Therapists often find that interdisciplinary co-treatments between Physical Therapists (PT), Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) are helpful for their client. However, unless the reasons to support the co-treat are clearly documented, medical reviewers may see co-treatments as a negative factor, especially if they think this service delivery method is used to accommodate the therapists’ schedules, so therefore does not meet the person-centered needs of the client, or the rules for medical necessity.
This session will provide the evidence-based research to support why interdisciplinary treatment practices are clinically beneficial to the client, for improved clinical outcomes. For example, t significant research will be shared regarding the successful outcomes when physical activity tasks are offered simultaneously with cognitive tasks. Such Dual tasks are shown to produce greater outcomes than with single tasks, offered by a single discipline. Multiple sources of evidence will be cited to support the concept of challenging and teaching language, and cognition while performing physical tasks.
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- Definitions of Treatment Options
- Joint Guidelines by AOTA, APTA, & ASHA
- When Are Interdisciplinary Co-Treats Appropriate?
- When Are Co-Treats Not Appropriate?
- A Quick Review of Neuroanatomy
- Brain Plasticity and its Role in Motor Learning
- Neural plasticity
- Brain Changes Following Balance Training
- Learning and Memory
- Motor Impairments after CVA
- Older vs. Younger Learning
- Cognitive Activities and Neuroplasticity
- Repeated Activity Triggers Neuroplasticity
- Brain Volume Increases with Exercise
- Effect of Physical Activity on Brain Function
- Physical Activity (PA) and Cognitive Tasks
- Research: Aerobic Training
- Research: Resistive Training
- Brain Structures Affected by Physical Activity
- Why combine the disciplines for Dual Tasks?
- Evidence-Based Examples
- Dual Task Training: Improved Outcomes
- Cognitive and Balance Training
- Dance as a Complex Intervention
- Evidence-based Co-treatments
- Potential Co-Treatment Activities Between the SLP/OT and between PT/SLP
- Case Studies
- Importance of Documentation
- PT Daily Note
- SLP Daily Note
- Interdisciplinary Work for Greater Outcomes
- Final Thoughts
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on interdisciplinary treatment practices and why they clinically beneficial to the client and their clinical outcomes.
- List definitions of treatment types and the respective joint guidelines by AOTA, APTA, & ASHA.
- Identify when it is clinically appropriate for SLP and PT to co-treat.
- Identify the basic neuroanatomy associated with neuroplasticity.
- Recognize brain plasticity and its role in motor learning.
- Identify the effect of Physical Activity on brain function.
- List evidence-based examples of dual task training for improved outcomes.
- Recognize how utilizing interdisciplinary teamwork between the OT, PT and SLP disciplines may affect outcomes.
- Identify case examples of successful client outcomes resulting from SLP/PT co-treatment interventions.
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Windsor Rehab and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
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