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Functional Cognitive Rehab

For Adults with Brain Injury, Stroke or Dementia: A Functional Approach


ASHA approved functional cognitive rehab servies

If you could use some new ideas, then this fun and active seminar is perfect for you. This program presents over 100 functional interventions, strategies and adult-appropriate therapy apps for patients needing language and cognitive re-training in the areas of stroke, brain injury, dementia and other neurological impairments.

(This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs,  Intermediate level, Professional area)

Cognitive Rehab Course Details


Course Cost:
EARLY BIRD – $199**
STANDARD RATE – $219
** 30 days prior to course

Option 1: On Location

Option 2: Online Webinar
Webinar format is WebEx. You will receive your book and an email with more information a week prior to course.

Current Course Dates:
* October 15, 2020
* Receive 25% off of total price when enrolling in more than one course or registering as a group of 3 or more. Must register together.

Seminar Schedule:

8:00am Registration
8:30am Course Begins
12:00-1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
4:00pm Conclusion

What to Expect from Your Cognitive Rehab Course


This is a high energy course that will inspire new programming regardless of years of experience.

Functional Cognitive Therapy is More Purposeful
  • Patients, family and team members will see the validity in your program choices.
  • Learn how team members can work together through “functional themes” when co-treating is not allowed.
  • It can be difficult finding purposeful activities for older patients who don’t have hobbies or household responsibilities. This course is the solution for this problem.

Multiple strategies will be presented that can be customized for every patient’s plan. If you work with impacted patients or patients with higher executive functioning skills, this course will position you to work with them and their families more effectively.

Functional Cognitive Therapy is More Purposeful
Program Highlights
  • Small demonstration of adult appropriate therapy apps.
  • Building cooperative programming across disciplines using “functional themes”.
  • Functional screening techniques that determine how much support a client needs to follow through on goal-directed tasks
  • Therapy planning where you will create and take nearly 100 activities and strategies for basic skill and higher level clients including clients with limited hobbies, household or life responsibilities.
Learning Outcomes
  • List several evidenced-based, functional, impacted and higher level activities
  • Define 100 or more strategies or therapy applications.
  • List several apps to improve speech, language, swallowing and cognition.
  • Apply techniques for facilitating insight and awareness into deficits.
  • Patients, family and team members will see the validity in your program choices.
  • Learn how team members can work together through “functional themes” when co-treating is not allowed.
  • It can be difficult finding purposeful activities for older patients who don’t have hobbies or household responsibilities. This course is the solution for this problem.

Multiple strategies will be presented that can be customized for every patient’s plan. If you work with impacted patients or patients with higher executive functioning skills, this course will position you to work with them and their family more effectively.

  • Small demonstration of adult appropriate therapy apps.
  • Building cooperative programming across disciplines using “functional themes”.
  • Functional screening techniques that determine how much support a client needs to follow through on goal-directed tasks
  • Therapy planning where you will create and take nearly 100 activities and strategies for basic skill and higher level clients including clients with limited hobbies, household or life responsibilities.
  • List several evidenced-based, functional, impacted and higher level activities
  • Define 100 or more strategies or therapy applications.
  • List several apps to improve speech, language, swallowing and cognition.
  • Apply techniques for facilitating insight and awareness into deficits.
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Detailed Agenda & Information About Your Presenter

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 Functional therapy is evidence based
8:45-9:45 Basic Skill Programs
Real life activities for lower language/cognitive levels
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-10:45 Clinical Practicum: “Make and Take” programs for basic skill clients
10:45-11:15 Demonstration of functional reading and writing activities
11:15-11:45 FAST: Functional Adult Screening Tools. Informal measures to determine how much support is needed to complete goal directed tasks
11:45-12:00 Case Study: TBI and basic skill functional therapy across a therapy team
12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:00 Presenting appropriate adult apps for language, cognition, speech, and more.
2:00-2:30 Facilitating insight and awareness of deficits
2:30-2:50 Clinical Practicum: Strategy Training Boot Camp for clients and family
2:50-3:00 Break
3:00-3:45 Executive Functioning Program Development Activities that facilitate transition into the home, community, school and job
3:45-4:00 Case Study: Temporal meningitis and functional advanced programs
4:00 Adjourn

About Elizabeth

ASHA approved cognitive rehab with Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth Peterson has been a speech-language pathologist for over 20 years. She began her career at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Downey, California, one of the nation’s top 10 rated facilities for rehabilitation. While at Rancho, Ms. Peterson was able to gain concentrated skills by being a member of the traumatic brain injury team. She then transferred to the stoke team, and finally left the facility after gaining further experience by working with the neuro team.

Being on specialized teams positioned her to truly understand these complicated cases. She began publishing while at Rancho and co-authored her first published book, Functional Learning for the Home and Community. Since then, Ms. Peterson has published a variety of works, all with a functional philosophy. Currently, Elizabeth has a full time private practice in Denver, Colorado where she works on neurological cases with children and adults.

Intended for: Speech-language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists
Financial Disclosure Statement: Elizabeth Peterson is the owner of Speech and Voice Enterprises. She also has published books available for purchase and receives royalty from them.
Non-Financial Disclosure Statement: She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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