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SLP Course Details

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


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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

(1506 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1506 reviews

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
Review by: Rosanne on December 29, 2013
It was well presented.
Review by: Marcia on December 29, 2013
Informative; easy to follow; interesting slides
Review by: amy on December 28, 2013
Review by: Jason on December 28, 2013
excellent information
Review by: Karen on December 28, 2013
Review by: Anita on December 27, 2013
Good information - easy to follow.
Review by: brooke on December 27, 2013
Review by: Kimberley on December 27, 2013
met its objectives
Review by: Donna on December 26, 2013
Good overview of the assessments.
Review by: Valerie on December 26, 2013
How to tell Normal aging versus MCI
Review by: Jacklyn on December 21, 2013
great reinforcer of normal vs abnormal memory loss
Review by: Sherri on December 18, 2013
concise info
Review by: Sara on December 17, 2013
Review by: Emily on December 17, 2013
I feel it was well written. I appreciated being reminded of the ABCD, as I currently do not use it.
Review by: Emily on December 15, 2013
clinically relevant
Review by: julie b. on December 15, 2013
a timely presentation for those of us working with an older population!
Review by: Michelle on December 14, 2013
The course validated my choice of treatment for my MCI patients.
Review by: Dana on December 13, 2013
Review by: Jean on December 10, 2013
Good topic
Review by: Elenita on December 8, 2013
I liked the break down of the different age groups and what type of cognitive decline we may see within each age group.
Review by: Charlotte on December 8, 2013
the information re: which assessment and screening tools to use with MCI was very useful for my present work environment.
Review by: Lori on December 7, 2013
Organized, concise, & informative.
Review by: Deb on December 4, 2013
Well organized with useful information.
Review by: Norman on December 3, 2013
Very clear and concise. The presenter did not overwhelm with academic jargon
Review by: Andrea on December 3, 2013
I encounter these challenges every day and I feel that I now posses a stronger understanding of the various ways to assess and tx mild MCI
Review by: Billie on December 2, 2013
the handouts/flowchart
Review by: katie on December 2, 2013
The information about how the brain ages starting in a person's 20's was very interesting to me. Thanks for this course.
Review by: Sumathi on December 1, 2013
easy to understand
Review by: Terry on November 29, 2013
Great general background.
Review by: Kelly on November 26, 2013
Content was good and organized
Review by: Kelley on November 25, 2013
This information will help me professionally, as well as personally. I am going to look for signs of this with my parents.
Review by: Stephanie on November 17, 2013
hand outs and d forms

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.

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

To participate in the course, complete the CEU exam and earn continuing education credit, 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.

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.

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