This course provides speech-language pathologists with an understanding of how multiple sclerosis (MS) impacts speech, language, cognition, and swallowing. Learners will understand how to perform a comprehensive assessment of patients with MS and address short- and long-term needs associated with this chronic and often progressive disease. Interprofessional team involvement to achieve best outcomes will be discussed.
0.10 ASHA CEUs
Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview
Description of Multiple Sclerosis
Types of MS
Typical SLP Evaluation and Treatment
Section 3: SLP Evaluation for Dysarthria
Jennifer’s Speech Concern
Section 4: SLP Evaluation for Language and Cognitive Deficits
Is There a Language Deficit?
Jennifer’s Speech, Language, and Cognitive Diagnosis
Section 5: SLP Evaluation of Dysphagia
Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures
Jennifer’s Swallowing Ability
Section 6: Additional Considerations
Interprofessional Team Collaboration
Community Resources and Support
Section 7: Conclusion
Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University and her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Alabama. She worked with clients of all ages and a variety of diagnostic conditions in school, hospital, skilled nursing facility, outpatient clinic, and home health settings. In her previous role as a national clinical director for a large contract therapy company, she created training programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology related to the clinical rehabilitation needs of older adults in post-acute care. She currently draws upon her expertise in her role at Relias as Lead Subject Matter Expert Writer for Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Disclosure: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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