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Improve Older Adults’ Communication Through Memory Mining (WEB14595)

Presenter(s): Joyce L. Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

There is a pressing need for creative, therapeutic approaches that appeal to a culturally and linguistically diverse population of older adults. One such approach is memory mining, a developmentally and culturally appropriate intervention strategy that can increase the communicative engagement of older adults with cognitive-communicative challenges. This presentation provides a foundation for understanding age-related demographic, cognitive, and linguistic changes and how memory mining, also known as facilitated reminiscence, can lead to better communication outcomes for this population.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe demographic, cognitive, and linguistic characteristics of older adults
  • Incorporate memory mining when designing individualized age- and culturally appropriate communication interventions for older adults with cognitive-communicative challenges
  • Instruct caregivers and others to use memory mining to engage older adults in meaningful everyday communicative interactions

What is an eWorkshop?

An ASHA eWorkshop is an interactive, slide- and video-based workshop you can watch at your leisure.

Learning Assessment

Multiple-choice exam.

System Requirements

To complete this program, you will need the following plugins:

And one of the following browsers:

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or later, Netscape 7.x, Firefox 1.x or later, or Opera 7.11
  • Mac OS X: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2, Netscape 7.x, Mozilla 1.x, Opera 6, or Safari 1.0 (Mac OS 10.2x or later only)
  • Linux: Konqueror 3.3.1, Mozilla 1.7.3, Firefox 1.x
Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.25
Item #(s): WEB14595
Available Through: November 19, 2022