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.
Course created on February 22, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to define and describe MCI, including the behavioral criteria for diagnosis.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the key modifiable risk factors that can reduce the risk of dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify cognitive and language deficits associated with MCI.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the SLP's role in evaluating and treating MCI, including considerations for developing intervention programs to support those with MCI.
Kim McCullough PhD, CCC-SLP is a Professor and Graduate Program Director at Appalachian State University. She is a certified speech-language pathologist with clinical expertise in providing services to individuals with neurogenic communication disorders. Her teaching, clinical activities and research focus on interprofessional practice & education, aging, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, and interventions for sustaining brain function.
Anne Hunter Cox
Anne Hunter Cox is a graduate student at Appalachian State University working towards her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University where she majored in Health Science with an emphasis on health promotion and behavior. With this skill set, Anne Hunter works alongside Kim McCullough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, at Appalachian State University to provide cognitive wellness programs for adults with memory concerns in their community.
Anne Hunter Cox - Financial: Anne Hunter Cox has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.
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