Confabulation: Assessment and Intervention - SLPA2042

Confabulation: Assessment and Intervention

by George M. Fluharty, MA, CCC-SLP and Anna Ver Hage, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, CNRN, CCRN
(4.6 / 125 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

Price: $12.00
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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

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including audiologists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.
Speech-language pathologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Remember, ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively, so it is very important that you follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs. If you have any questions, contact or 800-866-0919. Only those participants who follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs will have their course information submitted to the ASHA CE Registry.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

George M. Fluharty, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist with more than 30 years of experience treating neurogenic communication disorders. Mr. Fluharty has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that relate to this education activity.
Anna Ver Hage, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN, is a Certified Critical Care Nurse, Certified Neuroscience Nurse, and an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She currently serves as stroke nurse practitioner in the division of neurological critical care at Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, Arizona. Ms. Ver Hage has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that relate to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 5/1/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/20/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2021

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

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Kristin Marie P - Van Nuys, CA  ·  May 21, 2020
I learned about the different types of confabulation and about strategies to provide patients e.g. daily planner.
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MARIA B - Toano, VA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
The information was relevant and flowed in a coherent manner.
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Jacquelyn J - Kyle, TX  ·  Mar 12, 2020
A very concise way to summarize many different sides of confabulation
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Roya D - Round Rock, TX  ·  Feb 12, 2020
case studies and how to manage deficits
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Heidi L - Doylestown, PA  ·  Jan 27, 2020
Difficult course to take in that the assessment questions are on topics not discussed in the article.
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Price: $12.00
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