Presenter: Jennifer A. Brush, MA, CCC-SLP
– D.B., prior course participant
Our memories are important – they make us who we are and allow us to actively participate in the world around us. Imagine what it might be like to sit at a table with someone and have no idea if you have met them before. Picture what it might be like to get lost driving home, a route you have taken every day for twenty years. People living with memory impairment struggle every day to make sense of the world. SLPs are in a unique position to assist individuals to compensate for these deficits and to be more fully engaged in life.
This course will identify the roles and responsibilities of the SLP related to memory loss and compare and contrast some of the diseases that cause symptoms of dementia and memory loss. It provides a comprehensive review of formal assessment tools and treatment planning options appropriate for persons with memory loss associated with dementia. Learn commonly used screening and assessment tools and evidence-based, best therapy practices for person-centered care. Content is most beneficial for SLPs working in ALFs or SNFs.
Course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs – 2.5 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 2:30:02
– P.B., prior course participant
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 in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"Course was concise. I liked the information on differential diagnosis of the most common types of dementias." A.B. (Sep. 2023)
"I found both the assessment and intervention sections to be most useful. Clear explanations and examples for each section discussed." S.H. (Jul. 2023)
"Activities to help clients use in independent living were beneficial. I liked the variety of tests available to ensure skill levels for several memory loss disabilities." T.E. (Jul. 2023)
"I thought this was a well-balanced and clearly presented course. The background information is necessary to understand the decisions in what to assess and treat. The treatment strategies were clearly presented, and the examples were helpful. This presentation was very well organized. I find that structure supports learning new information. Well done." S.P. (Jul. 2023)
"Discussion of types of memory was beneficial. The last section was very practical." M.M. (May 2023)
"I liked how this course explored different treatment methods and evaluations." C.E. (May 2023)
"The information was presented clearly and concisely. I liked the in-depth assessments." E.H. (Apr. 2023)
"Assessments and Montessori for Aging interventions were beneficial. All of this content is extremely relevant to my future practice in long-term care facilities and assisted living communities." S.L. (Apr. 2023)
"Information was beneficial about types of memory disorders, neurocognitive disorders, and person-centered approaches. I liked the discussion on identifying and diagnosing." M.R. (Apr. 2023)
"I found the person-centered care most beneficial. I liked the Montessori practices being discussed." A.R. (Mar. 2023)
"Very detailed with examples." B.S. (Feb. 2023)
"Course was concise, clearly presented, and not overly verbal in the style of presentation." A.H. (Dec. 2022)
"Jennifer Brush presented several common types of Dementia in a compare and contrast format. I found this very helpful as a great overview and review for observation of behaviors and symptoms. The presentation of evaluations was also beneficial as we reviewed the different types, considering assessment and treatment over time." A.H. (Dec. 2022)
"I thought the presenters did a great job of organizing and presenting their information in a logical, easy to follow pattern. The handouts were also very helpful." K.S. (Dec. 2022)
"Provided excellent changes to make to physical environment." R.R. (Dec. 2022)
"The comparison and contrast between types of dementia, and the review on types of assessments was beneficial. I liked how the topic was presented with examples." L.D. (Dec. 2022)
"Learning the different types of memory and how to change the environment of the memory patient was beneficial." Z.N. (Dec. 2022)
"Very easy to follow course. I liked the cognitive assessments." J.M. (Dec. 2022)
"Learning the different types and stages of memory was great, and so were the visual and verbal discussions." G.S. (Dec. 2022)
"Practical examples. I liked the well described definitions of each form of memory and the examples of spaced retrieval." R.K. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the section that contrasted the different types of dementia and what qualities might be seen in each type." C.K. (Dec. 2022)
"I learned from all the topics discussed - identification of all memories and treatment." J.H. (Nov. 2022)
"I liked the breakdown of different therapy approaches. The topic was useful and engaging." L.W. (Nov. 2022)
"A good review of all different types of memory with some ideas for strategies to utilize during treatment." A.P. (Nov. 2022)
"Good information about observation, assessment and treatment options. I liked the information about the Montessori method of planning and setting up the environment." C.B. (Nov. 2022)
"Very clear presentation of the information." H.K. (Oct. 2022)
"The detailed review of the different types of memory; assessment tools; discussion on differentiating types of dementia; and the functional approach to providing care for people with dementia will all be beneficial in my daily practice." S.D. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the person-centered approach." S.G. (Oct. 2022)
"This course consisted of practical strategies for working with people with significant memory impairment. I appreciated how she differentiated the different types of dementia. This course was easy to listen to, good information, and practical." D.B. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked the demonstration of how every module is used in real-life situations. And understanding memory and the evidence-based interventions." P.B. (Sept. 2022)
"The overall descriptions of neurocognitive disorders and descriptions of person centered approaches were good to learn. I like the ability to replay sections for clarification." B.M. (Sept. 2022)
"Practical examples of therapy/spaced retrieval." R.W. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked the practical treatment strategies." M.T. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked learning the descriptions of memory disorders - gaining knowledge of variety of memory disorders." A.L. (Aug. 2022)
"The information on differences between different dementia types and approaches to treatment was beneficial to my daily practice." K.F. (Aug. 2022)
"Looking in depth at assessments, learning about Montessori programs for LTACS! I had no idea these were things and they make me so hopeful for my residents." M.S. (Aug. 2022)
"Thorough overview of different types of memory as well as different disorders with a dementia component. The evidence-based interventions were also valuable." A.C. (July 2022)
"I took this course because I have friends and family members who are experiencing MCI, and as a school-based SLP, I have not worked with adults with memory disorders. I want to be able to help my family members and make recommendations to friends, so that is how I will utilize the information from this course in my daily practice. Loved the refresher on types of memory followed by types of Neurocognitive disorders. I liked the personal examples and case studies." E.R. (July 2022)
"I liked the detailed information and practical suggestions for treatment, and daily living activities critical to these patients." A.S. (July 2022)
"Presenters were knowledgeable and organized." Y.B.-K. (July 2022)
"Organized material that can readily be applied – MoCA assessment, visual/auditory strategies and validation therapy." N.E. (July 2022)
"Clear visual information. I liked the explanation of different types of memory." L.H. (July 2022)
"The section describing specific environmental modifications will be beneficial to my practice." M.C. (July 2022)
"I found all course content to be important. I found the information about assessment and evidence-based interventions to be very helpful." L.C. (June 2022)
"I liked the practical applications such as environmental modifications and spaced retrieval." J.K. (June 2022)
"The explanation of the types of dementia and their characteristics was helpful. I liked the various screening and assessment tools discussed." E.S. (June 2022)
"The discussion on types of therapeutic interventions was beneficial for my practice." A.J. (June 2022)
"Easy to understand presentation. The descriptions of the different dementia characteristics was beneficial." A.R. (June 2022)
"Reviewed important information. Very thorough course." C.B. (June 2022)
Northern Speech Services is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course
approval #37079. This eCourse is
offered at 0.25 CEUs, educational level
Introductory, . The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Northern Speech Services is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval #37079. This eCourse is offered at 0.25 CEUs, educational level Introductory, . The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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.
Financial — Jennifer Brush is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial — Jennifer Brush is the author of "Meal Time Matters" and "Meal Time Matters at Home"; receives royalties.
Financial — Jennifer Brush is the 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 the owner of Brush Development; ownership interests.
Nonfinancial — Jennifer Brush has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area).
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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.
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.
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However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.
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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.
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We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.
State licensing boards and online CEUs:
NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs 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 CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
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Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.
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