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