Confabulation: Assessment and Intervention - OT709

Confabulation: Assessment and Intervention

by George M. Fluharty, MA, CCC-SLP and Anna Ver Hage, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN
(4.1 / 38 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Healthcare professionals often work with clients suffering from traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accidents, or dementia. These conditions are often accompanied by confabulation, which may interfere with obtaining clients’ cooperation for nursing care and rehabilitation. Recent studies suggest that some traditional approaches for reducing confabulation, such as teaching clients to double-check the accuracy of their memories, may sometimes be ineffective or even counterproductive. Healthcare providers must understand alternative approaches.


The goal of this program is to improve the understanding of speech-language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, and nurses with respect to the presentation and collaborative interventions pertaining to confabulation. After completing this continuing education course, you will be able to:
  • Define and describe at least five types of confabulation
  • Differentiate two formal and two informal measures of confabulation as well as describe strengths and limitations of these measures
  • Discuss two approaches for treating confabulation and at least one technique that is consistent with each approach
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client factors
Domain of OT: Performance skills
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and nurses.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 5/1/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/27/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/27/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Monica J - Davis, CA  ·  Feb 14, 2018
Good combination of technical information matched with practical treatment ideas.
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JANICE A - VIRGINIA BEACH, VA  ·  Feb 07, 2018
it helped to put a name to some of the behaviors I have witnessed with my own patients
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Jane S - Media, PA  ·  Jan 03, 2018
Very helpful. I had very limited knowledge of this topic prior to this course.
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Pamela K - Lino Lakes, MN  ·  Jan 01, 2018
Very interesting; I liked the intervention strategies
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Marlo W - austin, TX  ·  Nov 19, 2017
This introduced new reasons for why TBI/CVA patients respond the way they do and how to redirect them.
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Price: $19.00
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