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Cognitive Rehabilitation: Therapy ... Therapy ... Therapy!
Author: Jane Yakel, MS, CCC-SLP
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media 2013
Length: 4 DVD(s)
Media Type: Seminar on DVD
Duration: 5 hours, 40 minutes
Item: RNV073825

Price : $169.99

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NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.

Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States have an intellectual disability diagnosis and that number is growing dramatically. Whether the impairment is developmental, due to normal aging, or the result of an acquired or progressive disease, the World Health Organization estimates that approximately 27 million people will present with some type of cognitive impairment by the year 2050. Successful cognitive rehabilitation is crucial to improving a patient’s overall quality of life and should be at the heart of any and all intervention programs.

Join Jane Yakel, MS, CCC-SLP, for this informative and interactive seminar recording presenting over 100 evidence-based techniques, strategies, and interventions for all levels of cognitive loss. Whether a patient presents with high-level (mild) cognitive impairments, requiring a cognitive structural change, or low-level (severe) cognitive deficits requiring a skilled enhancement approach, this recording offers successful, practical treatment techniques that are easy to implement in any care setting. This seminar recording also emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of creating highly individualized treatment strategies, and provides participants with the needed skills to choose and adapt techniques into tailored, personalized therapy plans. Active case studies are examined, and participants are encouraged during the seminar recording to design a patient profile with therapy interventions and goal documentation.


At the completion of this self-study package, you should be able to:
  1. Discuss how to bridge the gap from philosophy to practice, and from paper-pencil therapeutic task to daily functioning activity, by identifying the underpinnings of the different systems and processes of cognition
  2. Discuss specific “Art of Memory” techniques and strategies (utilized by World Memory Championship competitors) to design specific therapeutic tasks that can create a structural change in memory
  3. Identify the critical role that awareness deficits play in contributing to rehabilitation outcomes and discuss the interventions and techniques that facilitate awareness and guide the patient to independent functioning
  4. Summarize the components of executive functions and discuss how these components are contingent upon other cognitive processes that manifest cognitive and behavioral disorders
  5. Define step-by-step therapeutic intervention techniques specifically designed for progressive neurological diseases and low-level cognitive patients
  6. Identify the components of a defendable skilled goal and discuss what medically defines a skilled from a non-skilled intervention
  7. Evaluate the role of self-efficacy and ownership and the principles needed to have the patient ultimately responsible for the treatment program
  8. Discuss caregiver training techniques, communication strategies and guidelines for patient intervention ultimately affecting therapeutic outcomes
  9. Recall specific therapeutic approaches for cognitive intervention with respect to specific medical diagnosis

Program Outline:
  1. Therapy: The "First" Half
    • Self-Awareness: Levels of Awareness and Interventions
    • Self-Efficacy: Sources and Interventions
    • Ownership: Increasing Patient Participation
  2. Models of Care/Approaches to Therapy
  3. Direct Therapy/Indirect Therapy
  4. Therapy via Medical Diagnosis: High-Level Cognition
  5. High-Level Cognition Intervention: Structural Change
    • Attention Systems
      1. Selective Attention
      2. Focused Attention
      3. Sustained Attention
      4. Divided Attention
      5. Directed Attention
      6. Shifting Attention
    • Visual Processing Systems
      1. Visual Cognition
      2. Visual Memory
      3. Pattern Recognition
      4. Scanning
      5. Visual Attention
      6. Oculomotor Skills
      7. Visual Fields
      8. Visual Acuity
    • Information Processing Systems
      1. Processing Speed
      2. Processing Control
      3. Processing Capacity
    • Memory: Declarative Memory System
      1. Method of Loci
      2. Visual Imagery
      3. Chunking
      4. Association
      5. Mental Organization
      6. Linking
      7. Elaboration
      8. Acronyms, Acrostics
      9. Rhymes, Rhythms, Rote
      10. Rehearsal and the Curve of Forgetting
  6. Executive Functions
    • Self-Regulation: Behavioral & Verbal
    • Initiation/Inhibiting
    • Time Management
    • Planning/Organization
    • Problem Solving
  7. Therapy via Medical Diagnosis: Low-Level Cognition
  8. Low-Level Cognition Intervention: Guidelines for Intervention
    • Errorless Learning
    • Cognitive Loss and Abilities
  9. Low-Level Cognition Intervention: Skilled Enhancement
    • Non-declarative Memory System
      1. Spaced Retrieval Therapy
      2. Montessori-Based Therapy
      3. Ability-Based Approaches / Therapy
      4. Validation Therapy
      5. Redirecting Therapy
      6. Reminiscence Therapy
  10. Caregiver Training
    • FOCUSED: Communication Enhancement Program
    • Allen's Cognitive Disability Theory / Therapy
  11. Documentation: Goals and Skilled Intervention
    • Components of a Defendable Skilled Goal
    • Skilled Terminology / Skilled Intervention
  12. Bridging the Gap: Interactive Case Studies

About the Speaker:

Jane Yakel is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with over 40 years of experience in the care of persons suffering from neuropathology disorders. Jane is currently a private contractor and consultant in Virginia and has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, skilled nursing homes, independent and assisted living facilities, hospitals and schools. She has taught at the University of Wyoming, Utah State University and DeVry University (Phoenix).

Jane is the author of two comprehensive manuals and informative guides in the field of Dysphagia and Cognitive Rehabilitation. Jane's book on Dementia: Interventions for Severe Cognitive Impairments gives detailed intervention strategies for professionals working with patients who suffer from significantly decreased cognitive status. The book is tailored for multiple disciplines within the healthcare field, as well as for caregivers.

She has been a regional clinical specialist and a national trainer for rehabilitation program directors, and has served as a director of a community re-entry program for traumatic brain injury survivors. She has shared her expertise as an author and presenter at national and state board continuing educational courses on various topics, including: Prospective Payment System, Medicare Documentation, Ethics and Professionalism, Comprehensive Assessment of the Adult Patient, Quality Indicators: QA / QI, Customer Service, Nursing Documentation, and Managing Dysphagia, as well as Cognitive Communication Disorders in the Neurological Impaired, Cognitive Rehabilitation, and Dementia.

Jane is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, has served as a representative for the People to People Ambassador Program for America Speech and Hearing Association and is a prior member of the Wyoming Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Wyoming, specializing in neuropathology. Jane currently owns ProStar Communications, LLC, a professional communications company, and Yakel Educations, LLC, a professional publishing company.


Financial: Jane Yakel is receiving a fee for speaking at today's educational activity. She is also the author of "Managing Dysphagia: Therapy Manual" and "Cognitive Skill Enhancement: Therapy Manual" and receives royalty payments for the sale of both books.

Nonfinancial: Jane Yakel has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information:

NOTE: For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for an additional fee of $20 USD. For all other international customers, CE is available for an additional fee of $60 USD.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this self-study package.

Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

Certificates of Successful Completion will be distributed to participants completing the post-test/evaluation, affidavit and paying the CE fee.

Nursing Credit Information (DVD Set) - Credit Available Until: 2/6/2016

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Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these materials will earn 6.0 contact hours.

Iowa Nurses: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses completing these materials will earn 7.2 contact hours.

California Nurses: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #: 6538 for 6.0 contact hours.

Florida Nurses: CMI Education Institute, Inc., is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: 50-1586. These materials qualify for 6.0 contact hours.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants - Credit Available Until: 2/6/2014

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PESI HealthCare is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 6005. Successful completion of these basic materials qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs. You will be required to successfully complete an evaluation/post-test. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

ASHA - Credit Available Until: 2/6/2014


This course is offered for 6.0 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants - Credit Available Until: 2/6/2016

PESI HealthCare is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071, Physical Therapy Board of California and the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy. Successful completion of these materials qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. Licensed in another state? Please contact your state board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. Many state boards of physical therapy will approve these self-study materials based on our approved provider status with the States of California, Illinois and New York.

The following individuals contributed to the planning of this educational event: Content Expertise - Jane Yakel, MS, CCC-SLP; Nurse Planner - Barbara Chamberlain, BSN, RN; Activity Planner - Becky Albricht, BS; Target Audience Consultants - Jeanne Byers-Spraetz, MA, CCC, SLP; Becky Lange, OTR/L; Mary Ellen Akan, MPT

Target Audience:

Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Rehab Managers, Directors of Nursing, Rehabilitation Nurses, Restorative Nursing Staff, Activities Professionals, Recreational Therapists, Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants

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