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.
- 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.
|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|
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