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Navigating Neurocognitive Disorders: Step-by-Step Identification, Evaluation, Intervention and Collaboration

# e142   Navigating Neurocognitive Disorders: Step-by-Step Identification, Evaluation, Intervention and Collaboration

by multiple expert presenters

0.85 CEUs

$ 129.00

Course Description:

This course advocates for a holistic approach to dementia care and challenges SLPs to enhance their methods of providing person-centered care for individuals who are living with dementia in any setting.  Learn to shift perspective of dementia care from one of disability and loss to one that focuses on enhancement of life engagement. Discussed will be six areas vital to providing meaningful, engaged care: Communication, Teamwork, Environment, Engagement, Memory Support, and Choice. By focusing on and improving efforts in each area, SLPs will be able to provide a more supportive, positive experience for elders and staff – resulting in better outcomes and higher satisfaction. Also presented will be a range of treatment options and case studies applicable to persons along the dementia continuum that have the potential to yield functional and meaningful person-centered outcomes. Offered for 0.85 SLP CEUs – 8.5 Contact Hours.  Course Note: A copy of the handbook "I Care" will automatically ship when this eCourse is purchased – it is considered part of this course and no additional charges will apply (handbook is not available in electronic format). 

This course will guide participants step-by-step through the process of:

  • Providing person-centered care
  • Offering and encouraging choice while mitigating risk
  • Understanding the variety of elder care health services
  • Identifying neurocognitive disorders
  • Gathering information
  • Assessing the person and the environment
  • Understanding responsive behaviors
  • Collaborating with and educating care partners for positive outcomes
    for persons with a variety of dementias in any setting
  • Developing a functional treatment plan
    • Montessori for Aging and Dementia
    • Spaced Retrieval
    • Creative Expression
    • Memory Books
    • Other Programs

Content Notes: This course includes the material of eCourses #e141: Creative Connections in Dementia Care: Engaging Activities To Enhance Communication for People with Dementia and #e112: I Care: Educating Professional And Family Care Partners Of People With Dementia

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.
  • Discuss the essential aspects of leadership, team building, communication and engagement in healthcare settings.
  • Reduce undesirable responsive behaviors such as wandering, rummaging and agitation through effective environmental design strategies.

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

AOTA

Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation: Social Participation; Client Factors: Body Functions; Performance Skills: Cognitive/Communication and Social Skills; Context and Environment: Cultural, Personal, Physical, Social, Temporal 

OT Process: Evaluation: analysis of occupational performance;  Intervention: Develop intervention play & approaches

Jeanette E. Benigas, PhD, CCC-SLP, practices privately as a speech language pathologist.  Her extensive clinical experience has included work with adults in the post-acute, long-term care, and home health settings.  Dr. Benigas's research interests include improving quality of life for persons with dementia, specifically those who have difficulties eating and swallowing.  Her research has incorporated the use of spaced retrieval to teach swallowing strategies so that individuals with dementia can avoid unwanted dietary modifications.  She has traveled nationally to speak with other SLPs and is a former professor.  Dr. Benigas received a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Eastern Michigan University and a doctorate in speech and hearing science with an interdisciplinary specialization in aging from The Ohio State University.  She is the coauthor of Spaced Retrieval Step by Step: An Evidence-Based Memory Intervention.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Jeanette Benigas is co-presenter of an online CE course sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Jeanette Benigas 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. 

 


Kelsey Loushin, LICDC-CS, CDP

Kelsey has been providing counseling, coaching and professional training services for various healthcare organizations, private companies, and Employee Assistance Programs for over 25 years. She has a B.A. from Kent State University in Individual and Family Studies, is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with Supervisory credentials (LICDC-CS), Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and a Certified 2 Young 2 Retire facilitator. In 2002, she launched Eldercare Professionals of Ohio, LLC, a geriatric care management company supporting caregivers, consumers, and professionals in the field of aging. The company operates three divisions; professional networking services, professional training services and care-giver coaching services. Since 1998, Kelsey has actively participated with the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. She is currently the co-chair of their Work Life Committee and the chairperson of their Website Committee. Since 2000, Kelsey has actively supported the Cuyahoga County Conference on Aging as an active member of the conference planning committee. Since 2010 she has organized an annual silent auction to support Cornerstone of Hope, a non-profit dedicated to those who are grieving. Kelsey is the proud parent of her daughter Alyssa. Kelsey’s athletic interests are integrated into her business through her participation in organized sports to raise funds for non-profit organizations such as The Alzheimer’s Association and the American Cancer Society. 

Kelsey has provided patient/client care in numerous care settings with various populations. She has developed utilization review standards to measure patient care experiences as well as develop intervention strategies to improve experiences along the entire care experience. She provides education for professionals, care-givers and consumers about the patient care process. She also participates in various patient/client care committees to develop person-centered initiatives to enhance the patient care experience.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Kelsey Loushin is co-presenter of an online CE course sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Kelsey Loushin has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Rev. Katie Norris, M.Div. is co-founder of the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health. Her community ministry is devoted to helping people with mental illness and dementia live lives of meaning and purpose. Rev. Norris is a Unitarian Universalist minister with a specialty in pastoral care and communication for people with brain health illness and their families. She works to raise awareness and end stigmas associated with these illnesses through community outreach and public speaking. Rev. Norris received her BA from John Carroll University and her M.Div from Meadville Lombard Theological School. She is on the Board of Kendal at Home. She has received certification for training in Montessori-Based Dementia Care and to facilitate Opening Minds Through Art (OMA.) Rev. Norris is co-author of Creative Connections in Dementia Care: Engaging Activities To Enhance Communication.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Katie Norris is a co-presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Katie Norris is the co-author of "Creative Connections in Dementia Care"; receives royalties.

Financial — Katie Norris is presenter of CE seminar sponsored by Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health; receives speaking fees.

Nonfinancial — Katie Norris is the co-founder of Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health.


Intended Audience

  • OT
  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.85 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 8.5 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.


AOTA: Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. #4095.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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 10/31/2015.

  • 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: Jennifer Brush

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e77 Persons With Dementia: Adapting The Environment To Support Communication And ADLs
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 $19.00
e124 A Functional Approach for Achieving Meaningful Goals with Persons with Dementia
Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Mary Casper, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
0.3 $59.00
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
e154 Perspectives on Dysphagia Service Delivery: All About Treatment
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 and 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
2.0 $199.00

Products

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

More Offerings by: Katie Norris

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
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

"A thorough course. The suggestions for activities were especially helpful." - D.A., 8/14/2016

"The course was engaging and it was nice that I could take the modules over time." - J.B., 7/18/2016

"The discussion on spaced retrieval was most valuable." - R.S., 6/13/2016

"It was all very helpful and good. I especially enjoyed the montessori, spaced retrieval, art and memory book sections. Great examples and videos!" - M.C., 6/1/2016

"All of it was beneficial! But if I need to pick only one topic, it would be the environmental strategies with contrast. This course gave me tons of strategies and ideas I can use immediately! Love, love, loved this course!" - C.C., 5/10/2016

"There was much more information than I expected. Best course by far I have taken in a long time!" - C.C., 5/10/2016

"I really benefitted from the section on spaced retrieval." - D.B., 4/30/2016

"I liked the thoroughness of the information. It was explained very well with wonderful examples. The discussions on the Montessori approach and the craft projects were especially helpful." - S.F., 4/18/2016

"I appreciated the discussions re: implementing. I liked that it was broken up into sections." - V.B., 2/20/2016

"The topic of environmental changes was most informative." - A.E.K., 12/31/2015

"The instructional videos were helpful. I found the Spaced retrieval discussion really beneficial." - K.H., 12/31/2015

"The presenter was easy to listen to and provided great examples to aid in understanding assessment and treatment techniques." - C.N., 12/29/2015

"Terrific presentation." - R.S., 12/29/2015

"I really appreciated the explanations of brain functions and strengths/weaknesses to expect for various symptoms of Dementia. I liked the suggestions for best practices for treatment of Dementia." - R.D., 12/28/2015

"I liked the examples." - K.C., 12/27/2015

"I feel this course provided useful information that can be readily integrated into a skilled nursing facility by speech language pathologists who work in this setting." - L.Y., 11/30/2015

 

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