Interprofessional Rehabilitation of People with Executive Function Impairment - SLPA2057

Interprofessional Rehabilitation of People with Executive Function Impairment

by Mary H. Purdy, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
(5.0 / 3 ratings )

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

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Executive function impairment may result from a variety of medical conditions, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, and dementia. The ability of patients to achieve goals, including rehabilitation goals, may be compromised by executive function impairment. Carrying out activities of daily living, ambulation, and even eating can be made more difficult by problems with initiation, inhibition, judgment, and other aspects of executive function. Difficulty complying with medication schedules may be one of the most serious consequences of executive function deficits. Formal and informal assessments are used by different disciplines to challenge various components of executive function, including mental flexibility, initiation, inhibition, judgment, abstract reasoning, and concrete reasoning.


The goal of this executive function impairment interprofessional continuing education course is to provide an overview of the roles and interactions among a nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and speech-language pathologist as they address the complex rehabilitation and medical needs of an older adult who has experienced neurological dysfunction. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the distinct and interactive roles of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists who work in concert to address the immediate and long-term needs of an adult patient with executive function impairment.
  • Articulate typical assessment and intervention approaches across the rehabilitation phases of treating adult patients who experience executive function impairment due to brain damage resulting from traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, or other neurological conditions.
  • Explain how the roles and functions of an interdisciplinary healthcare team complement one another, requiring interprofessional communication and coordination of services.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including speech-language pathologists, nurses, occupational therapists, and physical 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).
Mary Purdy, PhD, SLP, CCC, is a speech-language pathologist and professor at Southern Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses about neurogenic communication disorders at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and participates in regional and national conferences on aphasia.
Disclosure: Ms. Purdy has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 9/16/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/11/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/31/2022

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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Ashley K - Princeton, NJ  ·  Feb 22, 2020
Good information to help improve patient outcomes
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Andrea C - oldsmar, FL  ·  Jan 07, 2020
Great course. Really like learning about executive functioning because so many of my patients have difficulties with this are
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00