z Z7/13-7/14 Stroke Rehabilitation: Knowledge, Balance and Skill: Foundations for Optimizing Care

$ 650.00

SOLD OUT! Please contact Academy@sralab.org to be added to waitlist.

Thursday July 13, 2017 7:30 AM to Friday, July 14, at 3:45 PM (CST)

NEW VENUE! This course will run at our new research hospital:

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 
355 E. Erie Street - 10th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Click Here to Download the Course Brochure

Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physicians (not offering CME)

Course Description: This blended course will focus on the knowledge, balance and skill of both the rehabilitation professional and patients with stroke, highlighting the latest research and clinical advances that impact treatment. The keynote speaker will present a prediction model for motor recovery of the upper extremity. Lectures and workshops will address executive function issues, new medical treatments in acute stage of stroke, pusher syndrome, vestibular issues, visual problems, dysphagia, engaging patients in treatment and delivering difficult messages to patients/families.

 Lab Options: You will attend 4 labs as part of this course. Note that these labs fill up on a first come, first served basis. Download course brochure with agenda to see the lab schedule.

First set (Choose 2):

  1. Assessment and Treatment of Visual Problems Michael Zost, OD, FCOVD, FAAO and   Kelsey Watters, OTR/L
  2. Assessment, Monitoring and Management of Pusher’s Syndrome: Holly Paczan, PT, NCS
  3. Going Beyond the Basics: Tools for Bedside Swallow Assessments as Predictors of Dysphagia: Valerie Blouch, MA, CCC-SLP and Jill Halen, MA, CCC-SLP

Second set (Choose 2):

  1. Vestibular Screening and Rehabilitation Strategies in Stroke Patients: Holly Paczan, PT, NC and Katie Kestner, DPT
  2. Partnering with Patients to Promote Engagement and Carryover: Maureen Gecht-Silver, OTD, MPH
  3. Delivering Hard Messages: Catherine Stinear, PhD,Katrina Humphreys and Mary Ann McMorrow, PsyD, ABPP


Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to predict the recovery of both impairment and function of the upper limb for individual patients and use these predictions to guide rehabilitation planning
  • Discuss executive functions (including social behavior) and patterns of executive function 
  • Discuss the role of endovascular treatments in acute ischemic stroke management
  • Demonstrate beginning skills in facilitating patient generated short term goal (s) and patient-therapist collaborative information exchange
  • Discuss how to integrate evidence based research with what we know about pusher syndrome
  • Identify red flags for possible vestibular involvement in patients with stroke and use a vestibular screening tool
  • Discuss evaluation and treatment interventions for stroke patients with vision problems
  • Discuss potentially negative clinical information with patients and families in ways that are clear, empathetic, and effective.
  • Describe ways to detect risk for aspiration according to current bedside assessments.
  • Summarize the challenges and positive and negative experiences of caregiving

Successful Completion: This course includes two hours of online, self-study activities that set the stage for the lectures, panels, and workshops in the live portion of the course. You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the online materials, about 6 weeks prior to the live course. To successfully complete the course and receive CEUs, learners will complete the self-study activities, attend the two-day program at SRALab, and complete the course evaluation.


Physical Therapy

This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 15.00 Contact Hours (2.0 Hours Self-Study, 13.0 Live). Approval #216-000069

Occupational Therapy

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 15.0 CEUs or 13 contact hours + 2.0 Self-study hours for a total of 15 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category Level: OT Process

Speech-Language Pathology

This course is offered for 1.5 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).



Rooms have been reserved at the Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile, 201 East Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois 60611 

The Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile is located 8 blocks from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Please contact their reservations department at (312) 943-9800 or (800) 331-3131 and ask for the RIC 23rd Annual Stroke course room block or make your reservations using this online link Book your group rate for the RIC Annual Stroke Course . The corporate room rate is $192.00 for the Studio with 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed (single or double occupancy) and $212.00 for the 1 bedroom 2 room suite with 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed with a separate bedroom plus the *17.4% tax.  Parking at the Residence Inn is *$60.16.  The Residence Inn provides a complimentary breakfast to their guests each morning of their stay. The corporate room rate will be available until June 21, 2017 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

 *The rates for parking and taxes are subject to change without advanced notice.

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