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Course Webinar: Functional Memory Strategies for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Course description: Mild Cognitive Impairment is an emerging diagnosis with evidence to show that speech therapy for memory can be beneficial. This course will review pertinent concepts including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Reserve, and the Life Participation Approach. We will look at best practices, and how to use them within functional scenarios to meaningfully impact functional outcomes for our clients.

Presented by Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP

Date originally presented: Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020

Sarah Baar is a private practice speech-language pathologist in Grand Rapids, MI. She’s had the opportunity to work in many settings across the continuum including acute care, acute rehab, home & community, and outpatient therapy. In 2016, she started the Honeycomb Speech Therapy website as a way to promote person-centered and functional therapy ideas and materials for adult rehab. Those who attend her presentations enjoy the practical way she explains evidence in a way that is efficient and manageable while supporting a functional therapy approach.

Duration: 1 hour.

Target audience: Speech and occupational therapists who are providing therapy for people who have mild cognitive impairment.

Course accreditation:

ASHA subject code: 3030

ASHA content area: P—Professional: Information and techniques dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders; this content code is used by audiologists and SLPs directly in their work with clients.


0:00- Background of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Life Participation Approach
0:10- MCI Assessment Tools with a Life Participation Mindset
0:25- MCI Treatment Approaches
0:45- MCI Home Program Ideas
0:55- Q/A session
1:00- End presentation

Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)

Course pre-requisites: None.

Key learning outcomes:

As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...

  1. Participants will describe 3 assessment tools for MCI that support assessment through a life-participation approach.
  2. Participants will be able to list 4+ strategies each for education, internal, and external memory supports.
  3. Participants will summarize what research factors are tied to cognitive reserve, and how this can be practically applied in therapy.

Webinar information:

  • This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. 
  • High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded course information:

  • The recorded course will be made available on November 19, 2020.
  • The course will be available for CEUs until November 19, 2025.
  • You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.

Instructor disclosures:

  • Financial:
    • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
    • Presenter is the founder and owner of Honeycomb Speech Therapy.
    • Presenter is the owner of a private practice.
    • Presenter will briefly mention the "Functional Treatment for MCI" download and the "Activity Studio" that are available through her company Honeycomb Speech Therapy. This course is not designed to discuss these resources in-depth.
    • Presenter is an Affiliate and Instructor for MedBridge.
  • Non-financial:
    • Presenter is a chapter author in Neurogenic Communication Disorders and the Life Participation Approach.

Instructional methodology: Lecture

Course completion requirements:

  • Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
  • Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
  • Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
  • Completion of program evaluation form.

Access to this course is reserved for Access Pass members.

Certificates of completion: Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.

Complaint policy: In the event that an individual is not satisfied with the organization’s continuing education program, we request a formal letter of complaint from the individual that outlines their concerns in writing. For more information, please read our full complaint policy.

Cancellation policy:

For Access Pass subscribers: In the event that a course is canceled or rescheduled, no cash refund will be provided to subscribers of the Access Pass. Therapy Insights will work to reschedule the event, or create a new event within the same month. Therapy Insights guarantees access to one live course per month to all subscribers. In the highly unlikely event that this commitment is not met, subscribers will receive a 50% refund for that month’s subscription cost. Subscribers who are on an annual payment plan will receive a pro-rated refund for 50% of the cost of that month.

All refunds will be provided within 30 days of time of cancellation.

Refund policy in the event that a participant cancels their registration.
In the event that a participant/subscriber registers for the live course and then cancels participation, no refund will be provided. The participant will have the opportunity to access the recorded presentation at no additional cost as part of their subscription or registration fee.

View our full cancellation policy.