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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

(1660 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1660 reviews

Review by: Member on November 23, 2015
information was organized and presented clearly.
Review by: JoLynn on November 22, 2015
Clear cut, concise information with immediate application.
Review by: Lisa on November 21, 2015
Great information!
Review by: Member on November 20, 2015
good info
Review by: Deborah on November 20, 2015
results of research studies; it would have been good to include several more screening tests (MMSE; SLUMS, etc.)
Review by: Member on November 16, 2015
It provides some justification for all the cognitive work done in SNFs.
Review by: Member on November 14, 2015
Thorough research
Review by: Member on November 11, 2015
New content... evidence based
Review by: Member on November 11, 2015
New information to me and supporting evidence
Review by: Elaine on November 11, 2015
Very interesting topic and one that definitely needs further research. Everything was clearly presented. All the info is valuable- the definition of MCI/Assessment of MCI/ etc. Especially important-our role as SLPs with regard to MCI. All the studies presented were interesting and beneficial.
Review by: Member on November 9, 2015
Including more specific case examples would be helpful
Review by: Rita on November 8, 2015
Online and price, simplicity of reporting to ASHA, good information, easy to receive certificate
Review by: Member on November 8, 2015
Easy to understand
Review by: Member on November 8, 2015
question specificity vs presented material
Review by: Member on November 3, 2015
Review by: Member on October 31, 2015
I thought the information was well presented, and thought provoking. Stats are always good and I like the Assessment mearsures that were discussed.
Review by: Janice on October 30, 2015
Interesting but no real practice information for therapy.
Review by: Member on October 29, 2015
Clear information, relevant to my current job.
Review by: Member on October 27, 2015
great organization
Review by: Francia on October 27, 2015
Excellent Information
Review by: Member on October 26, 2015
Excellent examples and explanations
Review by: Member on October 22, 2015
Provided information regarding screening and evaluation patients with MCI. Also, discussed the benefits of cognitive treatment and how this treatment can reduce the onset of Alzheimer's.
Review by: Member on October 21, 2015
Excellent overview and access to materials for immediate use.
Review by: Member on October 17, 2015
Review by: Member on October 17, 2015
Good information, but I don't work with this population. I thought Mild Cognitive Impairment referred to the children in schools that are labeled CD (cognitive disorder), and didn't realize it was related to adults at all.
Review by: Member on October 17, 2015
Just held my interest.
Review by: Kela on October 16, 2015
This was an interesting course.
Review by: Member on October 16, 2015
I am often asked the difference between MCI and Dementia and how to prevent MCI from developing further.
Review by: Amy on October 15, 2015
It will help me diagnose those patients with very subtle, higher level cognitive deficits and provide them with appropriate intervention.
Review by: Member on October 12, 2015
Simple to follow
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

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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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