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Using The Environment To Support Communication And Activities Of Daily Living: A Functional Approach For People With Dementia

# e77   Using The Environment To Support Communication And Activities Of Daily Living: A Functional Approach For People With Dementia

by multiple expert presenters

0.15 CEUs

$ 34.00

This online course is designed for Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, and other caregivers of persons with dementia. It addresses characteristics found within the home and the long-term care environments that can support effective communication during activities of daily living. The environment can support communication when it helps people know what to expect, puts them in a situation that will trigger the right pattern, uses multi-sensory strategies to provide information, and reduces distracting stimulation. Participants will learn practical ideas for low-cost interventions that can help improve communication functioning and quality of life for persons with dementia. Offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 contact hours.  

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.

Course Format: Text and case studies.

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the impacts of environment on communication.
  • List the process of environmental assessment.
  • Identify simple environmental interventions that will improve 
communication and activities of daily living for persons with dementia.

 

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to
receive a certificate of completion.

AOTA

OT Process: Intervention

OT Process: Outcomes

Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Florida. With grants from the National Institutes of Aging and the Alzheimer's Association, she is currently investigating interventions for spousal and nursing home caregivers.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial  Michelle Bourgeois is the author of My Book of Memories, which is published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments. 

Financial — Michelle Bourgeois is co-presenter of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Michelle Bourgeois has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

 


Carrie Bruce, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and an Assistive Technology Practitioner. She serves as a co-investigator in the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations and provides support to other sponsored projects related to accessibility, disability, and design. Ms. Bruce has been working in the field of rehabilitation and assistive technology for ten years, with expertise in modifications related to communication devices and computer access technologies used. Her recent work includes descriptive analyses of assessment instruments with a person-environment fit focus, development of a workplace accommodations assessment, classification of environmental features in informal learning environments, and investigation on universally designed exhibit interpretation.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial — Carrie Bruce is the author of educational resources and online courses offered by I.D.E.A.S.; receives consulting fees and royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Carrie Bruce has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

 


Jennifer A. Brush, MA, CCC-SLP, is an award-winning Dementia Educator, author and consultant. Passionate about enriching the lives of people with dementia, Jennifer is on a mission to put the focus of care on the person’s preferences, interests and abilities. With her 25 years of industry experience, including leading countless live national and international trainings, facilitating ground-breaking research, and managing innovative person-centered care projects for The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation, Jennifer flawlessly bridges the gap between care communities and the individuals they serve. Jennifer serves on the Association Montessori International Advisory Board for Montessori for Aging and Dementia and is the only person in the US teaching this international program.

Jennifer is the author of 5 nationally recognized books on dementia including the silver-medal winning Creative Connections in Dementia Care and I Care, the gold-medal winning work that also received a 5-star rating as a Reader Favorite. Jennifer is widely known for her revolutionary work in the Spaced Retrieval memory intervention, pioneering this area of study and publishing 2 books on the subject.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Jennifer Brush is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Jennifer Brush is presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees. 

Financial — Jennifer Brush is author of "Meal Time Matters" and "Meal Time Matters at Home"; receives royalties.
 
Financial  Jennifer Brush is author of "A Therapy Technique for Improving Memory: Spaced Retrieval"
and "Environment and Communication Assessment Toolkit"; receives royalties.
 
Financial — Jennifer Brush is an editor and author for IDEAS Institute; receives consulting fees. 
 
Financial — Jennifer Brush is owner of Brush Development; ownership interests. 
 
Nonfinancial — Jennifer Brush has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

 


Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D, is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. After completing an A.B. in psychology at Kenyon College, she received her Masters and Ph.D. of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment—social and organizational as well as physical—particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for cognitively impaired older Americans, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad. She has recently served on several design juries, which seek to identify state of the art facilities in both health care and long term care. She has published extensively, and her book Design for Dementia: Planning Environments for the Elderly and the Confused was the first comprehensive design guide for special care units. Most recently she developed a four-volume book set titled Creating Successful Dementia Care Settings (see product page for information). Dr. Calkins has served as Principal Investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health. She is also Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Institute on Aging and Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial — Margaret Calkins is the author of educational resources and online courses offered by I.D.E.A.S., Inc; receives salary, royalties, and has ownership interests. 

Nonfinancial — Margaret Calkins has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

 


Robin L. Chilton, MBA, OTR/L, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at Cleveland State University.  She is a licensed and registered occupational therapist who has been working in the field of geriatrics for over 15 years. In 2011 Ms. Chilton was awarded a grant from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE): 1) to promote health careers in gerontology for undergraduate and graduate students, and 2) to conduct a needs assessment for the purpose of determining possible curriculum modifications and/or enhancements to meet the demands of the current geriatric climate.  Ms. Chilton was also responsible for developing and implementing a Service Learning Program that provides occupational therapy students with the opportunity to plan and facilitate task-oriented groups with economically disadvantaged African American older adults at an inner city adult day care center. 

 


Speaker Disclosure:

Financial — Author of online CEU courses offered by I.D.E.A.S., Inc; receives consulting fee. 

Nonfinancial — Robin Chilton has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 


Intended Audience

  • Nurse
  • OT
  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 1.5 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.


AOTA: Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. #4095.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

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:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 07/31/2014.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: 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.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

  • More FAQ: Please click here.

More Offerings by: Michelle Bourgeois

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e60 Cognitive Communication Strategies For Dementia
Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
0.15 $34.00
e124 A Functional Approach for Achieving Meaningful Goals with Persons with Dementia
Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Mary Casper, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
0.3 $59.00

More Offerings by: Jennifer Brush

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e07 Dysphagia Practice: Moving Toward More Comprehensive Treatment Protocols
Robert Arnold, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP and Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP
1.2 $149.00
e111 Making The Most of Mealtime: Helping Older Adults Compensate for Sensory Impairment During Meals
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP
0.1 $24.00
e112 I Care: Educating Professional And Family Care Partners Of People With Dementia
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Kerry Mills, MPA
0.1 $24.00
e124 A Functional Approach for Achieving Meaningful Goals with Persons with Dementia
Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Mary Casper, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
0.3 $59.00
e141 Creative Connections in Dementia Care: Engaging Activities To Enhance Communication for People with Dementia
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Rev. Katie Norris, M.Div
0.2 $39.00
e142 Navigating Neurocognitive Disorders: Step-by-Step Identification, Evaluation, Intervention and Collaboration
Jeanette Benigas, PhD, CCC-SLP and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Kelsey Loushin, LICDC-CS, CDP and Rev. Katie Norris, M.Div
0.85 $129.00
e154 Perspectives on Dysphagia Service Delivery: All About Treatment
Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S and Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Jacqueline Hind, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Marta Kazandjian, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jan Lewin, PhD,CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Christy Ludlow, PhD, CCC-SLP and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP and Jay Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD and Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
2.0 $199.00

Products

  Title Price  
I Care $14.00
A Clinician's Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia $49.00

More Offerings by: Margaret Calkins

Products

  Title Price  
A Clinician's Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia $49.00

"The discussion on environmental design strategies was most beneficial." - R.P., 11/12/2016

"The info was relevant to my daily caseload." - K.P., 11/10/2016

"I enjoyed the case studies and treatment plan examples." - M.C., 11/6/2016

"I like the visual examples of environmental modifications." - B.H., 10/30/2016

"I appreciated the discussion on environmental assessment." - D.L., 10/23/2016

"It was very informative. I especially enjoyed the strategies to increase oral intake." - T.S., 10/18/2016

"The visual aids were excellent." - G.F., 9/6/2016

"I liked the memory wallet and visual examples." - K.P., 7/24/2016

"Overall good information for daily use in therapy." - D.M., 5/3/2016

 

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