Speech Therapists in the Bathroom: Our Role in ADLs with Cog-Comm Disorders

Presented by Adria Thompson, MA, CCC-SLP

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Course Description

This course discusses the role of the SLP in assessing and treating cognitive-communication disorders in the context of activities of daily living (ADLs). SLPs can provide essential communication support during ADLs. We will review evidence-based interventions that can decrease agitation and resistance, discuss interventions for treatment and barriers related to confidence to assist in ADLs, […]
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Meet Your Presenter

Adria Thompson is a speech language pathologist specializing in dementia care and the owner of Be Light Care Consulting. She has been an SLP for over 8 years in skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care communities. She co-created a dementia training program with an occupational therapist training therapists across 13 states in evidence-based interventions, best practices for interprofessional collaboration, and utilizing person-centered treatments. Her passion is to empower and inspire other therapists in confidently and creatively providing effective dementia therapy in order to improve patient quality of life and decrease the burden on their caregivers. She creates daily social media content for over 220,000 professional and personal caregivers of individuals with dementia.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of an SLP in the context of activities of daily living (ADLs).
  2. List three cognitive-communication interventions SLPs can implement in the context of ADLs.
  3. Identify solutions to at least two barriers that SLPs face in providing therapy services during ADLs.
  4. Implement cognitive-communication terminology in goals and daily documentation.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction to cognitive communication with individuals with dementia
  • 0:10 - The SLP's role in ADLs
  • 0:25 - Interventions to implement in ADLs
  • 0:35 - Barriers SLPs face in ADLs
  • 0:45 - Documentation tips
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

SLPs who work with patients with cognitive-communication disorders.

Live Course Information

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

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until October 26, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is a member of SIG 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders.
  • Presenter has a grandmother with a diagnosis of dementia.

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.

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