The population over age 65 is set to balloon from 30 million currently to over 75 million in 20 years. With this increase, there is a greater need for clinicians to be prepared for long-term tracking and assessment of abilities. Speech-Language Pathologists will be at the forefront of service for this growing demographic. The differentiation between what is "normal" and what is not is often difficult to distinguish, and can be altered by many circumstances. This course will explore the boundaries between age associated decline and pathological decline, as well as ways to assess the difference. The course will also address strategies to track changes over time and when those changes may indicate the need for further intervention.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Amanda Stead is an assistant professor in the College of Education in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her PhD was completed at Louisiana State University in 2011 with a focus on the relationship between language, assessment, and Alzheimer's Disease. Her passion for working with dementia patients comes from personal family experience and from her experiences in long-term care settings. It is her personal goal to educate students and the community about the important role speech-language pathologists play in the care of dementia patients. In addition to teaching a course in progressive illness and dementia, Dr. Stead teaches graduate courses in communication and aging, counseling and aphasia. She was recently awarded a teaching award from the Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association (2013). Her current research examines the relationships between technology, discourse, aging and dementia. It is her hope to develop more patient-friendly assessments of memory and language to minimize patient distress and increase clinical preparedness.
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
|5 min: Introduction|
|15 min: Issue in Aging|
|30 min: Typical vs. Atypical|
|45 min: Assessment tools|
|10 min: Tracking Change Over Time|
|15 min: Closing and Questions|
|Financial||Amanda Stead received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationships exist. |