Patient-Centered Treatment Strategies that
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
disorder 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. Thoughtful and 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.
This informative and interactive seminar, led by veteran Speech-Language
Pathologist Jane Yakel, presents evidence-based techniques, strategies, and
interventions for all levels of cognitive loss. Whether a patient presents with
a high-level (mild) cognitive impairment, requiring a cognitive structural
change, or a low-level (severe) cognitive deficit, requiring a skilled
enhancement approach, this class offers successful, practical treatment
techniques easy to implement in any care setting. This seminar also emphasizes
the importance and effectiveness of creating highly individualized treatment
strategies and provides attendees with the needed skills to choose and adapt
techniques into tailored, personalized therapy plans. Active case studies are
examined and participants are encouraged in class to design a patient profile
with therapy interventions and goal documentation.
Jane Yakel, M.S., CCC-SLP, is known for bringing years of diversified clinical
and educational experience to her presentations and is recognized for her
ability to effectively bridge the gap between theory and practice. If you are in
the field of helping people learn or re-learn, or are responsible for patient
care, this course is not to be missed!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Discuss how to bridge the gap from philosophy
to practice by moving from paper-pencil therapeutic tasks to daily functioning
• Identify over 100 evidence-based techniques, strategies, and interventions for
all levels of cognitive loss
• Examine step-by-step therapeutic interventions specifically designed for
progressive neurological diseases and low-level cognition
• Learn how to create cognitive structural changes by incorporating "Art of
Memory" techniques and strategies (utilized by World Memory Championship
competitors) in the design of high-therapeutic tasks
• Identify components of executive functions and discuss related specific
intervention strategies proven effective in creating successful outcomes
• Define the critical role awareness deficits play in contributing to
rehabilitation outcomes and determine which interventions and techniques best
guide a patient toward independent functioning
• Assess principles and techniques that increase a patient's self-efficacy and
ownership of his or her treatment program
• Design specific treatment interventions with respect to specific medical
• Analyze specific caregiver training techniques, communication strategies, and
patient interventions that positively affect therapeutic outcomes
• Summarize the components of a defensible, skilled goal and determine what
medically defines a skilled from a non-skilled intervention
• Examine the latest research on how depression/mood, drugs, stress/anxiety,
sleep, diet, and exercise affect cognition and identify intervention strategies
to maximum brain function
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
JANE YAKEL, MS, CCC-SLP, is a licensed and
certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 40 years of experience. Ms.
Yakel 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 facilities, hospitals, and school districts.
She has taught at the University of Wyoming, Utah State University, and DeVry
University (Phoenix), and her diverse background in both the academic and health
care arenas has given her the opportunity to develop strong clinical skills in
patient assessment, evaluation, treatment, and patient/family education. She has
also shared her expertise as an author and presenter for national and state
board continuing educational courses on various topics including the Prospective
Payment System, ethics and professionalism, comprehensive assessment of the
patient, and cognitive communication.
Ms. Yakel has been the director of a community re-entry program for traumatic
brain injury survivors and has served as a national and regional trainer for
rehabilitation program directors. She is a member of the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is a past representative for the People to
People Ambassador Program for the American Speech and Hearing Association, and
is a prior member of the Wyoming Board of Examiners for Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology. Ms. Yakel completed her undergraduate and graduate
studies at the University of Wyoming, specializing in neuropathology.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
• Occupational Therapists
• Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Activity Professionals
• Recreational Therapists
• Nurse Practitioners
• Social Workers
• Case Managers
CCMC Approved Activity
The course listed above was completed on Febraury 28, 29 or March 1, 2012 and is
approved for 6 CEUs. Approval number:790005377. To claim these CEUs, log into
your CE Center account at www.ccmcertification.org.
This course has been submitted for approval of 6 hours of continuing education
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2:
Occupational Therapy Process.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6
CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for
psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on
the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social
work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider
since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains
responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing
education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers
should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current
continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at
www.aswb.org for more information.
NCTRC does not pre-approve programs for CEU credit. It is the individual
therapist's responsibility to retain documentation of sessions attended in order
to demonstrate the relationship of session content to the NCTRC job analysis
Cross Country Education, LLC is approved by the Continuing Education Board of
the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing
education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course
information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA
CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific
products or clinical procedures.
This course is offered for up to .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -
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