#e237 Mild Cognitive Impairment: Early Indicators And Clinical Interventions
Kathryn Bayles, PhD, CCC-SLP (Retired)
Language performance deficits are early indicators of MCI, and SLPs are uniquely qualified to identify those at risk for MCI and provide clinical intervention. Early identification is vital to delay or prevent progression to dementia, and diagnostic criteria and test performance cutoffs are now available. This course focuses on cognitive impairment and provides an overview of what cognition is, how memory is formed, types of memory, and a substantive segment on treatments and how they relate to the principles of neuroplasticity.