SAC Workshop: Communication Interventions for People with Dementia: Evidence-Based Practice

In Person
Tammy Hopper, PhD, R-SLP, CCC-SLP
May 12 2017
Event Type: 
Live Event
British Columbia
Speech-Language Pathology
SAC Event: 
CEE Eligible: 
PD Hub Category: 

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (PST)

City: Richmond, BC

Venue: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

Please take note that guest rooms are available at a special rate of $185 per night plus taxes.  This special rate is only available until Apr. 11, 2017 and is subject to availability. Parking at the hotel is complimentary, however you must reserve parking and enter your vehicle license plate at this link BEFORE you arrive at the hotel. 


SAC Members & Associates

Non-Members and Associates

Regular Registration Fee 

Regular Registration Fee 

$279 member

$429 member

$179 communication health assistant associate

$309 communication health assistant associate

$139 student associate

$214 student associate

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given after April 12, 2017. A $60 administration fee will apply to ALL refunds. All refunds will be issued after the workshop.

Register online today. (Space is limited!)


Intended audience: Speech-language pathologists

Age groups: Adult (18-64) and geriatric (64+)

Level: Intermediate (Assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)


Dr. Hopper will share the latest information on the disorder of dementia, with a focus on practical, evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques for speech-language pathologists to use with their clients and patients across the continuum of care.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the demographics of dementia.
  2. Explain different causes of dementia, including diagnostic terminology.
  3. Discuss cognitive-communication functioning in common types of dementia.
  4. Describe assessment approaches to determine individual needs and directions for treatment.
  5. Use different treatment techniques and summarize research evidence associated with their use.

This workshop is eligible for SAC CEEs.

Presenter Biography

Tammy Hopper, PhD, R-SLP, CCC-SLP

Tammy Hopper is a speech-language pathologist and professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta. Dr. Hopper has conducted research with individuals with dementia for 20 years and has an extensive record of publications and research funding in this area.