Learn about "The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Role in FTD Care" during a webinar on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The presentation, hosted by The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), will be from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern (1:00-2:30 p.m. Pacific).
This webinar will discuss how speech-language pathologists (SLPs) help persons diagnosed with FTD and their families. It will also cover how to develop a functional plan of care to increase participation in daily activities.
Becky Khayum, MS, CC-SLP, of Cognitive Concierge, will talk about ways SLPs can address cognitive challenges, including speaking, comprehension, reading, writing, memory, insight, and behavioral changes. Additionally, she will describe how SLPs work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to develop care approaches for individuals living at home, in assisted living, or in skilled nursing.
She will share strategies for different frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) syndromes, including primary progressive aphasia (PPA), behavioral variant FTD (bvFTD), and the movement disorders.
Topics covered will include:
- The role of the speech-language pathologist in providing person-centered care
- The five evidence-based interventions to target communication, cognition, and behavioral changes related to FTD.
- How technology may be used to support person-centered, evidence-based interventions
This online event can handle up to 500 attendees. Pre-registration is required. Registration is limited and is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are unable to watch the webinar live, the presentation will be recorded and can be viewed on the AFTD website within one week of its broadcast.
About Becky Khayum
Becky Khayum, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in providing person-centered care for people living with different types of dementia. In 2009, she co-founded MemoryCare Corporation, a therapy company specializing in providing care for families in the Chicago area who are coping with dementia. In 2020, Becky co-founded Cognitive Concierge, where she currently works with clients across the country as a Cognitive Ambassador.
Becky previously served as an adjunct instructor at the Northwestern Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease, where she collaborated on research initiatives in the areas of telehealth and PPA. She speaks nationally to train healthcare providers and families on how to creatively use high-tech and low-tech strategies to address common problems associated with aphasia, memory loss, and behavioral challenges.