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Aging CEU Courses for SLPs

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Connecting Swallowing, Cognition, and Dignity: An Essential Clinical Pathway for Dysphagia in Persons with Dementia
Presented by Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP, PAC Trainer
Video
Course: #10460Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
A comprehensive, systematic clinical pathway to effectively assess and manage dysphagia in persons with dementia is described in this course. Common eating challenges and contraindications of enteral feeding for those with advanced stage dementia are addressed. Environmental modifications, swallow strategies and adaptive equipment that can enhance the safety and experience of oral intake are also discussed.

Swallowing Function: Differentiating Typical Variations from Pathological Impairment
Presented by Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand, PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS, CCRE
Live WebinarTue, Feb 28, 2023 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #10475Level: Advanced2 Hours
Motor variability refers to the natural variation that occurs in repeated task movements. Evidence for this task variability in swallowing, and how it can be influenced by age-related changes (presbyphagia), are described in this course. Discussion includes ways to improve diagnostic accuracy by using this information to differentiate typical variation from true impairment in swallowing performance.

Spaced Retrieval Training Basics: Think Fast!
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #10311Level: Introductory0.5 Hours
An overview of Spaced Retrieval Training (SRT), an evidence-based technique that can assist in the recall and retention of information, is described in this Fast Class, and the evidence supporting it is reviewed. Demonstrations of how to screen potential patients, set goals, and implement SRT are provided.

Lewy Body Dementia: The Role Of The PT, OT, and SLP In Person-Centered Care
Presented by Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L, Heather J. Cianci, PT, MS, GCS, Heather Hodges, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #10308Level: Advanced4.5 Hours
Master skills to implement in your practice immediately with continued Master Class. The complex symptomatology of Lewy body dementias (Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies) along with evaluation and intervention approaches for PTs, OTs, and SLPs are examined in this Master Class. Case studies emphasize opportunities and approaches for interprofessional collaboration to provide comprehensive, person-centered care.

Supporting Feeding in Patients with Impaired Cognition
Presented by Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #10301Level: Introductory1 Hour
Patients who are losing weight or demonstrating behaviors that decrease oral intake are at high risk for adverse events, especially in the geriatric population. The impact of impaired cognition on feeding, and strategies to assess and treat patients who are struggling at mealtimes, are described in this course.

Sarcopenia, Frailty, and Dysphagia
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #10113Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Interactions between frailty, sarcopenia, and an aging swallow can result in significant swallowing difficulties in geriatric clients. This course discusses the relationships between swallowing, frailty, and aging, as well as additional contributing factors, and describes interventions to manage and possibly prevent sarcopenic dysphagia.

Understanding Mental Health in Older Adults
Presented by Gabrielle Juliano-Villani, LCSW
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Course: #10246Level: Introductory1 Hour
Mental health issues concerning older adults are discussed in this course. Topics include the intersection between mental and physical health, symptoms of common mental health disorders in this population, and referral criteria.

20Q: Setting Meaningful Goals with Your Clients - How Counseling Techniques Can Help
Presented by Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP, Heather Koole, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #10236Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course discusses the philosophy behind meeting meaningful needs in therapy, along with tools and counseling techniques that help with understanding a client’s needs. Specific techniques such as ethnographic counseling, motivational interviewing, and tools for verbally impaired clients are described, and examples within therapy interactions are provided.

Dementia: Writing Appropriate Goals for Patients
Presented by Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CMD, CMDCP
Video
Course: #10093Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Many therapists understand the evidence-based treatment approaches for dementia, but are unsure how to write an effective goal to support these. This course describes how to select treatments and write goals according to stage of decline, patient-specific needs, and intended discharge location.

Montessori Method for Dementia and Aging: Overview & Applications to Speech Therapy
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #10053Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides an overview of using Montessori methods when working with the aging population and patients with dementia. This approach is evidence-based, person-centered, and based on the Montessori educational philosophy that promotes independence, engagement in activities, and care for one’s self, others and the environment. Application of Montessori principles to speech therapy and caregiving interactions is also described.

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