Realistic, Functional Interventions and Collaborative Services for Medically Complex Patients
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session explores the complexities SLPs must account for when treating patients
with complicated medical conditions, whose communication, cognitive, and
swallowing difficulties are multifactorial. The speaker discusses how SLPs can
get a clear understanding of the impact of each medical diagnosis – and the
interactions among them – on a patient’s functioning, and how to collaborate
with other specialists whose expertise complements SLPs’ efforts. The speaker
explores how SLPs can provide thoughtful, systematic scaffolding designed to
improve the health and function of damaged tissues/structures and physiologic
systems, develop patient independence in the skilled performance of
compensations and other behaviors that jump start recovery, and increase a
patient’s investment and participation in the process.
course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Maximizing
Outcomes for Medically Complex Patients of All Ages.”
You will be able
the importance of aligning the mechanisms of the disease process to the
mechanisms of treatment
intervention efforts systematically to address restoration of impaired health
of structures/systems, improve skilled performance, and enhance patient
investment in the rehabilitation process
online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts,
and references so you can access it from anywhere!
about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your