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.
Course created on April 12, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate evidence-based treatments for dementia by stage of decline.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe appropriate targets for treatment according to stage of decline.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to create at least 3 goals that are patient-centered and meaningful.
|5-20 Minutes||Evidence-based treatments for dementia by stage of decline|
|20-40 Minutes||Targets for treatment according to stage of decline|
|40-55 Minutes||Patient-centered and meaningful goal writing|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Amber B. Heape
ClinScD CCC-SLP, FNAP, CMD, CMDCP
Dr. Amber Heape is a full-time clinical educator for a large healthcare company, where she has led multiple interdisciplinary teams and authored corporate clinical programs, supporting therapists of over 100 skilled nursing facilities. She received her Doctor of Clinical Science and a certificate in healthcare education from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is an adjunct professor for RMU and South Carolina State University. Dr. Heape is a fellow of the National Academies of Practice, is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional, and volunteers with organizations that promote and preserve quality care in aging. She has authored numerous continuing education courses and has presented at state and national conferences across the United States.
Amber currently serves on the SIG 15 (Gerontology) Coordinating Committee, ASHA Convention Planning Committee, and is the State Advocate for Medicare Policy (StAMP) for South Carolina. Clinical mentoring and education are a professional focus for Dr. Heape, and this past year she co-founded the SCSHA Leadership Development Program as well as a Clinical Fellow mentoring program for her company. She has a passion for evidence-based practice and clinical research, and mentors graduate and doctoral students in their research endeavors.
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