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Rob Winningham, Ph.D.

Rob Winningham Instructor Bio:
Dr. Rob Winningham has 25 years of experience researching human memory and has largely focused on older adults and ways to enhance their mental functioning and quality of life. He creates brain stimulation activities for over 10,000 retirement communities and rehabilitation facilities as a part of Dr. Rob’s Cranium Crunches on activityconnection.com and helps create cognitive stimulation video games for linkedsenior.com and other companies. Dr. Winningham has served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Divisions at Western Oregon University where he is also professor in both the Psychological Sciences and Gerontology Departments. Dr. Winningham received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Baylor University. He has trained thousands of professionals to offer high quality cognitive rehabilitation and therapy programs. In addition to publishing many peer-reviewed articles in the area of human memory, Dr. Winningham has been invited to given well over 1000 invited presentations about memory and aging at various conferences and workshops. His book, Train Your Brain: How to Maximize Memory Ability in Older Adulthood was published by Baywood Publishing and his latest book was published in 2016 and is entitled Cranium Crunches. For more information go to: www.robwinningham.com

Rob Winningham's Continuing Education Courses

Overview of Memory and Cognition Changes with Aging

Overview of Memory and Cognition Changes with Aging

Memory ability is determined by a multitude of factors, many of which are under our control. There are a number of problems that need to be addressed, including what factors can be manipulated, which interventions will be effective and… Read Morearrow_right

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Neuropsychology of Aging

Neuropsychology of Aging

How do we know what the underlying neurological causes of cognitive impairment (or unwanted behaviors) are? How do we know when a patient is capable of learning a new compensatory strategy or motor skill? In this course, we will discuss… Read Morearrow_right

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Practical Strategies for Working with Cognitively Impaired Individuals

Practical Strategies for Working with Cognitively Impaired Individuals

Many times cognitively impaired patients are unable to learn basic ideas and compensatory strategies, which impedes progress in learning new motor behaviors and reduces the ultimate efficacy of therapy. In this course, we will discuss many… Read Morearrow_right

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Cognitive Rehab Strategies: Home Exercises, Individual & Group Therapy

Cognitive Rehab Strategies: Home Exercises, Individual & Group Therapy

There is increasing evidence supporting the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation interventions and cognitive stimulation programming. In this course, we will discuss some of that evidence and then explore a wide range of materials that… Read Morearrow_right

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Responding to Unwanted Behaviors & Motivating Clients in Therapy

Responding to Unwanted Behaviors & Motivating Clients in Therapy

Motivation is possibly the best predictor of therapeutic success among older adults with or without cognitive impairment. However, most therapists and practitioners have very little training in the psychology of motivation and how to maximize… Read Morearrow_right

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