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Cognition/Executive Function CEU Courses for OTs

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Occupation Based Cognitive Rehab for Adults with Brain Injury or Stroke
Presented by Rob Koch, OTR/L
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Course: #4014 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides occupational therapists an occupation based approach for implementing cognitive rehabilitation of adults with acquired brain injuries including CVA, TBI, tumors, multiple sclerosis and more. The approach differs from that of traditional cognitive rehab by implementing performance based evaluation and intervention techniques.

Occupational Therapy's Role in Delirium Assessment, Prevention, & Management within the Intensive Care Unit
Presented by Lyndsay Laxton, OTR/L, Meghan Morrow, OTR/L
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Course: #4013 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Patients experiencing delirium during their hospital admission have an increased mortality rate, increased hospital length of stay, and decreased level of functional independence for ADL/IADL performance at discharge. Occupational therapists are well positioned to provide meaningful interventions to aid in prevention and management of delirium.

20Q: Legacy of a Cognitive Researcher
Presented by Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #3949 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Carolyn Baum is one of the most prominent leaders in occupational therapy. This course outlines her contributions to occupational cognitive research over the last 40 years.

Is it Sensory or Behavior? Understanding Challenging Behavior
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #3588 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
The following course provides a framework for better understanding challenging behavior. Participants will learn how to identify target behavior, create a hypothesis, and create an intervention plan.

The Unseen Injuries: Mental Health and Cognition Implications for Service Members During and After Their Time in Service
Presented by Erik Johnson, MS, OT
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Course: #3555 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
With the incredible amount of stress that Service Members face while on Active Duty and after their commitments, there is a huge need for skilled OT intervention in the areas of mental health and cognitive dysfunction.

Meditation and Neural Mechanisms: Cognitive Applications in the Elderly
Presented by Sindhu Narayan, OT/L, RYT200
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Course: #3315 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course discusses various meditation techniques and the neural mechanisms associated with the practice of meditation based on current evidence. Further, it provides an outline for utilizing meditation as a therapeutic OT intervention in the elderly with cognitive dysfunction.

Medication Management and Cognition
Presented by Jessica Crowe, OTD, OTR/L, Brooke Holland, OTD
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Course: #3279 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide evidence-based strategies to promote improved medication management for clients with cognitive impairment. This course will include suggestions for evaluation and intervention to help occupational therapists integrate medication management into their plan of care.

Dementia Management: Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce Unwanted Behaviors
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3050 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
OTs can apply evidence-based interventions to improve dementia care. This session reviews the etiology of common behaviors. Cognitive-emotion, multi-sensory, animal-assisted, and exercise interventions to reduce agitation are discussed as well as specific strategies for improving ADL, feeding, communication, and occupational engagement are offered.

Abilities Based Approaches to Treatment of Persons with Dementia
Presented by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
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Course: #3088 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide guidance on best practice for the treatment of persons with dementia including review of evidenced based approaches. Additionally, this course will describe methods for intervention that involve functional abilities present in order to develop person centered plans of care.

Abilities Based Approaches to Assessment of Persons with Dementia
Presented by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
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Course: #3086 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide guidance on best practice for assessment of persons with dementia including methods for evaluation of cognitive function and the environment. Additionally, this course will describe methods for assessing functional abilities present in order to develop person centered plans of care.