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A Functional Approach for Achieving Meaningful Goals with Persons with Dementia

# e124   A Functional Approach for Achieving Meaningful Goals with Persons with Dementia

by multiple expert presenters

0.3 CEUs

$ 59.00

The settlement of the 2013 court case (Jimmo v. Sebelius) established that Medicare cannot deny rehabilitation services to persons with degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease when documentation states there is lack of progress. This ruling opened the door for SLPs to provide even more services to this population than ever before.

This clinically focused program uses a case study format to explain how to successfully evaluate and treat persons with dementia. Participants will learn the importance of categorizing the type of dementia before establishing a plan of treatment. Participants will also learn how to document medical necessity and skilled services, the two requirements necessary for reimbursement. In addition, participants will review evidence-based interventions that are likely to yield functional and meaningful outcomes for persons with dementia. Additional discussions will include caregiver education and identification of barriers that must be addressed before successful treatment outcomes can be achieved.  Offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 contact hours.  

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify assessment procedures that yield meaningful information.
  • Recognize and plan interventions that have the potential to yield functional
    and meaningful outcomes for persons with dementia.
  • Incorporate care partners goals and education into treatment planning.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post test in order 
to receive a certificate of completion.

Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Florida. With grants from the National Institutes of Aging and the Alzheimer's Association, she is currently investigating interventions for spousal and nursing home caregivers.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial  Michelle Bourgeois is the author of My Book of Memories, which is published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments. 

Financial — Michelle Bourgeois is co-presenter of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Michelle Bourgeois has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

 


Jennifer A. Brush, MA, CCC-SLP, is an award-winning Dementia Educator, author and consultant. Passionate about enriching the lives of people with dementia, Jennifer is on a mission to put the focus of care on the person’s preferences, interests and abilities. With her 25 years of industry experience, including leading countless live national and international trainings, facilitating ground-breaking research, and managing innovative person-centered care projects for The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation, Jennifer flawlessly bridges the gap between care communities and the individuals they serve. Jennifer serves on the Association Montessori International Advisory Board for Montessori for Aging and Dementia and is the only person in the US teaching this international program.

Jennifer is the author of 5 nationally recognized books on dementia including the silver-medal winning Creative Connections in Dementia Care and I Care, the gold-medal winning work that also received a 5-star rating as a Reader Favorite. Jennifer is widely known for her revolutionary work in the Spaced Retrieval memory intervention, pioneering this area of study and publishing 2 books on the subject.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Jennifer Brush is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Jennifer Brush is presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees. 

Financial — Jennifer Brush is author of "Meal Time Matters" and "Meal Time Matters at Home"; receives royalties.
 
Financial  Jennifer Brush is author of "A Therapy Technique for Improving Memory: Spaced Retrieval"
and "Environment and Communication Assessment Toolkit"; receives royalties.
 
Financial — Jennifer Brush is an editor and author for IDEAS Institute; receives consulting fees. 
 
Financial — Jennifer Brush is owner of Brush Development; ownership interests. 
 
Nonfinancial — Jennifer Brush has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

 


Mary L. Casper, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is currently the Corporate Rehabilitation Consultant for speech pathology with HCR ManorCare. In her 25+ years in the profession, Ms. Casper has focused clinically in swallowing disorders in the geriatric population and communication intervention for individuals with dementia. She is well-versed in regulatory, reimbursement, and clinical operations issues in the SNF setting. Ms. Casper served as Coordinator of ASHA’s Special Interest Group 15 (Gerontology) from 2008-2013, was the ASHA Convention Swallowing Program Topic Chair for 2013, and represents the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association as the SMAC (State Medicare Administrative Contractors Network) liaison.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Mary Casper is employed with HCR ManorCare; receives salary.

Financial — Mary Casper is presenter of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Mary Casper is a past coordinator for ASHA's Special Interest Group 15 and was the 2013 and 2014 ASHA Convention Swallowing Program Topic Chair; received no compensation in these roles.

Nonfinancial — Mary Casper represents the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association as the SMAC (State Medicare Administrative Contractors Network) liaison; receives no compensation.


Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 3 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 03/31/2015.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

  • More FAQ: Please click here.

More Offerings by: Michelle Bourgeois

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e60 Cognitive Communication Strategies For Dementia
Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
0.15 $34.00
e77 Using The Environment To Support Communication And Activities Of Daily Living: A Functional Approach For People With Dementia
Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow and Carrie Bruce, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Robin Chilton, MBA, OTR/L and Dr. Margaret Calkins, Ph.D.
0.15 $34.00

More Offerings by: Jennifer Brush

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e77 Using The Environment To Support Communication And Activities Of Daily Living: A Functional Approach For People With Dementia
Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow and Carrie Bruce, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Robin Chilton, MBA, OTR/L and Dr. Margaret Calkins, Ph.D.
0.15 $34.00
e07 Dysphagia Practice: Moving Toward More Comprehensive Treatment Protocols
Robert Arnold, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP and Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP
1.2 $149.00
e111 Making The Most of Mealtime: Helping Older Adults Compensate for Sensory Impairment During Meals
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP
0.1 $24.00
e112 I Care: Educating Professional And Family Care Partners Of People With Dementia
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Kerry Mills, MPA
0.1 $24.00
e141 Creative Connections in Dementia Care: Engaging Activities To Enhance Communication for People with Dementia
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Rev. Katie Norris, M.Div
0.2 $39.00
e142 Navigating Neurocognitive Disorders: Step-by-Step Identification, Evaluation, Intervention and Collaboration
Jeanette Benigas, PhD, CCC-SLP and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Kelsey Loushin, LICDC-CS, CDP and Rev. Katie Norris, M.Div
0.85 $129.00
e154 Perspectives on Dysphagia Service Delivery: All About Treatment
Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jan Lewin, PhD,CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Christy Ludlow, PhD, CCC-SLP and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP and Jay Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD and Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S and Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Jacqueline Hind, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Marta Kazandjian, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
2.0 $199.00

Products

  Title Price  
I Care $14.00
A Clinician's Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia $49.00

"I appreciated the discussion on strategy implementation. I liked the actual case studies." – K.H. (Dec. 2016)

"I was happy with the course. Many different assessment measures were mentioned." – M.D. (Dec. 2016)

"Learning how to apply techniques to treatment was most beneficial. I like that the course gives specific activities to focus on." – S.M. (Nov. 2016)

"The section on the SNF patient who has progressed dementia but still benefitted from skilled speech therapy was excellent." – C.M. (Nov. 2016)

"I enjoyed the tx interventions for those with specific types of dementia. I like that the format was organized and that an SLP is able to apply intervention strategies in their own practice." – V.V. (Oct. 2016)

"I really liked that it was all about case studies; it was very relatable and easy to follow." – K.C. (Oct. 2016)

"I liked using actual cases to discuss topics commonly observed with pt's with dementia. The discussion on modification of environment and evaluating pt's strengths to compensate for weaknesses was very helpful." – A.G. (Sept. 2016)

"I enjoyed the specific examples of goals that are appropriate for each type of dementia. I liked learning by case study." – E.G. (Aug. 2016)

"The discussion on dysphagia in patients with dementia was especially helpful." – K.M. (June 2016)

"I appreciated the applicable goals for people with dementia. I liked the case studies." – S.E. (May 2016)

"I liked the specific therapeutic interventions." – K.S. (Apr. 2016)

"All topics were beneficial. I especially liked the functional goals established for treatment." – N.H. (Apr. 2016)

 

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