When an SLP first meets an older adult with dementia and a cognitive-communication
disorder, many questions arise. What is the nature of the person’s
communication problems? What are the causes and contributors to the problems?
How are the problems affecting the person’s ability to participate in everyday
life activities? What is the most effective, evidence-based, and
person-centered approach to answering these questions? In this video course,
Tammy Hopper discusses cognitive-communication disorders related to dementia and provides ideas
to help SLPs select the most appropriate screening or assessment for individual
You will be able to:
the demographics of dementia
the most common causes of dementia and identify their cognitive-communication
screening and assessment methods appropriate for individuals with the most
common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s dementia
results of screening and assessment measures, and use these results to inform
This course is part of a two-course set that explores assessment and intervention for cognitive-communication disorders related to dementia. Check out the companion course, Intervention Strategies for People With Dementia and Cognitive-Communication Disorders, available with your ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.
This course is also part of a Learning Path: Assessing and Treating Individuals With Dementia.
What is a learning path? A learning path is a curated set of courses on an essential topic, designed for you to take in order—or in whatever order you wish—as you have time in your schedule. Our learning paths identify sets of key courses so you can get on your way to mastering particular areas of practice according to your needs, priorities, and interests.
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
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