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Course # 5791
Treatment of MCI: What the SLP needs to know

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


Course Abstract

The identification and diagnosis of individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is rapidly growing. Accumulating evidence suggests that MCI may be a key period for providing cognitive interventions. The rationale and role of the SLP in intervention will be outlined. Additionally, key components of successful cognitive intervention programs will be reviewed.
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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list the diagnostic criteria for MCI.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe changes in language and cognition that occur as a result of MCI.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain the role of the SLP in treatment of MCI.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list the key components of successful intervention programs.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Defining Mild Cognitive Impairment
20-30 Minutes Rationale for Treatment
30-55 Minutes Treatment: Examining the Evidence
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(1373 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1373 reviews

Review by: Rebecca on December 21, 2014
Information was insightful, clear and concise
Review by: shannon on December 20, 2014
specific recommendations for screening and testing materials for geriatrics, addressing all domains of MCI
Review by: Jessica on December 20, 2014
Great research, easy to understand.
Review by: Carrie on December 19, 2014
Easy to understand
Review by: Renee on December 17, 2014
The presenter was obviously passionate about this topic
Review by: Elizabeth on December 16, 2014
It gave great information about MCI and rationale for assessment and treatment.
Review by: Necole on December 16, 2014
Great information on a field that is very significant. Looking forward to hearing about her research project soon.
Review by: Ashley on December 15, 2014
Wonderful course, including ample evidence and helpful suggestions for implementation of MCI testing/treatment in a medical setting.
Review by: Chana Rivka on December 13, 2014
informative, interesting
Review by: Carol on December 13, 2014
Inormation will allow me to keep current with trends in the field.
Review by: gina on December 11, 2014
Straightforward Organization/presentation of studies/findings
Review by: kristen on December 10, 2014
Interesting! Would love to help my patients avoid the dreaded SNF's!
Review by: Sara on December 10, 2014
Lit review and results - very encouraging and supports SLP services
Review by: Shawnette on December 10, 2014
The information was presented along with recent research. The topic was also a personal interest as my parents particularly my mother is demonstrating some MCI
Review by: Christie on December 8, 2014
Interesting
Review by: A. Sharon on December 7, 2014
The pertinent information and the way it was PRESENTED! I feel tht I learned so much through this mini course - and I want more in depth, on intervention, i.e., materials, screening tools, etc. I don't work with this population ordinaarily, but at my age, I live with this (myself and peers, etc.).
Review by: Ronald on December 7, 2014
Clinically significant.
Review by: Roanna Truvine on December 7, 2014
It provided more specific information about differentiation, assessment and treatment about cognitive impairments. The referenced studies are not outdated, as some often are, in my opinion.
Review by: Kelly on December 7, 2014
Examples of MCI assessment tools.
Review by: Caroline on December 7, 2014
This was all new information for me and very interesting.
Review by: Judith on December 6, 2014
Silly test questions... since when does a 38% correlation "consistently predict" anything?
Review by: Charulata on December 4, 2014
A new perspective to cognitive changes occurring with aging and MCI. Awareness of these with short tests and also with intervention and positive results possible !!!
Review by: Betsy on December 3, 2014
Much new information and resources.
Review by: Amia on November 21, 2014
Information was very detailed and academic, yet easy to understand and apply to treatment situations.
Review by: Laura on November 20, 2014
support of MCI with SLPs
Review by: Lorna on November 18, 2014
none
Review by: Arlene on November 17, 2014
Well organized and researched
Review by: Janice on November 17, 2014
Very Interesting Information. Helpful and informative!
Review by: Jane on November 16, 2014
An excellent overview of the subject
Review by: Leslie on November 14, 2014
Good info
Review by: Clare on November 11, 2014
well organized and informative
Review by: Marla on November 10, 2014
Indicates how open and how interesting this subject is.
Review by: Molly on November 8, 2014
New information for me
Review by: Kaye on November 8, 2014
Combination of updated scientific research and practical information relevant to specific variables
Review by: Grace on November 6, 2014
Excellent studies, well organized
Review by: Michael on October 28, 2014
Evidence base which can be challenging to locate or otherwise provide to non-slp's.
Review by: Christine on October 25, 2014
Organized, references, updated research.
Review by: Marilyn on October 23, 2014
Interesting concept for potential delay of onset of dementia, some good screening measures and intervention strategies.
Review by: Marie on October 20, 2014
I found this course to be extremely interesting...and timely! I have worked with clients in the past who definitely exhibited MCI, which eventually progressed to dementia, then Alzheimer's. With the demographic shift and the aging Baby Boomer's population growing, SLPs have to be appropriately knowledgeable about this subject!
Review by: Denise on October 4, 2014
Good definitions, examples, and usable tools for MCI identification
Review by: Theresa on October 2, 2014
The excitement in the potential for a new therapeutic service realm....delaying the onset of dementia. Can it get any better than that?
Review by: Debbie on October 2, 2014
Good resources provided regarding screening tools and assessment tests to address all areas of cognitive functioning.
Review by: Zulemy on October 1, 2014
Learned something new. First course on MCI.
Review by: Lynn on September 30, 2014
the speaker the material
Review by: Jon on September 13, 2014
Excellent discussion of diagnostic and treatment of MCI which is a topic not widely known among therapists in nursing homes.
Review by: Caryn on September 10, 2014
I feel much more informed regarding MCI. The course itself was very interesting! It was presented in a well organized manner, which was easy to follow, therefore, making it much more enjoyable.
Review by: Kimberly on August 29, 2014
Resources given.
Review by: Allison on August 12, 2014
Interesting information
Review by: Kristen on August 9, 2014
High number of research study results; very detailed; well organized
Review by: Sheila on August 7, 2014
Reference to studies that cognitive training works
Review by: Cheray on August 4, 2014
Good research
Review by: Danielle on August 3, 2014
This course was informative.
Review by: Stephanie on August 2, 2014
Good evidence on benefits of cognitive interventions
Review by: Jessica on July 27, 2014
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Review by: kathleen on July 27, 2014
helpful information
Review by: Teresa on July 18, 2014
Great concise info with specific screening tool recommendations
Review by: Joanne on July 17, 2014
Useful statistics, and identification of screening and assessment measures.
Review by: Karen on July 16, 2014
Evidence from the literature for benefit from treatment for MCI.
Review by: Lisa on July 7, 2014
Clear
Review by: elizabeth on July 2, 2014
results of research
Review by: Rebecca on June 30, 2014
Excellent research cited
Review by: Jennifer on June 25, 2014
Content
Review by: Stephanie M. on June 24, 2014
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Review by: Jessica on June 24, 2014
Well organized and informative
Review by: Dianne on June 23, 2014
Straight forward presentation and relevant
Review by: Karen on June 23, 2014
review of literature
Review by: Vicki on June 21, 2014
I liked the various references to research conducted. It outlined clearly what to consider including in therapy sessions.
Review by: Marilyn Jo on June 20, 2014
The information was presented in a manner that stayed on course with the stated objectives and provided information that makes me more interested in working with the geriatric population. Dementia is so debilitating to an individual and their family/caregivers. The information in this session certainly provides the SLP with a positive tool that promotes hope for those individuals who face cognitive decline.
Review by: Mallory on June 16, 2014
Brought light to an important area in the elderly population
Review by: Jessica on June 14, 2014
Clearly organized and clinically relevant information.
Review by: Rebecca on June 2, 2014
There were multiple examples.
Review by: Virginia on May 24, 2014
Practical information
Review by: Ralph on May 22, 2014
The information about intervention supports how I believe and already use the same type of intervention processes.
Review by: nancy on May 21, 2014
Good review of literature and charts
Review by: Carol on May 21, 2014
overall topic and recent information regarding aging and cognition was very useful
Review by: Stephanie on May 21, 2014
I appreciated the specific treatment ideas for cognitive rehabilitation
Review by: Nancy on May 20, 2014
Research studies documenting improvement supported intervention strategies presented. Interesting applications both professionally and personally.
Review by: Vicki on May 20, 2014
Overall it provided information that is critical to today's aging population of people. The statistics were interesting, results of brain imaging and efficacy of treatment options were pertinent. The presentation was exceptional!
Review by: Cheryl on May 12, 2014
functional; resourceful
Review by: Catherine on April 21, 2014
Informative and well defined
Review by: Susan on April 16, 2014
Very interesting and informative
Review by: Arezu on April 7, 2014
I work with the elderly population as a fitness instructor as well and felt that although as an SLP I don't directly work with the elderly, when I do wear my other 'hat', I am able to use similar techniques and the changes I see in that population are very encouraging and rewarding.
Review by: Patricia on March 27, 2014
The interpretation of the results were stated in an understandable format. Explanation provided as to how to intervene with clients.
Review by: Cheryl on March 27, 2014
Therapeutic intervention for pts. with MCI can actually delay the onset of AD.
Review by: Justine on March 18, 2014
Clear examples, lots of research
Review by: Meghann on March 10, 2014
The presenter provided a plethora of information about the different levels of cognitive impairments specifically MCI. It was interesting to read all about the current research being done on MCI as well as the proven affects of therapy treatment for those with MCI.
Review by: Ann on March 5, 2014
links to the screening tests
Review by: Patricia on March 4, 2014
I will start doing MCI screening with my patients.
Review by: Jane on March 2, 2014
Clear content
Review by: Emily on February 28, 2014
Thanks for the link to the MOCA. I have never used this before, and I'm sure that now I will use it to supplement my screening/evals.
Review by: Jennifer on February 26, 2014
provided specific assessment tools
Review by: Tina on February 16, 2014
Detailed
Review by: Melanie on February 14, 2014
Sharing the different studies and research.
Review by: Michelle on January 31, 2014
Always good to be aware of trends and research as it applies to our field...
Review by: Kim-Rae on January 13, 2014
I felt that the material and supporting reaearch was well organized. I would have liked a bit more detail regarding the research, but understood how difficult it would have been to determine how much detail to include with the class.
Review by: Mary on January 9, 2014
very thorough
Review by: Marisa on December 31, 2013
n/a
Review by: Lauren on December 31, 2013
Very good information regarding the research and evidence behind MCI. Thanks!
Review by: Michelle on December 31, 2013
practical information easily used for treatment and program development
Review by: Orrin on December 31, 2013
Clearly presented, encouraging evidence

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Course Presenter

kim mccullough

Kim McCullough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Kim McCullough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Arkansas. She has 17 years experience as a clinician, teacher, and researcher. She teaches courses on aphasia, cognitive-communication disorders, and the neuroscience of communication. Her current research interests include developing clinically efficient assessment and treatment protocols for individuals with cognitive impairments.  


Disclosure: Financial: Kim McCullough was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com. Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Continuing Education Information

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

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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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