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

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

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. 

Fees

SAC Members & Associates

Non-Members and Associates

Early Bird Registration Fee (on or before April 12, 2017)

Regular Registration Fee (after April 12, 2017)

Early Bird Registration Fee (on or before April 12, 2017)

Regular Registration Fee (after April 12, 2017)

$229 member

$279 member

$379 member

$429 member

$129 communication health assistant associate

$179 communication health assistant associate

$259 communication health assistant associate

$309 communication health assistant associate

$114 student associate

$139 student associate

$189 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!)

Description

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.)

Abstract:

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.