he said? she said? disorders of communication, speech & language
Contact Hours: Contact hours are no longer offered for this course.
Pricing & Licensure
Single UNIT License: $395
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Rehab Nursing Series Course 13
Focus: Understanding Communication Deficits and Promoting Functional Communication
This course reviews the complexity of communicating with each other, provides a primer for the review of pathophysiology, and demonstrates the need for consistent and effective intervention by all team members to improve functional communication.
Chapter 1 Overview
Loss of communication abilities is one of the most challenging and impactful disabilities our patients face.
Chapter 2 Assessing for Communication Disorders
A patient's safety is dependent on her ability to communicate.
Chapter 3 Communication Disorders Primer
Has it been a while since you looked at the features of the various communication disorders common to rehabilitation settings? This primer walks you through aphasia, apraxia, and dysarthria, emphasizing the characteristics and interventions most common for each type of problem.
Chapter 4 Improving Functional Communication
Functional communication skills in persons with aphasia or other communication impairments do not improve with just one or two hours of therapy per day. They require many opportunities for practice and repetition, in many different settings, with many different partners.
The frequent and intimate contact that nursing caregivers have with the patient while performing routine care allows ample opportunity for practice and assessment of the patient’s use of the identified communication support strategies and efforts at communication in natural patterns and circumstances (context) where he might perform better. This chapter provides strategies to support consistent interdisciplinary care.
Chapter 5 Posttest
As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to pass the posttest with a score of 80% or better, demonstrating knowledge of:
Contact hours no longer will be provided for this course after October 1, 2019.If you would like to provide contact hours for this course at your site, contact us at email@example.com for the details of the Mergener formula.