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

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Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.

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

(1596 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1596 reviews

Review by: Holly on October 9, 2015
useful information
Review by: Linda on October 4, 2015
It rates among the most beneficial courses I have taken here. Succinct, well organized material.
Review by: Marie on October 2, 2015
The information was easy to follow. The presentation flowed easily and efficiently. Information was logically presented.
Review by: Wendy on September 30, 2015
Good information on a subject I did not know a lot about.
Review by: Member on September 29, 2015
Review by: Janie on September 27, 2015
It gave me hope that cognition and memoary can be improved through training.
Review by: Member on September 27, 2015
The topic is a current issue, so the information is valuable.
Review by: Member on September 23, 2015
case studies were interesting and educational
Review by: Member on September 22, 2015
information relates to treatment I do frequently at work
Review by: Leeann on September 21, 2015
Fascinating material
Review by: Member on September 19, 2015
Review by: Emily on September 15, 2015
Exciting information to consider in the treatment of MCI!!!
Review by: Member on September 9, 2015
Easy to follow
Review by: Member on September 7, 2015
The subject of the course.
Review by: suzanne on August 31, 2015
The course provided a comprehensive overview of MCI and then gave specif tx strategies. I was introduced to the MoCA which I was previously unfamiliar to me.
Review by: Member on August 27, 2015
Good overall description of MCI with suggestions for screening and evaluation tools
Review by: janis on August 20, 2015
interesting info
Review by: Member on August 18, 2015
I have not worked with the population this article is about and the inservice was easy to follow for me. Thank you for this excellent introductory course!
Review by: Member on August 18, 2015
Good research to support statements; Was quite a bit of overlap with author's other MCI course.
Review by: Member on August 13, 2015
Well organized and concise
Review by: Elizabeth on August 10, 2015
everything good
Review by: Deirdre on August 3, 2015
Good information for the adult population.
Review by: Catherine on July 25, 2015
Good presentation of evidence.
Review by: Karen on July 14, 2015
Presenter gave great examples that could be used in assessment and treatment.
Review by: Diana on July 8, 2015
Great topic and information; appreciate specific assessment tools & resources!
Review by: Cheryl on July 7, 2015
New information with clinical findings
Review by: Rosemary on June 29, 2015
well organized and informative
Review by: Jane on June 29, 2015
Clear, precise, valuable information for an area in which SLS's will have an increasing role.
Review by: Sandra on June 28, 2015
I can use information immediately
Review by: Molly on June 23, 2015
Good review of the literature. As a retired SLP and spouse of one diagnosed with MCI, the course is relevant to my life.
Review by: Susan on June 22, 2015
Positive reinforces SLP's position as a facilitator for helping patients who present with MCI.
Review by: Crystal on June 19, 2015
Specific screen/assessment tools and research
Review by: Melissa on June 16, 2015
It was a good refresher and important to acknowledge more recent research in the area of MCI.
Review by: Jennifer on June 6, 2015
research based
Review by: Jodee on June 4, 2015
Related documentation of effectiveness of treatment for MCI
Review by: Janine on May 28, 2015
Review by: JENNA on May 27, 2015
Good links
Review by: Meagan on May 26, 2015
Relevant information for patient's that present in skilled nursing with no cognitive diagnosis.
Review by: Sharon on May 24, 2015
good resource for SLPs who work with adults
Review by: Jennifer on May 19, 2015
Very informative-lots of research to support SLP involvement in MCI treatment.
Review by: Connie on May 19, 2015
Very good information including assessment and treatment aspects. She also included some reviews of current research which was good for me.
Review by: Mary on May 15, 2015
Good information
Review by: Christine on May 12, 2015
Informative, interesting
Review by: Jennifer on May 4, 2015
Review by: Kim on May 2, 2015
practical for my population
Review by: Carla on April 28, 2015
Clear, direct, succinct.
Review by: Tracey on April 28, 2015
It stressed the importance of early screening and therapy for MCI.
Review by: Caryl on April 23, 2015
Hope for MCI treatment
Review by: Dorothy on April 20, 2015
Exciting, that with identification and intervention Alzheimer's could be delayed 5 years.
Review by: Nancy Jane on April 20, 2015
very interesting
Review by: Carrie on April 19, 2015
Content. Examples.
Review by: Lou Ann on April 16, 2015
Review by: Mallory on April 7, 2015
Great refresher/update.
Review by: rose on April 6, 2015
The notion of being able to provide services before too many skills have been lost is an exciting one. I would of course wonder how the 3rd party billing systems would respond.
Review by: Janice on April 6, 2015
I do not work with older patients; however, the information was valuable.
Review by: Callie on April 3, 2015
well out together
Review by: Anetra on March 31, 2015
Very informative
Review by: Beth on March 27, 2015
organized, good flow
Review by: simone on March 24, 2015
interesting content
Review by: Melissa on March 23, 2015
Good research
Review by: Jacquelyn on March 15, 2015
Love the summary of research that shows what I do in my setting is important and does make a difference!
Review by: Thelma on March 14, 2015
Great info on future directions in "brain wellness" for an aging population.
Review by: Sharon on February 15, 2015
cited research
Review by: ELIZABETH on February 13, 2015
Very informative and well organized.
Review by: Heather on February 12, 2015
This was interesting to me as a person with aging parents, as well as being an SLP.
Review by: Julie on February 9, 2015
Clear, easy to understand.
Review by: Robin on February 2, 2015
Research cited
Review by: Cynthia on January 30, 2015
Good information.
Review by: Patricia on January 28, 2015
I found this information to be personally informative on many different levels
Review by: Melissa on January 26, 2015
organized clearly stated information
Review by: Cindy on January 16, 2015
review of current research
Review by: Victoria on January 9, 2015
Thoughtful information per the geriatric population
Review by: Genelle on January 4, 2015
easy to understand. Provided screening tools for use in my work setting
Review by: Angela on December 31, 2014
Review of the literature that was included to support the evidence to incorporate therapy
Review by: Sandra on December 31, 2014
Presented ideas that were new to me, including the cognitive decline in normal aging and the relationship between MCI and dementia
Review by: Patricia on December 30, 2014
Graphics, examples, well organized, concise with key points
Review by: Denise on December 29, 2014
Very well organized presentation; provided excellent review information and new insight and information as well.
Review by: Becky on December 28, 2014
I enjoyed the research statistics
Review by: Robert on December 28, 2014
Great information regarding MCI.
Review by: Sarah on December 28, 2014
It was good for me because I work primarily with the geriatric population and so it was very applicable.
Review by: Twila on December 26, 2014
Interesting information and thoughts on offering services at my hospital to treat MCI.
Review by: Norma on December 24, 2014
I am of the age where I can expect decline in cognitive abilities. My contemporaries and I notice changes in abilities so discriminating what is normal from what is not is personally important.
Review by: Carla on December 23, 2014
This is not a well known topic to me and I know many of my pt's in the future will be facing MCI.
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
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.

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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: 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

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

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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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