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SLPs in the Bathroom: Our Role in ADLs and Dementia
Presented by Adria Thompson, MA, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Aug 6, 2024 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #10976Level: Intermediate1 Hour
How speech-language pathologists assess and treat individuals with dementia in daily activities is described in this course, with emphasis on communication support for tasks like toileting, dressing, showering, and grooming. Evidence-based strategies to improve engagement and reduce behavioral challenges, as well as practical tips for overcoming barriers and utilizing strong documentation, are discussed.

PAIN: The Most Pervasive 4 Letter Word in Healthcare
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CSRP, CBFP, FAPTA
Course: #10867Level: Introductory2 Hours
An introduction to pain science and management for the rehabilitation professional is provided in this course. Specifically, recognition of pain, the systemic and pervasive effects, and multifactorial treatment strategies for pain are addressed in this course.

Textbook: Cognitive Communication Disorders of MCI and Dementia - Definition, Assessment, and Clinical Management
Presented by Kim McCullough, PhD, CCC-SLP, Kathryn A. Bayles, PhD, ASHA Fellow, Cheryl Tomoeda, MS, CCC-SLP
Course: #10911Level: Intermediate15.5 Hours
Based on the textbook Cognitive Communication Disorders of MCI and Dementia: Definition, Assessment, and Clinical Management, this course provides the knowledge to diagnose and treat individuals with cognitive-communicative disorders associated with aging, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and dementia-producing diseases, our fastest growing clinical population.

The SLP's Role for Aging Safely in Place: No Place Like Home
Presented by Jeanne Copeland, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT, FNAP, Lindsay Larkin, MS, CCC-SLP, Stacie Delezene, MS, CCC-SLP
Course: #10890Level: Intermediate1 Hour
An individual's environment and the ability to safely interact with it are at the core of maintaining quality of life across the lifespan. Key roles played by the SLP on the interprofessional collaborative team are described. How these roles positively impact a person’s ability to effectively engage with their routine environments and safely age in place are also discussed.

Using the Yale Swallow Protocol as a Screening Tool in Residential Care Settings
Presented by Amber B. Heape, CScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP
Course: #10863Level: Introductory1 Hour
SLPs in residential care settings need an evidence-based tool to use for dysphagia screening. This course teaches clinicians differences between screenings and assessments, how to effectively use the Yale Swallow Protocol as a predictive tool, and its relationship to Minimum Data Set (MDS) Assessment.

Skilled Nursing Facility Interventions: Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care®
Presented by Laurie Walther, MS, CCC-SLP
Course: #10860Level: Intermediate1 Hour
An introduction to Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care (PAC) is provided in this course. Knowledge and skills that can be integrated into daily interactions to promote quality of care and improved outcome for persons living with dementia are discussed. A disease progression classification model that focuses on skills and abilities a person still has is also described.

MCI/Dementia: Writing Caregiver Education into Clients' Plans of Care
Presented by Allison Gallaher, MS, CCC-SLP
Course: #10798Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course addresses the importance and methodology of writing goals that are family-centered in order to improve the outcomes of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia. The addition of Caregiver Education to the 2024 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes is also discussed.

Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Overview for Healthcare Professionals
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP
Course: #10813Level: Introductory1 Hour
An overview for healthcare professionals about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders is provided in this course. Characteristics of the dementias, such as symptoms, progression, and how they are diagnosed, are described. Care planning strategies for improving communication with patients and families, understanding and managing behavioral challenges, and promoting independence are also discussed.

Alzheimer’s 101: An Overview for Healthcare Professionals
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP
Course: #10738Level: Introductory2 Hours
An overview for the healthcare professional about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders is provided in this course. Strategies for assessment and diagnosis, improving communication with patients, understanding and managing behavioral challenges, care planning and promoting independence are discussed. Methods for supporting family and caregivers are also described.

Aging in Place: It Takes a Team
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Kathleen T. Foley, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Course: #10522Level: Advanced4 Hours
Aging in place is the goal of most elders, but it may require a great deal of support. The impact of normal aging on various systems and the differences between frail and well elders are described in this course. Information and interventions are discussed that allow interprofessional team members to support functional mobility, nutrition and hydration, and health management in their geriatric clients, in order to promote successful aging.

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