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Cognitive Communication Strategies For Dementia

# e60   Cognitive Communication Strategies For Dementia

by Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

0.15 CEUs

$ 34.00

This online course will review the types of cognitive-communication strategies that have been shown to be effective with persons with dementia in a variety of settings. SLPs, particularly those working in long-term care, have focused their assessment and treatment goals with this population primarily on feeding and swallowing which is reimbursed by third party payers. Experiences with reimbursement denials for Cognitive- and Communication-based goals due to the perception that patients with dementia have a degenerative condition that will not improve have led to reluctance to treat a wider range of functional behaviors and the myth that only swallowing related goals are reimbursable.

This course will provide information to help justify reimbursement for providing cognitive-communication interventions. Participants will learn strategies to assist clients in maintaining cognitive-communication skills. Strategies will be presented to increase clients' appropriate participation and engagement in activities, as well as strategies to decrease clients' inappropriate and disruptive behaviors. Offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 contact hours. This course requires that you have Adobe's Flash Player installed.

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: Text with video and interactive elements. Flash Player 10 is required to view this course. Click here to download Flash Player.

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Assist clients to maintain cognitive-communication skills.
  2. List strategies to increase their clients' appropriate participation and engagement in activities.
  3. List strategies to decrease their clients' inappropriate and disruptive behaviors.
  4. Improve the quality of life of residents and caregivers.
  5. Justify reimbursement for providing cognitive-communication interventions. 
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. 

 


Intended Audience

  • OT
  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 1.5 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.

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 11/30/2014.

  • 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.

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More Offerings by: Michelle Bourgeois

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
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

"I enjoyed the treatment strategies and format of the course." – M.R. (Dec. 2016)

"I appreciated the specifics on how to determine content for memory books including information that will be useful and important to caregivers that are helping the patients on a daily basis." – B.V. (Nov. 2016)

"The specific memory aiding techniques for the Aging population (in particular with dementia) were most beneficial. I liked that this information will be helpful in my daily professional life." – D.B. (Nov. 2016)

"The evidence based treatment approaches and examples of using memory books were all excellent." – L.M.J. (Nov. 2016)

"I found the screening sheets and ideas and sample target goals most beneficial. I like that the course had slides, videos, and tests at the end of each section." – L.G. (Nov. 2016)

"The assessment techniques were very helpful. The videos were a nice augmentation to the text." – A.L. (Sept. 2016)

"I appreciated the Spaced retrieval and Bourgeois Reading Screen. I liked the definitions of types of dementia and details about types of memory. I expected more information on behavior specifics." – C.A.S. (July 2016)

"I enjoyed learning how to set up a memory book. Easy read and very informative." – A.M. (June 2016)

"The discussions on cognitive domains and memory levels were most beneficial. I like the ability to apply the info to my caseload." – J.G. (May 2016)

"I appreciated the detailed explanation of the various dementia and memory techniques. I liked the information on assessment tools and creation of aids." – L.R. (Mar. 2016)

"The charts are helpful. Good organization of topic. Videos were helpful." – J.W. (Jan. 2016)

 

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