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Update on Neuroscience Applications to Treatment of Cognitive Disorders

presented by Martha Burns

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Financial: Martha Burns receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. Publications by Martha Burns are referenced in this course.

Non-Financial: Martha Burns has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course will review the current neuroscience on cognitive and communication disorders associated with traumatic head injury and early stage dementias. The course will stress clinical aspects of patient management. The focus of the second section will be a review and demonstration of cognitive assessments available for use by SLP's and other allied health professionals. The course will conclude with an overview of evidence-based interventions for attention, memory and executive function.

Meet Your Instructor

Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Dr. Martha S. Burns has been a practicing speech language pathologist in the Chicago area for over 40 years. She serves on the Faculty of Northwestern University, department of communication sciences and disorders, and has been a consultant to The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for 35 years. Dr. Burns is a Fellow of the American…

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1. Neuroscience Update

Recognize and discuss network theory, fiber tract organization and connectomes. Describe modular organization of inferior frontal gyrus and posterior superior temporal lobe. Describe connectomes and potential treatment applications

2. Assessment and "How" of Treatment Overview

Utilize basic cognitive assessments for adults with TBI, stroke and early dementia. Describe neuromodulators associated with recovery. Utilize treatment techniques that upregulate and enhance neuroplastic brain changes.

3. Treatment Review of Evidence Based Interventions

Utilize treatment interventions for attention. Utilize treatment interventions for memory. Utilize treatment interventions for executive function.

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