On March 20, 2009 at National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC, the NRH Speech-Language Pathology Service presents "Current Clinical Practice in Intervention for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury" their 22nd annual continuing education workshop.
Guest speaker Lyn Turkstra, Ph.D is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She studies the relation of cognition to communication, with a focus on social communication in adolescents and young adults with (TBI). Dr. Turkstra has published extensively on cognitive and communication function after TBI, and has worked clinically with survivors of TBI for 20 years. She is a member of the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Brain Injury and the ASHA Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relationships with Neuropsychology. She is board certified in neurologic communication disorders by the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) and is a member of the ANCDS writing committee on Practice Guidelines for Cognitive-Communication Disorders after Traumatic Brain Injury.
Who Should Attend?
Working clinicians, academic faculty, and graduate students in speech-language pathology.
See course information below. Click here to download a registration form.
As a result of participating in this course, the learner will be able to:
- Critically analyze standardized and non-standardized approaches to assessment of cognitive-communication disorders.
- Identify key considerations in designing intervention for individuals with acquired disorders of memory, attention, and executive function.
- Write a plan for the management of problem behaviors using evidence-based guidelines.
- Identify critical features of instruction that facilitate learning for individuals with cognitive impairments.
- Critique their own clinical practice from the perspective of the existing evidence base for cognitive rehabilitation.
This workshop is designed to update speech-language pathologists on best practices in intervention for individuals with acquired cognitive disorders, based on recent evidence-based practice guidelines in speech-language pathology. The workshop focuses on individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), but the principles are applicable to individuals with other acquired brain injuries associated with neuropsychological impairments that are similar to those of individuals with TBI. The workshop will include current evidence for assessment of cognitive-communication disorders, and intervention for disorders of memory, attention, social behavior and executive function. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on practice with a variety of intervention techniques, and also will be introduced to sources of ongoing information on evidence for clinical practice.
|8:15 - 8:45
||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8:45 - 9:00
|9:00 - 10:00
||Assessment of cognitive-communication disorders|
|10:00 - 10:15
|10:15 - 11:30
||Current concepts of memory, social behavior and executive function. Defining evidence-based practice|
|11:30 - 12:00
|12:00 - 1:00
|1:00 - 3:00
||Intervention for cognitive disorders|
|3:00 - 3:15
|3:15 - 4:00
||Intervention for behavioral disorders|
|4:00 - 4:15
Continuing Education Credits
This program is offered for .6 CEU’s (Advanced level-Professional area). ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. Application has been made to the Maryland Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists for 6.0 continuing education units.
Time & Place
This program will be held on Friday, March 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the auditorium on the ground floor of the National Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, go to www.web.sitelms.org/conference/nrhbrain or contact Terresa Ward at 202-877-1440.
|Pre-registration (receipt by February 28, 2009)
||$195 (Group code – EARLY for on-line registration)|
|Three or more from the same institution (All names must be submitted at the same time mail-in registration only)
|Students — STUD (online registration)
|After registration deadline*
* Limited space is available.
Registration fees include the cost of attendance, course materials, continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch.
All cancellations must be received in writing no later than February 28, 2009. Refunds are not available after this date. There is a $20.00 administrative fee on all refunds. NRH reserves the right to cancel or change a program for due cause. NRH cancellation will result in a full refund of tuition.