2016 National Tour Dementia is Our Business Online event

Price (incl GST)
Members Single price $88.00
Non-Members Single price $176.00
Students Single price $66.00

  • Registrations close 24 hours before the expiry date
  • All delegates must be registered to participate in training and be eligible to earn PSR points
  • Registrants choosing the Member class will be contacted if they are not financial SPA members with the option to pay the difference for Non Member registration or cancel and receive a refund.
  • Each person must register - single registration cost is for each individual, not per site.
  • SPA Student members can contact SPA to organise registrations at student member rates

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Session Overview:

This event aims to provide speech pathologists with a practical and evidence-based overview of assessment and intervention options for adults with communication difficulties associated with dementia. It will also present a vision for the future regarding the design, development and creative delivery of speech pathology services to people with dementia in order to enhance quality of life outcomes for individuals living with dementia and their families. Basic knowledge of the diagnosis of dementia and the different dementia sub-types (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, Primary Progressive Aphasia) is assumed. Pre-readings are recommended for speech pathologists that were unable to attend the 2016 National Tour Workshop: Dementia is our Business.

What I will learn:

By the end of this online event the aim is that you will have an understanding of:

  • Assessment frameworks and tools that can be used to identify the communication support needs of people living with dementia and their families in hospital, community and residential aged care settings.
  • Evidence-based and theoretically driven intervention approaches that can be applied in hospital, community and residential aged care settings to address the communication support needs of individuals with dementia and their families.
  • How innovation in the aged care space can be achieved – presenting a vision and framework for future service design and development.

Who should attend?

Speech pathologists and student speech pathologists working with adult populations in hospital, community, and/or residential aged care settings. Registrants are expected to have a basic level of knowledge of dementia diagnosis and the different dementia sub-types, with pre-reading provided.

What do I need to read beforehand?

Please read the following documents / web sites:

CPD Points awarded: 1.5 PSR points


Jade Cartwright Jade Cartwright

Speech Pathology Australia