Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit draft description:
What Professionals Need to Know
to Help Their Clients Conquer Stroke and Disabilities
a presentation by Paul E. Berger & Stephanie Mensh
Target audience: Therapists and other medical and health care providers, vocational counselors, and students who work with persons who have disabilities, especially associated with stroke.
Description: This presentation provides a unique perspective on short term and long term rehabilitation therapy, community reintegration, and return to work following a stroke, from the patient and family's point of view. Be inspired while you learn practical tips from a husband and wife team who have spent more than 19 years on the front lines.
Objectives: Participants will gain an understanding of: (1) the importance of setting short term and long term rehabilitation therapy goals based on outcomes, especially the importance of ambulation; (2) the impact of insurance limitations; (3) maximizing the effectiveness of the families/caregivers; (4) generating motivation to succeed; (5) considerations for successful return to work; and (6) the importance of a balanced lifestyle. Participants are encouraged to ask questions that they might not feel comfortable asking their own patients.
Speakers: Paul E. Berger is a stroke survivor, winner of the 1999 Award for Individual Achievement from the National Council on Communication Disorders, and author of the nationally-acclaimed book, How to Conquer the World With One Hand...And an Attitude, detailing 15 years of stroke recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration. Stephanie Mensh is Paul's wife and co-author, an expert in Medicare reimbursement, and advocate for persons with disabilities. Their book is recommended reading by a growing number of university speech and occupational therapy programs
Duration: The program generally runs 45 minutes plus 15 minutes for discussion and questions; however, it can be tailored to individual program needs.
Copyright (c) Paul E. Berger & Stephanie Mensh