Stroke Recovery Strategies

Anysia Ensslen-Boggs, Ed.D., M.S., CCC-SLP

Stroke Recovery Strategies

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This course is part of Summit's Stroke Certification Series.

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Course Highlights

  • Confidently complete functional screenings and assessments using the most appropriate tools
  • Apply neuroplasticity techniques to meet cognitive needs and focus treatment to improve communication and overall safety
  • Utilize the patient's strengths to facilitate safe and independent completion of ADLs
  • Develop a plan of care based on the patient's skill level to help prevent functional decline by choosing transdisciplinary treatment objectives
  • Practical and effective tips to plan for a patient's discharge; improving compliance, patient/caregiver education and awareness of the impact of cognitivedeficits

Additional Info

Stroke causes a profound impact on both patients andtheir families, and drastically changes all aspects of life. An acute onset of cognitive deficits as a result of a stroke may have a permanent effect on all activities carried out during a patient's daily life. These deficits include difficulties with attention, orientation, short-term memory, thought organization, reasoning, functional problem solving, and executive functions. Often, the patient has limited or no awareness of these deficits and the associated complications. Therefore, it is crucial for rehab professionals to be able to recognize these deficits, and to understand how they affect overall function, completion of ADL's, and discharge plans.

This relevant course will provide you with evidence- based knowledge related to cognitive deficits and theirimpact on patient recovery after stroke. Participants will learn how to apply principles of experience-dependent neuroplasticity when selecting and implementing treatment objectives, which will help your patients to maintain and improve their functional cognition across disciplines. This course will increase your ability to apply patient-focused interventions to promote more independent completion ofADL's. Participants will also learn about proper documentation of patient goals and outcomes to optimizereimbursement for skilled services.

[ASHA:Intermediate level, Professional Area]
  1. Identify various etiologies of cognitive deficits as they relate to the neuroanatomy of strokes.
  2. Define principles of experience-dependent neuroplasticity and its impact on rehabilitation.
  3. Select appropriate screenings and assessments to informally and formally evaluate cognitive deficits.
  4. Explain how various cognitive impairments impact the patient's ability to meet transdisciplinary treatment objectives.
  5. Implement treatment techniques for orientation, short-term memory, safety awareness, and executive functioning forfunctional improvement of ADL's across all therapy disciplines.
  6. Compose measurable goals that allow for documentation of patient outcomes.
  1. The Current Landscape of Cognitive Deficits
    1. Stroke as etiology
    2. Neuroanatomy
    3. Orientation and awareness
    4. Attention
    5. Memory
    6. High-level cognitive deficits associated with right CVA
  2. Assessment of Cognitive Deficits Following Stroke
    1. SLUMS
    2. MoCA
    3. Other standardized assessments and screening tools
    4. Criterion-referenced assessments
    5. Setting functional treatment objectives
  3. Leveraging Neuroplasticity for Stroke Recovery
    1. What is neuroplasticity?
    2. 10 principles of experience-dependent neuroplasticity
    3. Neuroplasticity and evidence-based practice
    4. Application to levels of assistance and cueing hierarchy
  4. Intervention Strategies to Improve ADLs
    1. Treatment techniques for improving functional cognition
    2. Utilizing neuroplasticity to achieve functional treatment objectives
    3. Improving completion of ADLs by improving cognition
    4. Executive functioning and application to patient safety and independence
    5. Examples of cognitive interventions
  5. Effectively Communicating Across a Multidisciplinary Team
    1. Targeting cognitive goals in PT and OT
    2. Co-treating/interdisciplinary treatment plans
    3. Family/caregiver/staff education
    4. Discharge plans: Is this patient safe at home?
  6. Accurate Documentation Tips and Tricks
    1. Goal-writing
    2. Patient outcomes
    3. Justifying medical necessity
    4. ICD-10 and Medicare guidelines
  7. Case Studies
    1. Review of case studies in small interdisciplinary groups
    2. Application of knowledge
    3. Discussion
    4. Case Study

Anysia Ensslen-Boggs, Ed.D., M.S., CCC-SLP, is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with extensive experience in a variety of clinical settings, including acute care, outpatient, inpatient rehab, home care, skilled nursing, and the public-school setting. In all these settings she has had the opportunity to serve as a graduate student supervisor, and a clinical fellowship year supervisor. In addition, she has significant experience working with adults with strokes in an outpatient work and community re-entry program. She is currently employed part-time at a skilled nursing facility in central Pennsylvania. Primarily, she is employed by a public-school system in northern Maryland where she manages a school-age caseload, serves as a graduate student supervisor, and provides continuing education. Dr. Ensslen-Boggs has also served as an adjunct professor for Western Kentucky University, and as an instructor for Project IMPRESS (school-based SLP graduate program) at Bloomsburg University. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Her dissertation research focused on the clinical training and supervision of speech-language pathology graduate students. Dr. Ensslen-Boggs' SNF caseload consists primarily of geriatric patients with cognitivelinguistic deficits.

DISCLOSURES

FINANCIAL: Anysia Ensslen-Boggs is compensated by Summit as an instructor. She is employed by Luther Acres as a PRN SLP, and by Harford County Public Schools in Maryland where she manages a school-age caseload, serves as a graduate student supervisor, and provides continuing education.

NONFINANCIAL: Anysia Ensslen-Boggs has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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