presented by Ellen Hickey
Financial: Ellen Hickey receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Ellen Hickey has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Ellen Hickey, PhD, CCC-SLP
Ellen Hickey is an associate professor at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She received her doctorate in speech language pathology from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 2000. Dr. Hickey's teaching focuses on motor speech disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and the treatment of cognitive and language disorders in adults. Dr. Hickey's…Read full bio
1. Introduction to Environmental Treatment Approach
In the first chapter of this course, participants will learn to apply social models to the treatment of persons with dementia and identify tools to assess the physical and social environment.
2. Modifying the Physical Environment
In this chapter, with tools for assessing the physical environment established, participants will learn to incorporate changes to lighting, acoustics, furniture, music and even the addition of plants and animals in supportive environments for persons experiencing dementia.
3. Modifying the Social Environment
In the final chapter of this course, participants will learn to apply their assessment of clients’ social environments. Participants will be able to describe the evidence for partner training, be able to explain partner training approaches for family and staff, and describe the use of volunteers to promote additional engagement for persons with dementia.