Using IM in Skilled Nursing Facilities Self-Study    

APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINES:

  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Speech and Language Pathology Asst
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Asst
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Educator
  • Licensed Medical, Rehabilitation or Mental Health Professional
  • Music Therapist
   

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Course Description
Demand for nursing home and other health-care services for the elderly will increase significantly as the baby-boomers age. At current usage rates, there will be approximately 3 million residents in nursing homes by the year 2030. This is roughly double the current number of nursing home residents. Interactive Metronome (IM) is rapidly becoming a standard of care & valuable treatment tool in the skilled nursing environment, capitalizing upon the critical role mental timing plays in the rehabilitation of communication/language, ability to perform ADLs, functional mobility, and safety awareness/judgment. This course is designed to teach the clinician to accurately identify candidates for IM and to develop appropriate treatment plans that take into consideration the medical conditions and functional needs of skilled nursing residents.
 
Instructor(s) - One of the following:
 

Dara Coburn, MS, CCC-SLP received her undergraduate and masters degree from the University of Central Arkansas and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dara is the National Program Champion for Interactive Metronome within the HealthSouth Corporation. She also serves as Interactive Metronome’s Clinical Support contact person for Life Care Centers of America. With expertise and experience in the field of neurological disorders, Dara was able to accept this new treatment tool and has been able to successfully integrate it into her practice by modifying it to individually meet her patient's needs.

 
Course Objectives:

Target Audience:
This webinar welcomes the following professionals who have completed the Interactive Metronome Certification Course.

  1. Speech and Language Pathologist
  2. Speech and Language Pathology Asst
  3. Occupational Therapist
  4. Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
  5. Physical Therapist
  6. Physical Therapy Asst
  7. Athletic Trainer
  8. Licensed Medical, Rehabilitation or Mental Health Professional
  9. Music Therapist
*You must have completed the Interactive Metronome Certification course prior to attending this course.

Instructional Level:
Advanced

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

  1. Accurately select patients in the skilled nursing facility who may benefit from incorporating timing & rhythm into treatment of communicative, cognitive, and motor skills in order to achieve optimal & efficient treatment outcomes;
  2. Create appropriate treatment plans for skilled nursing patients when using Interactive Metronome in order to improve functional level of independence;
  3. Develop functional and measurable short and long term treatment goals for skilled nursing patients who are receiving IM as part of their rehabilitation plan.
*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. COTAs must practice IM under the supervision of an OT.

Specific Learning Outcomes for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists:

  1. Accurately select patients in the skilled nursing facility who may benefit from incorporating timing & rhythm into treatment for communication skills;
  2. Create appropriate treatment plans for skilled nursing patients when using Interactive Metronome in order to improve functional communication skills;
  3. Develop functional and measurable short and long term treatment goals for skilled nursing patients who are receiving IM as part of their rehabilitation plan.
*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. SLPA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed SLP.

 
Disclosure

The Interactive Metronome, Inc. has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as the Interactive Metronome®. (U.S. Patents #4,919,030; #5,529,498; #5,743,744; #6,719,690; other U.S. and foreign patents pending) Interactive Metronome, Inc. is the sole source of the following products: Interactive Metronome® , Gait Mate® and IM Home®. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.

CEU's
Course Meets Requirements for:
  • 0.00 Contact Hours OT/COTA (AOTA) = 0.00 CEUs
PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board. Check your state for eligibility.
 
Interactive Metronome is an AOTA Approved Provider (#4683). This Advanced course is offered for contact hours/0.00 CEUs(Classification Codes - Domain of OT; OT Process: Intervention). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA..