SpeechPathology.comPhone: 800-242-5183


SLP Course Details

Course # 5379
Mild Cognitive Impairment: Assessment and Treatment

Unlimited CEUs - Only $99/yr Buy Now

This course is mobile compatible.

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.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

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

(1738 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1738 reviews

Review by: Alissa on August 25, 2015
Great research to support statements.
Review by: Member on August 23, 2015
It is very applicable to my current setting.
Review by: Ashley on August 21, 2015
It was very well organized and information was relevant.
Review by: Vicki on August 21, 2015
Text based allowed me to read the presentation at my convenience
Review by: Member on August 18, 2015
Included a brief research summary;The info on normal aging was helpful.
Review by: Member on August 14, 2015
I appreciated the slides on the normal aging expectations vs. abnormal MCI.
Review by: Member on August 13, 2015
Really well organized. Concise and easy to read.
Review by: Erin on August 11, 2015
Use of recent research to explain advancements made in this area
Review by: Cindy on August 10, 2015
basic info for my level of experience
Review by: Emerzian on August 3, 2015
I like to scroll down the page and not have to turn the page.
Review by: Linda on August 1, 2015
this course was extremely well organized and very easy to read
Review by: Megan on August 1, 2015
applicable information
Review by: Melissa on July 21, 2015
Great charts for information presented.
Review by: Casey on July 2, 2015
This course was very helpful and aided in a deeper understanding of MCI.
Review by: Jennifer on June 27, 2015
The material was well organized and easy to follow.
Review by: Catherine on June 23, 2015
Very good description and transcription of this talk.
Review by: betty on June 21, 2015
easy to follow and understand
Review by: Steven on June 14, 2015
Good information.
Review by: Lindsay on June 14, 2015
Very well organized!! Thank you!
Review by: Donna on June 11, 2015
This course is solid in organization, to the point. Good questions, too!
Review by: Nidia on June 10, 2015
Great new information. I don't recall learning this so thouroughly.
Review by: Jennifer on June 8, 2015
Review by: Carolyn on May 25, 2015
specific information
Review by: Beverly on May 24, 2015
Lots of useful information
Review by: Nancy on May 23, 2015
well-presented introductory information on MCI, including assessment & treatment
Review by: Amy on May 17, 2015
Great topic
Review by: Davina on May 16, 2015
Statistic and emerging information.
Review by: Christina on May 9, 2015
well organized
Review by: Martha on May 8, 2015
New information, simple but good detail
Review by: Margie on May 4, 2015
The slides and discourse material provided helpful information in understanding MCI and it's relation to dementia / Alzheimer's.
Review by: Jonathan on April 28, 2015
easy to understand
Review by: Marlene on April 24, 2015
well organized and helpful information
Review by: Callie on April 24, 2015
well put together
Review by: Andrea on April 23, 2015
Great information - easy to understand.
Review by: rose on April 19, 2015
Presented in an organized manner It's not an area I know much about but the information about social networks really made me think about possible outcomes for students with autism as they age.
Review by: Bonnie on April 19, 2015
Good info and easy to understand
Review by: Janice on April 19, 2015
Good information for me personally
Review by: Paula on April 14, 2015
It was thorough and well organized.
Review by: Jayne on April 12, 2015
Great info, thanks!
Review by: Janice on April 8, 2015
Easy read format
Review by: Leah on April 8, 2015
Interesting read even for those not working with adults
Review by: Valorie on April 8, 2015
I really enjoyed this course. Good information.
Review by: Lisa on April 6, 2015
Good review of a topic where the research continues to come in.
Review by: Pam on March 30, 2015
Information was clearly presented.
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: 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: 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

Course Information

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

Review Technical Requirements

Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.

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.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

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.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

If you have any technical questions or problems related to this course,
please contact SpeechPathology.com toll free at 800-242-5183