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Rehabilitation Strategies for Cognitive-Communication Disorders

  • Quick assessment tools for skilled intervention
  • Improve mental alertness and sustained attention
  • Creative home programs to optimize discharge recommendations
  • ½ of the seminar dedicated to treatment strategies and case studies
  • Strategies for organization, time management, documentation, scheduling and more!
  • Apps and websites to empower your treatment sessions

Join Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation expert Gina England for a recording filled with proven assessment protocols and creative treatment strategies for even your most complex clients. Drawing from more than 30 years of clinical experience, Gina shares quick assessment tools for skilled intervention and innovative, practical techniques for rehabilitating clients throughout the continuum of care. Spend more than half of the seminar focusing on treatment-specific strategies that you can implement in your practice immediately. Take home a comprehensive resource manual design for clinical use. This manual includes worksheets, handouts and information that can easily be used during assessments, treatment and client/family education.

Through lecture, case studies and a comprehensive resource manual full of creative and functional treatment approaches, you will learn how to optimize levels of alertness and sustained attention utilizing both pharmaceutical and clinical interventions. You will also learn strategies to increase your effectiveness as a clinician in the areas of organization, time management, documentation, scheduling and more! You will leave the seminar with a fresh and energized approach to your clinical practice.


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Gina England, MA, CCC-SLP
5 Hours 12 Minutes
Audio and Video
May 29, 2014
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Digital Seminar
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 5.25 hours CPD.



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Gina England, MA, CCC-SLP, has been a clinical speech pathologist in New Hampshire for over 30 years. During this time, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings across the medical continuum of care including acute care, acute inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, outpatient therapy and neurological day treatment programs. Gina’s areas of interest and specialty have included cognitive rehabilitation, aphasia, motor speech, dysphagia and pediatric aquatic speech therapy. Since 2011, Gina has developed a private practice that focuses on the ongoing provision of direct clinical services and the participation in education and training workshops/ seminars across the United States.

Gina has presented at numerous state associations’ annual conferences, including the New Hampshire and Vermont Brain Injury Associations and the New Hampshire Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition to her role as a public speaker, she has also been a part time clinical faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of New Hampshire. She is also adjunct faculty at Granite State College and Nashua Community College, both of which are in New Hampshire.

Gina maintains a New Hampshire state license and ASHA certification in Speech Pathology. She also serves on the governing board for the New Hampshire Speech, Language and Hearing Association as the vice-president for Professional Development. Gina welcomes the opportunity to share her humorous and engaging style of presentation, which allows continuing education to be both fun and functional.

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  • Identify 8 examples of executive cognitive functions.
  • Recognize the expanding role of non-verbal communication in the 21st century.
  • Differentiate examples of reversible versus non-reversible dementia syndromes.
  • Specify 4 examples of informal cognitive-communication assessment procedures.
  • Identify 2 resources that will assist you in locating functional outcome measures for cognition and language
  • State 4 specific non-pharmaceutical approaches to maximizing sustained levels of alertness in a neurologically-impaired patient.
  • Identify at least 6 new multimedia therapy activities applicable to cognitive-communication rehabilitation.
  • Summarize currently available community-based resources for more efficient discharge planning.


Cognition: Executive Functions

  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Planning and Organization
  • Insight
  • Cognitive Flexibility
  • Problem Solving – Verbal and Non-Verbal
  • Sequencing
  • Judgment
  • Safety Awareness
  • Time Management

Communication: Form-Content-Use

  • Phonology-Morphology-Syntax
  • Fluency and Voice
  • Semantics and Language
  • Reading-Writing-Keyboarding-Texting-Tweeting
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Social Pragmatics


  • Reversible versus Irreversible Conditions
    • Assessment Tools
    • The Stages of Dementia and Skilled Interventions
  • Orientation versus Self-Re-Orientation
  • Facilitated Reminiscence
  • Personalized Memory Book/DVD/CD

Assessment of Cognitive-Communication Disorders

  • Clinical Value of Informal Assessment Procedures
  • Functional Outcome Measures
  • Available Protocols for Your Immediate Use
  • Executive Functions
  • Auditory Comprehension
  • Visual Comprehension
  • Verbal Expression
  • Motor Speech
  • Abstract / Complex Language Functions
  • Written Expression
  • Social Pragmatic Skills

Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation

  • Reduced Mental Alertness
  • Co-Morbidities
  • Psycho-Emotional Factors
  • Shallow Insight
  • Pain
  • Medication Interactions
  • The Cookie Cutter Approach to Therapy- Clinician Burnout
  • Clinical and Non-Clinical Time Constraints
  • Reduced Length of Stays

Creative Discharge Planning: 24-Hour Supervision and Post-Therapy Recovery

  • Professional Services
  • Community Resources
  • Cognitive-Linguistic Home Programs
  • Manage 24-Hour Supervision in the Home
  • Return to Driving

Treatment Strategies: Functional and Creative

  • Ways to Revitalize Your Practice
  • Reduce Documentation Demands
  • Time-Saving Strategies for Management of High Census Caseloads
  • Make Your Case for a New Modality, Equipment, Certification or Materials – How to Get the Funding

Clinical Interventions

  • Maximize Level of Arousal and Alertness During
  • Therapy – Pharmaceutical and Non-Pharmaceutical Techniques
  • Optimize the Impact of Nutrition, Hydration and Multi-Sensory Stimulation
  • Facilitate Neural Activity and Re-Connections During “Down Time”
  • Medication Interactions in the Aging Population Deal with Pain

Treatment Alternatives to the Artificial Clinical Setting

  • The Cognitive-Linguistic Toy Store:
    • Websites
    • Online Cognitive Games
    • Workbooks
    • iPad® Apps
    • Software Programs
    • Computer Brain Training Programs
    • Inexpensive Card and Board Games

Target Audience

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



Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 11


Lynne S

"excellent, functional content and practical handouts and tools to utilize"

Alicia G - Broadview Hts, Ohio

"Great information provided by knowledgeable speaker that is applicable to speech language pathologist's working with cognitive disorders."

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