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Walter Reed’s Kate Sullivan on How to Set Up a Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter to Enhance Cog­ni­tive Retrain­ing and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion

Kate Sul­li­van will run an edu­ca­tion­al work­shop on  How to Set Up a Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter to Enhance Cog­ni­tive Retrain­ing and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion, at the upcom­ing 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (June 7–14th, 2012).

Descrip­tion: Learn the nuts and bolts of open­ing a rehab-ori­ent­ed “brain fit­ness cen­ter”, includ­ing staffing, mea­sure­ment of behavioral/ cog­ni­tive out­comes, selec­tion and roll­out of inter­ven­tions, and inte­gra­tion of cen­ter-based with home-based use. Learn the obsta­cles and tips for repli­cat­ing such a cen­ter in a satel­lite loca­tion.

  1. Par­tic­i­pants will gain insight into con­cep­tu­al­iz­ing their own com­put­er-based reha­bil­i­ta­tive envi­ron­ment as an educational/library expe­ri­ence, a gym, a clin­i­cal tool, or a research project.
  2. Par­tic­i­pants will learn about the essen­tial resources need­ed to launch a “brain fit­ness cen­ter”, from iden­ti­fy­ing an appro­pri­ate patient pop­u­la­tion to pro­gram mar­ket­ing.
  3. Par­tic­i­pants will deter­mine how to set clin­i­cal expec­ta­tions by deter­min­ing if the goal of your Cen­ter is to enhance nor­mal cog­ni­tion, main­tain or slow down decline or reme­di­ate impaired cog­ni­tion.
  4. Par­tic­i­pants will be able to deter­mine appro­pri­ate inter­ven­tion tools based on the pop­u­la­tion served, staff avail­abil­i­ty, patient par­tic­i­pa­tion and patient moti­va­tion.
  5. Par­tic­i­pants will receive an overview of the Wal­ter Reed Nation­al Mil­i­tary Med­ical Center’s Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter to include research and lessons learned.

Kate Sul­li­van, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS, is the Direc­tor of the Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter, Wal­ter Reed Nation­al Mil­i­tary Med­ical Cen­ter. She com­pleted her under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate degrees in Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sci­ences and Dis­or­ders at James Madi­son Uni­ver­sity. She has been a speech-lan­guage pathol­o­gist at Wal­ter Reed Army Med­ical Cen­ter for 10 years where she recent­ly helped launch the Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter (BFC), locat­ed in the WRAMC’s Mil­i­tary Advanced Train­ing Cen­ter, to com­ple­ment tra­di­tional care approach­es.

–> To Learn More about the 2012 Sum­mit and to Reg­is­ter: click on 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Opti­miz­ing Health through Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, Inno­va­tion and Data (June 7–14th).

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