Spaced Retrieval Training: A Cognitive Strategy for Allied Health

Description: Patients that exhibit memory impairment can be challenging, especially when rehabilitation professionals are trying to teach them something new. This webinar focuses on spaced retrieval training as a key strategy that can be used to support carryover of information and techniques in PT, OT and SLP (e.g. safe transfer sequence, dressing training, compensatory swallowing strategies.) Spaced retrieval can be used with a variety of populations including stroke, traumatic brain injury and dementia.

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

  • Identify different areas in the brain responsible for memory
  • Discuss the different types of memory
  • Define space retrieval and error-less learning
  • Outline the use of spaced retrieval training in a variety of settings and in different patient populations

Instructor: Anne Marie Doyle, M.A., CCC-SLP, Lab Therapist Cognition, Think and Speak Lab, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

    Continuing Education Credits

    Physical Therapy 

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.0 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

    Occupational Therapy 

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1: Domain of OT

    Speech-Language Pathology


     This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)


    Financial -  Receives honorarium for teaching from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    Non-Financial -  No relevant non-financial relationship exists

    Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

    PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome
    MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari
    Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

    Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.



    Online Learning Occupational Therapists OTA and PTA Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists