ALS is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease that impacts cognition and swallowing. This seminar builds on the basic knowledge of ALS with more in depth discussion of types and subtypes and predisposing factors. Diagnostic procedures and symptoms will be reviewed. Diagnostic procedures and symptoms of early and later stages of ALS will be presented. Medications and complementary alternative medications including nutraceuticals will be discussed as well as possible interactions. Although exercise had been contraindicated, research indicates potential benefits of mild to moderate-intensity exercise. The role of respiratory exercise and tongue exercises will be discussed with benefits reported in research studies.
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- What is ALS?
- Types and Subtypes
- Predisposing factors and theories
- Impact on cognition and swallowing with disease progression
- Importance of mouth care, medications and complementary alternative medicine, nutraceuticals
- Interventions for cognition diet modifications role of therapeutic exercise for ALS
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on improved patient care and therapy.
- Identify 3 symptoms of ALS
- Recognize the impact of ALS on cognition and swallowing
- Identify potential drug-drug and drug-herb interactions
- Identify a therapy plan for cognition and dysphagia
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Speech Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Denise Dougherty is employed by a private practice working with children and adults and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.