Close The Game Closet: Evidence & Tools for a Person-Centered Approach for Treatment of Adult Neurogenic Disorders

Presented by Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP

Meet Your Instructor

  • Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP
    Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP

    Sarah is a speech-language pathologist working in Grand Rapids, MI. She’s had the opportunity to work in many settings across the continuum including acute care, acute rehab, home & community, and outpatient therapy, as well as being involved in various leadership projects. In 2016, she started the Honeycomb Speech Therapy website and blog as a way to promote person-centered and functional therapy ideas for adult rehab, with 3000+ current followers. Those who have attended her speaking events enjoy her practical approach and tips that the everyday SLP can implement for a functional therapy approach.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss how the “Person-Centered Care” approach fits in with the priorities of Healthcare
  2. Reform and list three results of this approach according to research.
  3. Describe four evidence-based language interventions that can be integrated with personally relevant stimuli to meet functional therapy goals.
  4. Describe four evidence-based cognitive interventions that can be integrated with personally relevant stimuli to meet functional therapy goals.
  5. List four categories to use as a launchpad for discovering functional needs of a patient.
  6. Recognize therapy approaches that stem from a “Medical Model philosophy” vs. a “Person-Centered Care philosophy.”

Agenda

5:00pm-5:20pm Chapter 1: What is Person-Centered Care?
5:20pm-5:30pm Chapter 2: Person-Centered Care & the Healthcare Reform
5:30pm-5:40pm Chapter 3: Discovering Functional Needs
5:40pm-6:10pm Chapter 4: Evidence-Based Language Interventions
6:10pm-6:20pm Break
6:20pm-6:50pm Chapter 5: Evidence-Based Cognitive Interventions
6:50pm-7:05pm Chapter 6: Putting It All Together
7:05pm-7:25pm Chapter 7: Case Example & Discussion
7:25pm-7:35pm Chapter 8: Therapy Makeover Practice
7:35pm-7:45pm Chapter 9: Current Challenges & Solution-Oriented Ideas
7:45pm-7:50pm Break
7:50pm-8:15pm Question & Answer