People with dementia experience difficulties with memory, communication, and participation in everyday activities. When these same characteristics are seen in individuals with different diagnoses (e.g., Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Aphasia, Traumatic Brain Injury, and ALS) professionals are quick to consider the use of visual supports. This course will provide SLPs with both the research base and practical examples for introducing many forms of visual support to their clients with dementia.
Course created on March 12, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how receptive and expressive visual supports can benefit people with dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three different areas in which visual supports can be developed for people with dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least two types of visual supports that would benefit specific patients on their caseloads.
|0-10 Minutes||Introductions and Overview|
|10-25 Minutes||Research review and background|
|25-45 Minutes||Examples of supports for communication, memory, and participation in daily activities|
|45-55 Minutes||Case Study|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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Kristin Whitfield, MA, CCC-SLP
Kristin Whitfield is a speech-language pathologist specializing in the use of augmentative and alternative communication with both adults and children. In addition to her clinical practice, she has presented on the topic of AAC at online, local, national, and international conferences and has had several articles appear in AAC publications. Currently, she is the owner of Communication Unlimited, LLC a private practice specializing in AAC.
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This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)