This course will focus on cognitive-communication intervention strategies for various dementia presentations and will provide a review of evidence-based treatment. Behavioral frameworks along with their rationales will be introduced and applied across several dementia types and mild, moderate and severe levels of impairment.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain differences in clinical manifestations and the assessment and treatment considerations for various dementia types.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least three treatment methods that have been proven effective for adults with dementia in recent research studies.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the rationale for using various evidence-based behavioral frameworks as treatment approaches for different dementia types and severity levels.
|5-15 Minutes||Dementia types|
|15-25 Minutes||Evidence-based practice|
|25-35 Minutes||Behavioral approaches: An overview|
|35-40 Minutes||Summary of behavioral techniques|
|40-50 Minutes||Specific techniques for various behaviors|
|50-55 Minutes||Project-based supports|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Mary Beth Mason, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Mary Beth Mason is a Full Professor and Founding Program Director of the Speech-Language Pathology program at Thiel College. She has served other institutions as Department Chairperson, Graduate Program Head, and Program Director. Dr. Mason is active in professional service. She served as the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) Vice President for Convention Planning and Program and PSHA President. She is currently serving as PSHA Vice President for Membership and Ethical Practices. She also served as Coordinator for ASHA Special Interest Group 15 Gerontology. She has numerous presentations and publications in the areas of dementia, aging, aphasia, and professional issues.
Robert W. Serianni, MS, CCC-SLP, FNAP
Bob is Chair/Program Director and Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Salus University. In addition to supervising students in the clinic, Bob teaches classes, including an interprofessional class that incorporates students from across the various health disciplines represented at Salus. Prior to joining the faculty in 2015, Bob held clinical and administrative roles for a variety of healthcare providers. He has experience in assessing and treating adults in acute care, rehabilitation, and home health settings – he continues a small private practice for home-bound patients still today. His research interests include clinical supervision and interprofessional education and practice in the field of Speech-Language Pathology as well as adult neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders. After earning his Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland, Bob relocated back to his hometown of Philadelphia to practice. He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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