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Seminar Detail

Cognitive-Communication Disorders: Rehabilitation Strategies for Success
Cognitive-Communication Disorders: Rehabilitation Strategies for Success


When:  Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Course Description:
Your clinical skills are tested daily in cognitive-communication rehabilitation. You see clients who are clinically more complex, and deal with ever-changing insurance regulations and increased productivity demands that leave you with minimal time for creative treatment planning. Attend this seminar and learn quick assessment tools for skilled intervention; spend half of the day focusing on treatment-specific strategies. Through class discussions, case studies and a comprehensive resource manual full of creative and functional treatment approaches, you will learn how to optimize levels of alertness and sustained attention utilizing both pharmaceutical and clinical interventions. You will also learn strategies for organization, time management, documentation, scheduling and more!
Please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify 8 examples of executive cognitive functions.
  2. Recognize the expanding role of non-verbal communication in the 21st century.
  3. Differentiate examples of reversible versus non-reversible dementia syndromes.
  4. Specify 4 examples of informal cognitive-communication assessment procedures.
  5. Reiterate clinical challenges to effective cognitive-communication rehabilitation.
  6. State 4 specific non-pharmaceutical approaches to maximizing sustained levels of alertness in a neurologically-impaired patient.
  7. Identify at least 6 new multimedia therapy activities applicable to cognitive-communication rehabilitation.
  8. Summarize currently available community-based resources for more efficient discharge planning.


Gina England has been a clinical speech pathologist in New Hampshire for over 30 years. During this time, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings across the medical continuum of care including acute care, acute inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, outpatient therapy and neurological day treatment programs. Gina's areas of interest and specialty have included cognitive rehabilitation, aphasia, motor speech, dysphagia and pediatric aquatic speech therapy. Since 2011, Gina has developed a private practice that focuses on the ongoing provision of direct clinical services and the participation in education and training workshops/ seminars across the United States.

Gina has presented at numerous state associations' annual conferences, including the New Hampshire and Vermont Brain Injury Associations and the New Hampshire Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition to her role as a public speaker, she has also been a part time clinical supervisor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of New Hampshire. She is also adjunct faculty at Granite State College and Nashua Community College, both of which are in New Hampshire.

Gina maintains a New Hampshire state license and ASHA certification in Speech Pathology. She also serves on the governing board for the New Hampshire Speech, Language and Hearing Association as the vice-president for Professional Development. Gina welcomes the opportunity to share her humorous and engaging style of presentation, which allows continuing education to be both fun and functional.


Financial: Gina England is receiving a fee for speaking at this educational activity.

Nonfinancial: : Gina England has presented at the New Hampshire and Vermont Brain Injury Associations' and the New Hampshire Multiple Sclerosis Society's annual conferences. She also serves on the governing board for the New Hampshire Speech, Language and Hearing Association. She has not received compensation as a presenter or as a member of the governing board.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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