Executive Function in Adult Stroke Survivors
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.
Level of Instruction: Introduction
- 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.
- What is executive function and why does it matter?
- Assessment of executive function
- Treatment strategies to address executive dysfunction
- Q/A and Adjourn
- Angela Reimer, MOT, OTR/L, CBIST
Angela Reimer, MOT, OTR/L, CBIST received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy, both from The University of Findlay (and, in a prior life, she was an Athletic Trainer, working mostly with small college football teams). She boasts over 16 years of clinical experiences with geriatric and neurologically impaired populations, including serving as a regional manager and educator for several rehabilitation organizations. Additionally Ms. Reimer is a member of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association, and The American Occupational Therapy Association, and is a member of several regional and national practice committees such as the AOTA’s national credentialing committee. Ms. Reimer has presented courses across North America on kinesiology taping and stroke rehabilitation, including a “standing room only” executive function course for stroke practitioners at the AOTA conference, and has lectured extensively for PT and OT programs across the Midwestern United States.
Contact Hours: 1.5