Current research has found that up to 60% of the population of stroke survivors, can have executive dysfunction post-stroke.  These deficits have been shown to impair reintegration back into complex everyday life activities such as driving and work. This course will provide practical information and knowledge about current assessment and intervention strategies to address executive dysfunction in adults post-stroke.  Participants will leave the course with assessment tools and treatment strategies that can be immediately integrated into clinical practice.

ONLINE COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Identify two measures of gross cognitive function;
  • Identify and define deficits in executive function post stroke;
  • Identify the effect of cognition on therapy intervention;
  • Identify effective treatment sessions to address cognitive dysfunction.

ONLINE COURSE AGENDA

  • What is executive function and why does it matter?
  • Assessment of executive function
  • Treatment strategies to address executive dysfunction
  • Q/A and Adjourn

ONLINE COURSE INSTRUCTOR

  • Angela Reimer, MOT, OTR/L, CKTP

Angela Reimer, MOT, OTR/L, CKTP received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy from The University of Findlay.  She brings 13 years of clinical experience with geriatric and neurologically impaired populations.  Additionally Ms. Reimer is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, a member of Kinesio Taping Association International (KTAI), the American Society for Neurorehabilitation, and The American Occupational Therapy Association, and is a member of several regional and national practice committees suchas the AOTA’s national credentialing committee. Ms. Reimer has presented courses across North America on taping and stroke rehabilitation, including, most recently, a “standing room only xecutive function course for stroke practitioners at the 2013 AOTA conference.

CE Approval provided through Therapy Network Seminars: