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Skilled Nursing Facility Interventions: Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care®
Presented by Laurie Walther, MS, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Apr 2, 2024 at 3:00 pm EDT
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
Video
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
Video
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.

PAIN: The Most Pervasive 4 Letter Word in Healthcare
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CSRP, CBFP, FAPTA
Live WebinarThu, May 23, 2024 at 12:00 pm EDT
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.

Alzheimer’s 101: An Overview for Healthcare Professionals
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
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
Video
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.

Swallowing Function: Differentiating Typical Variations from Pathological Impairment
Presented by Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand, PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS, CCRE
Video
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.

Bullying Among Older Adults: Not Just a Playground Problem
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Video
Course: #10473Level: Introductory1 Hour
A discussion of bullying in adult living communities and day centers, including definitions, characteristics, incidence, and causes, is presented in this course. The different types of bullies and their typical targets, as well as the impact of bullying on older adults, are described. Interventions for the organization, the bully, and the target are reviewed to help communities minimize and even prevent bullying.

20Q: Mild Cognitive Impairment - The SLP’s Role in Service Delivery
Presented by Kim McCullough, PhD, CCC-SLP, Anne Hunter Cox
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Course: #10527Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Increasingly, SLPs are serving individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). MCI, cognitive reserve, and modifiable risk factors that can reduce the risk of dementia are defined and described in this course. An overview of cognitive/communicative deficits associated with MCI, as well as assessment and management considerations, is also provided.

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.

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