Creative, Evidence-Based Methods for Conversing with Residents with Communication Challenges

How do we communicate with older adults whose ability to speak, write, read or understand speech is impaired? In this one-hour webinar recording, Speech-Language Pathology experts Kelly Knollman-Porter PhD, CCC-SLP and Vanessa Burshnic, PhD, CCC-SLP discuss common reasons for communication challenges and demonstrate low-tech, low-cost solutions that can make a real difference in daily life for older adults!

The 45-minute webinar recording covers: 

  • How effective communication enhances person-centered care 
  • Cognitive, hearing and vision changes that can affect communication for older adults
  • Successful tools to overcome communication challenges, such as gestures, reminder cards, memory books, communication boards, wayfinding and orientation cues, and more
  • Handling complex case examples drawn from direct clinical experience.

Presenters: Speech-Language Pathologists Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP, Miami University, and Vanessa Burshnic, PhD, CCC-SLP, Duke University