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At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:
1. Name the essential components for establishing medical necessity.
2. Identify the seven stages of dementia per Global Deterioration Scale.
3. Define the components of appropriate goals to avoid reimbursement pitfalls.
4. List evidence-based interventions appropriate for the dementia population.5. Write a Functional Maintenance Plan.
A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to
Peggy Watson, MS, CCC-SLP, is a practicing speech-language pathologist with more than 20 years of experience working with the geriatric population. She specializes in dementia intervention including the areas of communication, mobility, socialization, behaviors and dysphagia. Ms. Watson has co-written two books, Dementia Therapy & Program Development, which provides therapists a step-by-step guide to achieve successful outcomes; and Dementia Loving Care with a Therapeutic Benefit, written for caregivers. Ms. Watson has lectured on the topic of dementia nationally and internationally, and for state and national conventions. She is currently employed with Select Rehabilitation Hospital, Denton, Texas, and is also co-owner of Consultants in Dementia Therapy, PLLC, a company founded to be a resource for therapists whose responsibility it is to help people with dementia achieve their highest level of function.
Financial — Peggy Watson is author of the text "Dementia Therapy & Program Development" published by Consultants in Dementia Therapy; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Peggy Watson is co-owner of Consultants in Dementia Therapy, PLLC; ownership interests.
Financial — Peggy Watson is author of the text "Dementia Loving Care with a Therapeutic Benefit"; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Peggy Watson is the author of online CE courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Peggy Watson is presenter of CE seminars offered by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees.
Nonfinancial — Peggy Watson has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Offered for 3 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.
Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.
Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:
"Very practical & related to patient / case studies." - L.S., 8/8/2016
"I liked the clarity of different dementias and interventions." - P.F., 8/1/2016
"I appreciated the discussion about what reviewers are looking for and when skilled TX may be denied." - K.C., 7/12/2016
"The staging and evaluation were the most helpful for providing improved dementia intervention." - K.P., 6/26/2016
"I found the Montesorri treatment examples to be interesting and liked that they are functional activities that the patients may enjoy doing while helping to improve communication." - C.H., 6/20/2016
"The speaker was concise and the information is relevant." - D.J., 6/18/2016
"The flow was good and maintained interest." - T.F., 6/3/2016
"Very appropriate and much needed course for therapists providing services in long term care. Well organized, concise and clear. Thank you." - C.B., 5/23/2016
"This is one of the best online CEU's I have taken. It was very informative and provided useful information for the field." - M.K., 5/22/2016
"I appreciated the examples of specific interventions and the staging information." - M.C., 4/24/2016
"I liked the simplified presentation of staging of dementia." - L.J., 4/14/2016
"Course was an excellent guide for improving therapy using spared abilities. I liked the organized information, understanding dementia, therapy ideas, and medicare guidelines." - K.G., 3/21/2016
"I liked the knowledge of the speaker and practical applications for therapy." - C.C., 3/20/2016
"Excellent information. Provided specific examples of goals and treatment interventions. I appreciated the discussion on Types of Dementias and Stages of Dementia." - S.M., 2/5/2016
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