Neurology UE - Occupational Therapist

Neurology UE 116

Aging, Dementia and Disorders of Cognition


3.0

  •  Define the basic terminology and discuss the prevalence of cognitive disturbances seen in older persons.
  • Describe normative changes in brain function with normal aging and their relevance to the diagnoses of delirium and dementias.
  • Discuss how symptoms are altered with normal aging for an individual.
  •  Describe normal sensory changes with aging and how they alter a person’s overall ability to adapt to stress.
  • Describe how, and for what type of patient, to use the Mini-Mental State Examination as a part of the physical or occupational therapy examination.
  • Describe common sensory changes with dementia and implications for adapting PT or OT evaluation and intervention.
  • Discuss common changes in learning styles with aging and implications for adaptingPT or OTintervention to enhance patients’ ability to perform at their highest functional level.
  • Describe how environmental design and ergonomics can enhance patient performance in activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.
  • Describe a strategy to evaluate a patient’s emotional capacity to participate in a learning task and its clinical relevance to both OT and PT outcomes.
  • Describe criteria for delirium and reversible dementia and sample strategies for modifying evaluation and treatment procedures.
  • Discuss symptoms and disease progression in irreversible dementia.
  • Discuss the therapist’s role on the treatment team in educating key caregivers and support personnel and sample training strategies.
  • Discuss treatment skills that are helpful in working with persons who have irreversible dementia.
  • Describe research activities and new findings that affect physical evaluation and treatment of the patient with dementia or delirium.


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 115

Movement Dysfunction Associated with Hemiplegia


4.0

  •  Identify the various types of neurovascular disease.
  •  Identify the atypical patterns of movement in clients with residual hemiplegia.
  •  Identify significant primary and secondary body systemimpairments that interfere with functional movement patterns and limit ability to participate.
  • Describe a reeducation intervention strategy for improving functional movement in clients who have had a stroke.

     



Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 114

Interventions for Clients with Movement Limitations


5.0

  • Appreciate the complexity of motor responses, and discuss methods used to influence body systems and their effects on functional behaviors.
  • Outline the differences in recovery related to healing, compensation, substitution, habituation, and adaptation.
  • Analyze the similarities and differences among impairment training of specific body systems, functional training, augmented feedback training, and learning-based sensorimotor retraining.
  • Select appropriate intervention strategies to optimize desired outcomes.
  •  Analyze variables that may both positively and negatively affect complex motor responses and a patient’s ability to participate in functional activities.
  •  Identify procedures and sequences required to attain the most successful therapeutic outcome that best meets the needs and goals of the client and the family.
  • Consider the contribution of the client, the client’s support systems, research evidence,neurophysiology, and the best practice standards available to optimize outcomes.


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 113

Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System


4.0

  •  Describe the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Describe the diff erences between familial and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Describe the role of the occupational therapist for a client with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Describe the three subtypes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Identify the symptoms and incidence of Alzheimer's disease
  • Describe the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Describe the overall model of medical management of Alzheimer ’ s disease used by primary care providers and other health professionals
  • Describe an approach to evaluation used by occupational therapists
  • Identify stages of disease progression and general methods of treatment interventions associated with stages of dementia
  • Describe the course and stages of Huntington’s disease
  • Identify current research regarding the etiology of the disease
  • Describe the medical management of Huntington’s disease
  • Describe the purpose of occupational therapy for a client with Huntington's disease
  • Describe the three typical forms of multiple sclerosis
  • Describe current research regarding the etiology of the disease
  • Describe the symptoms of multiple sclerosis
  • Describe complications that may occur as a result of the disease
  • Describe the role of the occupational therapist for a person with multiple sclerosis
  • Describe the course and stages of Parkinson’s disease
  • Identify current research on the etiology of the disease
  • Describe the medical management of Parkinson’s disease
  • Describe the role of the occupational therapist for a client with Parkinson’s disease


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 112

Traditional Sensorimotor Approach to Intervention


3.0

  • Trace the flow of information in the central and peripheral nervous systems that leads to purposeful movement
  • Define the sensorimotor system, its locus in the brain, and its function during motor performance
  • List the structures that constitute the higher, middle, and lower levels of the central nervous system components for movement
  • Name the four traditional sensorimotor approaches to intervention and the theorist responsible for each
  • Name the two models of motor control that form the basis for the sensorimotor approaches to treatment
  • Briefly describe each of the four traditional sensorimotor approaches to intervention; compare and contrast their similarities and their differences
  • Define proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and how this approach facilitates adaptive responses that are performed in daily occupations
  • Outline and describe the principles of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and how to apply them to enhance client performance
  • Describe the influence of sensory input on motor learning
  • Use the proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation evaluation to determine factors limiting clients ’ participation in their occupation
  • Identify theoretic foundations of neurodevelopmental treatment, as well as current principles of evaluation and intervention
  • Identify management strategies associated with neurodevelopmental treatment intervention and treatment techniques
  • Integrate neurodevelopmental treatment within an occupation-centered and client-centered approach to evaluation and intervention
  • Discuss the relationship between evidence-based practice and neurodevelopmental treatment, and discuss types of evidence available to support the use of neurodevelopmental treatment in occupational therapy


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 111

Other Neurologic Disorders


3.0

  • Describe the incidence, etiology, and clinical manifestations of Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and postpolio syndrome
  • Examine the typical medical and surgical management of persons with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and postpolio syndrome
  • Identify specific treatment interventions relative to the stage/degree of progression and level of impairment or functional limitations of persons with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and postpolio syndrome
  • Discuss strategies for patient and family education to address functional limitations of individuals with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and postpolio syndrome


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 110

Traumatic Brain Injury


3.0

  • Identify causes and mechanisms of TBI
  • List secondary complications associated with TBI
  • Explain specific treatment interventions to facilitate functional movement
  • Discuss strategies that will improve cognitive deficits


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 109

Cerebrovascular Accidents


6.0

  • Describethe etiology and clinical manifestations of stroke
  • Identify common complications seen in patients who have sustained CVAs
  • Explain the role of the therapy assistant in the treatment of patients with stroke
  • Describe appropriate treatment interventions for patients who have experienced strokes
  • Recognize the importance of functional training for patients who have had strokes


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 108

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation


4.0

  • State the philosophy of PDF
  • List the PNF patterns for the extremities and trunk
  • Describe applications of extremity and trunk patterns in neurorehabilitation
  • Explain the use of PNF patterns and techniques within postures of the developmental sequence
  • Identify which PNF techniques are most appropriate to promote the different stages of motor control
  • Describe the rationale for using the PNF approach in neurorehabilitation
  • Discuss the motor learning strategies used in PNF


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 107

Genetic Disorders


4.0

  • Describe different modes of genetic transmission
  • Discuss the incidence, etiology, and clinical manifestations of specific genetic disorders
  • Outline and describe the medical and surgical management of children with genetic disorders
  • Articulate the role of the therapy assistant in the management of children with genetic disorders
  • Identify appropriate therapy interventions used with children with genetic disorders
  • Recognize the importance of functional training throughout the life span of a child with a genetic disorder


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 106

Myelomeningocele


3.0

  • Examine the incidence, etiology, and clinical manifestations of myelomeningocele
  • Describe common complications seen in children with myelomeningocele
  • Differentiate the medical and surgical management of children with myelomeningocele
  • Articulate the role of the therapist assistant in the treatment of children with myelomeningocele
  • Explain appropriate interventions for children with myelomeningocele
  • Recognize the importance of functional training throughout the life span of a child with myelomeningocele


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 105

Cerebral Palsy


3.0

  • Describe and outline the incidence, etiology, and classification of cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Describe the clinical manifestations and associated deficits seen in children with CP throughout the life span
  • Explain the physical therapy management of children with CP throughout the life span
  • Discuss the medical and surgical management of children with CP
  • Articulate the role of the physical therapist assistant in the treatment of children with CP
  • Recognize the importance of functional training throughout the life span of a child with CP


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 104

Positioning and Handling to Foster Motor Function


4.0

  • Examine and describe the importance of using positioning and handling as interventions when treating children with neurologic deficits
  • Describe the use of positioning and handling as interventions to improve function in children with neurologic deficits
  • List handling tips that can be used when treating children with neurologic deficits
  • Explain transitional movements used in treating children with neurologic deficits
  • Identify the goals for use of adaptive equipment with children who have neurologic deficits


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 103

Motor Development


3.0

  • Define the life span concept of development
  • Compare and contrast the relationship of cognition and motivation to motor development
  • Identify important motor accomplishments of the first 3 years of life
  • Describe the acquisition and refinement of fundamental movement patterns during childhood
  • Explain age-related changes in functional movement patterns across the life span
  • Differentiate how age-related systems changes affect posture, balance, and gait in older adults


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 102

Motor Control and Learning


2.0

  • Define motor control and motor learning
  • Outline and examine the relationship among motor control, motor learning, and motor development
  • Distinguish between the hierarchic and systems models of motor control
  • Explain the development of postural control and balance
  • Describe the role of experience and feedback in motor control and motor learning
  • Relate motor control and motor learning theories to therapeutic intervention


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neurology UE 101

Neuroanatomy


2.0

  • Differentiate between the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Identify significant structures within the nervous system
  • List and describe 5 primary functions of structures within the nervous system
  • Describe the vascular supply to the brain
  • Discuss components of the cervical, brachial, and lumbosacral plexuses


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Neuroanatomy Review Related to Upper Extremity Function

Neuroanatomy of the UE


3.0

  • Locate major divisions and structures of the CNS
  • Name functions of CNS structures, and their integration with other structures
  • Identify effects of CNS dysfunction on upper extremity function, behavior and occupational performance

Sue Ordinetz, MEd, MS, OT

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$57.00 USD