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Assessing Aging Adults: The Whos, Whats, Whens, Whys & Hows

2.0 Hours

Course Description

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.

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By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Describe the difference between declines associated with normal healthy aging and declines due to pathology.
Assess area of language and cognition associated with early stage Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Develop a plan for tracking language and cognitive change over time.

About Presenters

Amanda Stead


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.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline

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

Course Disclosure

The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Amanda Stead
Financial Amanda Stead received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Amanda Stead


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