Individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) comprise the fastest growing clinical population in the United States and worldwide because of the tsunami of individuals with dementia producing diseases and those with sports and combat-related head injuries (CTE). Early identification is vital to delay or prevent progression to dementia and diagnostic criteria and test performance cutoffs are now available. Language performance deficits are early indicators of MCI and Speech-Language Pathologists are uniquely qualified to assess those at risk for MCI and provide clinical intervention if needed. This course has four parts: (1) overview of cognition, (2) DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, (3) evidence-based early indicators, (4) clinical objectives and cognitive-science based strategies for triggering neuroplasticity and building cognitive reserve. This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 contact hours.
Run Time: 3:00:37
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation; Cognitive Skills, Client Factors, Performance Skills
OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention; Analysis of occupational performance; Develop intervention plan & approaches
Financial — Kathryn Bayles is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Kathryn Bayles has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
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.
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.
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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 My Online 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 Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.
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.
What is an Online Course? Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any device, via your NorthernSpeech.com online account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%), a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.
Receiving CEUs: Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to CEUs earned online.
Registering for an online course: You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.
Accessing your purchased course or returning to a purchased course: You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the My Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click the course you would like to start or to resume. From there, proceed through the course sections until you are ready to complete the post test. You do not have to complete your course all at once. You may log on and off as you wish.
Testing requirements: Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.
Number of CEUs offered: 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.
Course formats: Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page.
Course handouts: Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file.
Group discounts: 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.
Computer requirements: For our online courses to function best, we recommend that you update your computer to include the newest version of your Internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc.) and newest version of your computer's operating system. Also a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (cable or DSL). Speakers or headphones will be required for many of our courses as many contain audio components.
Course Cancellation Policy: A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded.
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"The discussion on benefits of repeated repetition on learning and memory and excellent breakdown of memory types with graphic representation. I liked the presenter's knowledge on the topic, updated research on MCI, and use of photo example to demonstrate elaborative encoding techniques." – E.O. (Feb. 2020)
"Going over how depression and anxiety affect cognition was most beneficial." – J.B. (Feb. 2020)
"I appreciated going over HOA vs MCI Status and strategies for working with MCI individuals." – C.W. (Feb. 2020)
"I enjoyed the neuroprotective exercise and addition to social cognition for testing." – S.R. (Feb. 2020)
"The discussion of diet and exercise in conjunction with cognitive therapy was most helpful. I liked that I could complete the course at my leisure!" – S.H. (Jan. 2020)
"The examples were excellent, and I now have a better understanding of the concepts. Going over the differentiating differences in decline in normal aging versus MCI versus dementia was most beneficial." – L.M. (Jan. 2020)
"Fascinating topic! I appreciated the discussion on repeated recall vs re reading for improved retention of info." – L.L. (Dec. 2019)
"I enjoyed the discussions of the prevalence of MCI, impact of MCI, and our role as SLPs in assisting in earlier identification and treatment." – L.M. (Dec. 2019)
"The presenter did an excellent job with visuals to assist the learner! Overall, this is an excellent course for clinicians in any setting who are tasked with managing MCI in teens or adults! She details information that helps to sharpen one's understanding of the neurological bases for the deficits that we assess and treat. She also helps clinicians to consider the whole patient (e.g. being mindful of the Pt's eating, sleeping, exercise habits), as this contributes to their ability to benefit from cognitive treatment." – A.D. (Nov. 2019)