Course

Functional Memory Strategies for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Presented by Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP

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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 […]
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Meet Your Presenter

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.

Accreditation

  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants 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.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 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

Intermediate
Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

Target Audience

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

Live Course Information

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

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until November 19, 2025.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • 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.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is a chapter author in Neurogenic Communication Disorders and the Life Participation Approach.

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.

Instructional Methodology

Lecture

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