments during task performance.
11.  Identify the possible observations of global and specific mental functions.
12.  Discuss pervasive impairments.
13.  Demonstrate knowledge of cortical involvement and patterns of impairment associated with cerebral artery dysfunction.
14.  Discuss treatment of cognitive-perceptual deficits.
15.  Identify treatment approaches to cognitive-perceptual deficits.
16.  Identify intervention strategies implemented during cognitive rehabilitation.
17.  Discuss the benefits associated with group treatment.
18.  Define and discuss apraxia.
19.  Discuss perseveration and clinical signs of perseveration.
20.  Define and discuss unilateral neglect.
21.  Differentiate between awareness training and scanning training.
22.  Discuss topographical disorientations and treatment options.
23.  Define agnosia.
24.  Identify memory impairments that may occur in patients who have sustained a stroke.
25.  Discuss errorless learning strategies.
26.  Explain executive function impairments.
27.  Discuss the management of speech and language deficits following a stroke.
28.  Discuss dysarthria and differentiate between unilateral upper motor neuron dysarthria and spastic dysarthria.
29.  Identify language disorders that are associated with stroke.
30.  Demonstrate knowledge in diagnosis and treatment options for transcortical motor aphasia.
31.   Explain cognitive communication impairments.