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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

(1462 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1462 reviews

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.
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
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
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
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
Review by: Stephanie M. on June 24, 2014
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

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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.

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

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