Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. Given that stroke can affect all aspects of bodily function and abilities, multiple measurements and assessments are administered across disciplines. These measurements are critical in evaluating function and providing effective care for the stroke survivor. Clinical knowledge of various standardized assessments is required of all medical professionals to create effective goals for stroke patients to achieve functional outcomes.
1. Upon completion, participants will be able to describe rationale and importance for accurate measurements and assessments of the stroke patient
2. Upon completion, participants will be able to describe the uses and perform at least one measurement/assessment utilized in stroke recovery for the areas of cognition, speech/language, motor for the upper extremities, and motor for the lower extremities
3. Upon completion, participants will be able to provide two examples of outcome measures related to community participation
4. Upon completion, participants will be able to describe a plan for integrating the use of outcomes within their specific practice.