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Assessment of Cognition and Communication in Older Adults With Dementia (WEB19305)

Presenter(s): Tammy Hopper, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

When an SLP first meets an older adult with dementia and a cognitive-communication disorder, many questions arise. What is the nature of the person’s communication problems? What are the causes and contributors to the problems? How are the problems affecting the person’s ability to participate in everyday life activities? What is the most effective, evidence-based, and person-centered approach to answering these questions? In this video course, Tammy Hopper discusses cognitive-communication disorders related to dementia and provides ideas to help SLPs select the most appropriate screening or assessment for individual clients.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • explain the demographics of dementia
  • discuss the most common causes of dementia and identify their cognitive-communication profiles
  • select screening and assessment methods appropriate for individuals with the most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s dementia
  • interpret results of screening and assessment measures, and use these results to inform intervention planning

This course is part of a two-course set that explores assessment and intervention for cognitive-communication disorders related to dementia. Check out the companion course, Intervention Strategies for People With Dementia and Cognitive-Communication Disorders, available with your ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Related Courses

This course is part of Key Courses on Assessing and Treating Individuals With Dementia.

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

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Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB19305
Available Through: April 02, 2024