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Course # 5379
Mild Cognitive Impairment: Assessment and Treatment

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

This course will outline the differences between normal aging and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Diagnostic criteria of MCI will be discussed as well as the most contemporary directions for assessment and treatment. Review of the current literature provides support with regard to detecting cognitive decline in its earliest stages thus allowing us to advocate for the earliest and most efficacious treatment.
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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify normal age related changes in language and cognition.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list the diagnostic criteria for MCI.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the role of the SLP in assessment of MCI.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the role of the SLP in treatment of MCI.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Overview: Brain Changes: Normal Aging vs. Mild Cognitive Impairment
20-30 Minutes Defining Mild Cognitive Impairment
30-55 Minutes Assessment and Treatment: Review of current assessment tools and evidence based treatment
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(1620 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1620 reviews

Review by: Beth on March 27, 2015
good info., overall it was presented well for learning
Review by: Christine on March 26, 2015
Appreciated the different tests discussed and described. Good refresher.
Review by: Jennifer on March 19, 2015
Review by: cameron on March 19, 2015
easy info to decipher
Review by: Kim on March 14, 2015
all information is applicable to my current work setting
Review by: Thelma on March 14, 2015
Although I work with young children this is an area of great interest to me. How fitting that socialization and communication are so important at both ends of the human life experience!
Review by: Hannah on March 9, 2015
Very informative information and good overall format
Review by: Lori on March 7, 2015
Review by: Robin on February 22, 2015
Succinct and thorough
Review by: Jill on February 20, 2015
very clear and helpful info. will help me in the SNF setting
Review by: Paula on February 18, 2015
Good examples, not too technical.
Review by: ELIZABETH on February 18, 2015
Thorough, well organized, and very informative.
Review by: Maria on February 14, 2015
a great deal of information for a short period of time
Review by: holly on February 2, 2015
very thorough literature review
Review by: Jamie on January 31, 2015
Very nice organization and presentation.
Review by: James on January 26, 2015
Well presented, organized, thorough
Review by: Elisabeth on January 23, 2015
The information was well presented.
Review by: Frances on January 16, 2015
Review by: Carol on January 13, 2015
Very well organized and clearly written. Useful information on aging.
Review by: Victoria on January 11, 2015
Excellent description of MCI and the related factors
Review by: Janet on January 7, 2015
Good info for early identification and community programs
Review by: Courtney L. on December 30, 2014
Clarity of course content
Review by: Maria on December 29, 2014
It provided great information necessary for my professional practice
Review by: Lori on December 29, 2014
Review by: Rosina on December 28, 2014
Very descriptive.
Review by: Melanie on December 28, 2014
Brief, to the point, and good direction for future research.
Review by: Kelly on December 28, 2014
This was interesting information presented clearly.
Review by: Andrea on December 27, 2014
Good information
Review by: Shawnette on December 27, 2014
It gave me some direction for assessments and possible treatments.
Review by: Erin on December 26, 2014
Lots of good information. Well organized.
Review by: Lucille on December 22, 2014
the various MCI test/screening tools
Review by: rhonda on December 21, 2014
well organized and informative
Review by: Fred on December 16, 2014
On target with announced goals, although it could have had more depth.
Review by: Julie on December 15, 2014
Organized presentation on assessment and treatment.
Review by: Margaret on December 11, 2014
Good basic principles.
Review by: cheryl on December 11, 2014
To the point
Review by: Lila on December 10, 2014
A large population of my patients fit this category.
Review by: Christi on December 9, 2014
Lots of applicable information. Also very concise. Will definitely use this information.
Review by: kristen on December 8, 2014
It was well organized and informative.
Review by: Monica on December 8, 2014
good general information
Review by: Arlene on December 4, 2014
Clear graphs to illustrate the points in the presentation
Review by: Veronica on December 4, 2014
Specific info regarding diagnosis and treatment.
Review by: Chana Rivka on December 2, 2014
thorough, detailed, informative
Review by: Jane on November 23, 2014
It provided an easy to understand overview of MCI
Review by: Christi on November 22, 2014
Review by: BEVERLY on November 16, 2014
Co-tangency between research and treatment aspects!!
Review by: Patrice on November 8, 2014
The material adhered closely to the objectives.
Review by: Melissa on November 5, 2014
good basic information
Review by: Marilyn on October 26, 2014
Good explanation of MCI, its predictive value for dementia occurence and some information about treatment.
Review by: Melanie on September 27, 2014
Explanation of cognitive assessments
Review by: Tandi on September 22, 2014
concise information
Review by: Candace on September 19, 2014
Relevant information
Review by: Caryn on September 14, 2014
By far one of the best learning experiences since starting courses online at speechpathology.com! Very well organized, great use of visuals, wonderful supplemental slideshow (which I will be referencing a lot this year), especially since I just received 5 high school students with MCI. It was delivered beautifully and it my favorite couse thus far! Thank you so very much for your research information, effort, and work to provide clinicians additional information they need!
Review by: Susan on September 13, 2014
Text was easy to follow and very informative
Review by: Donna on September 12, 2014
Enjoyed it. Clear and thorough.
Review by: Meghan on September 9, 2014
Great information.
Review by: Kathleen on August 28, 2014
Talked around the literature but vague about studies related to therapy outcomes
Review by: Allison on August 19, 2014
Interesting information on MCI
Review by: GAIL on August 14, 2014
very clearly given
Review by: Sheila on August 3, 2014
Facts not previously known by this SLP
Review by: Constance on July 29, 2014
New info and easy to understand.
Review by: Maureen on July 28, 2014
great information on what MCI is defined as!!
Review by: Barbara on July 27, 2014
Great information
Review by: Debbie on July 25, 2014
Valuable resources provided. Good information regarding treatment options.
Review by: Megan on July 22, 2014
Enjoyed the information regarding training for healthy aging. Great to think about in clinical practice!
Review by: Janice on July 13, 2014
Good content
Review by: Rhonda on July 12, 2014
love the examples of assessments,
Review by: kelly on July 9, 2014
good information
Review by: Genelle on July 7, 2014
very well presented/organized
Review by: Lisa on July 6, 2014
Clear and concise
Review by: Diana on June 29, 2014
Well organized
Review by: LuEllen on June 29, 2014
Good information
Review by: Sarah on June 25, 2014
Review by: Jessica on June 24, 2014
We'll organized and informative
Review by: Renee on June 23, 2014
Interesting information
Review by: Jill on June 19, 2014
Information well organized and presented (text course).
Review by: Nicole on June 13, 2014
Review by: Eve on June 10, 2014
The course provided a good overview of MCI and normal cognitive decline over the life span.
Review by: Tracie on May 29, 2014
The subject matter.
Review by: Judy on May 27, 2014
This course provides information that is critical for laymen/professionals alike.
Review by: Virginia on May 24, 2014
Practical information
Review by: nancy on May 12, 2014
I liked the flow charts and handouts; very helpful in building my confidence in working with this population
Review by: Colby on May 6, 2014
Very useful, concise information.
Review by: Susan on April 16, 2014
Very interesting and informative
Review by: Melissa on April 16, 2014
I was not sure how to assess the patients
Review by: kalaiselvi on April 13, 2014
information provided
Review by: Sara on March 26, 2014
It helps to clarify normal aging and cognitive decline specific to different stages in life.
Review by: Tina on March 20, 2014
Easily readable!
Review by: Steffie on February 11, 2014
This helped me have a better understanding on what to expect with my aging parents.
Review by: Kimberly on January 24, 2014
I enjoyed the "Normal Aging Continuum".
Review by: Ruth on January 22, 2014
Very applicable for SLP's role in treatment.
Review by: Cecilia on January 6, 2014
Content was on target with SLP role
Review by: pam on January 4, 2014
It was fascinitating & deeply connected with the human experience.
Review by: Patty on January 4, 2014
Review by: Lori on December 31, 2013
Review by: Mary on December 30, 2013
Fascinating information. Will be interesting to see how this develops in the future.
Review by: Javanese on December 30, 2013
content and material
Review by: Jessica on December 30, 2013
thank you
Review by: Angela on December 30, 2013
very informative
Review by: kathleen on December 29, 2013
Concise, we'll-written transcript useful information describing differences between MCI and Alzheimer's

Course Information

This is a Text course published on April 19, 2012 which you can save and print.

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Course Presenter

kim mccullough

Kim McCullough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Kim McCullough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). She has 17 years experience as a clinician, teacher, and researcher in the area of adult neurogenic communication disorders. 

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

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