presented by Karen L. McCulloch
Financial: Karen McCulloch receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Karen McCulloch has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Karen L. McCulloch, PT, PhD, MS, NCS
Karen L. McCulloch, PhD, PT, MS, NCS, is a Professor in Physical Therapy in the Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where she has taught entry-level and advanced-level students in neurorehabilitation since 1993. She has served in multiple roles within the…Read full bio
1. Memory Definition and Types
This chapter answers the question, "What is memory?" The taxonomy of memory (Squire) is covered. The instructor discusses ways to describe memory, including: time-based (working, short-term, long-term; retro and anterograde amnesia), content based (episodic, visuospatial, phonological), and systems (declarative/non-declarative).
2. Screening for Memory Impairments
This chapter covers simple screening tools that identify memory impairments. Relative lack of clear procedural memory tests is discussed, as well as collaboration with OT, neuropsychology/psych, or speech-pathologist to understand memory strengths/deficits.
3. Intervention in the Presence of Memory Impairment
This chapter covers structuring therapy – when memory is expected to improve and when memory is not expected to improve or may worsen. A case example is discussed that describes the training approach to capitalize on procedural memory as a relative strength.