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Webinar: The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Role in FTD Care

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

How can speech-language pathologists (SLPs) help individuals and their family members who are coping with a diagnosis of FTD? This presentation will describe how SLPs can develop a practical roadmap that targets a person-centered, functional plan of care to increase meaningful life participation in daily activities.

Becky Khayum, MS, CCC-SLP will discuss strategies for different FTD syndromes, including primary progressive aphasia, behavioral variant FTD, and the movement disorders. She will talk about ways SLPs can treat many types of cognitive challenges, including speaking, comprehension, reading, writing, memory, insight, and behavioral changes. Finally, she will describe how SLPs work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to develop care approaches for individuals across living environments (at home, assisted living or skilled nursing).

Learning Outcomes:

1. The learner will be able to describe the role of the speech-language pathologist in providing person-centered care for families living with FTD.
2. The learner will be able to describe five evidence-based interventions to target communication, cognition, and behavioral changes related to FTD.
3. The learner will be able to describe how technology may be creatively utilized to support person-centered, evidence-based interventions for an individual living with FTD.

Register here. If you are unable to watch the webinar as it streams live, the presentation will be recorded and archived on our website within one week of broadcast. (Click here to view our entire catalog of Educational Webinars.)