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Course Description

Communication links all human beings together. As individuals age, their ability to perceive information through their senses is often distorted or impaired. Age-related sensory changes impact the quality of life and the quality of communication.

Course Purpose

The goal of this course is to provide the health care professional with an overview of the types of speech and hearing disorders that affect communication in aging adults. Causes of communication disorders, common types of interventions available for the individual with communication disorders, and the role of the health care provider in detecting and preventing communication disorders will be presented.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe disorders of vocal abuse and misuse.
  2. Describe symptoms of vocal cord paralysis.
  3. Describe a common fluency problem.
  4. State the two main types of aphasias.
  5. Differentiate between Wernicke’s aphasia, anomic aphasia, Broca’s aphasia, and global aphasia.
  6. List ways for family members to communicate effectively with the aphasic individual.
  7. Describe the process of hearing.
  8. Identify causes of hearing loss.
  9. Describe types of hearing loss.
  10. Describe other causes of communication disorders, including traumatic brain injuries, cerebrovascular accidents, and environmental injuries due to noise,Examine several types of effective interventions used for individuals with communication disorders, including augmentation and alternative communication, sign language, assistive listening devices, cochlear implants, and adult aural rehabilitation.
  11. State the role of the health care provider in the detection and prevention of communication disorders.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Behavioral Health
  • Brain Health
  • Case Management
  • Community Health
  • Gerontology
  • Home Health
  • Long-Term Care
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychiatric Health
  • Social Work
  • Stress Management
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Texas
  • Cost: $21.00

  • Contact Hours: 2.10

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.21

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