4 Contact Hours

Description: This course teaches how to manage memory deficits following a stroke, head injury, or other neurological disorder. An overview of memory deficits is provided in addition to a review of assessment tools and therapeutic interventions. This entry-level to intermediate level course is appropriate for occupational therapists and assistants.

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Contact Hours: 4

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Cognitive and Perceptual Rehabilitation: Optimizing Function (2009)" written by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, - Copyright 2009 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

1. Define and discuss the various types of memory impairments.
2. Understand how everyday living is affected if various memory impairments are present.
3. Be able to use at least three standardized assessments related to memory loss.
4. Implement at least five intervention strategies focused on decreasing activity imitations and participation restrictions for those living with memory loss.


Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Managing Memory Deficits to Optimize Function

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3. Coursework - Managing Memory Deficits to Optimize Function

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4. Course Final and Survey - Managing Memory Deficits to Optimize Function