ANCDS Annual Meeting Speaker Spotlight: Michelle Bourgeois, PhD

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Hyatt Regency Orlando | Orlando, FL

Functional Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders - Fueling the Future


Michelle Bourgeois, PhD

Michelle S. Bourgeois, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow and GSA Fellow, is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida.  She has received numerous grants from the National Institutes of Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer's Association to evaluate memory aids and interventions for persons with dementia, aphasia, and traumatic brain injury, to investigate interventions for spousal and nursing home caregivers designed to improve the quality and quantity of communicative interactions with residents with dementia, and to develop training programs for institutional caregivers.  A clinical researcher, Dr. Bourgeois has published numerous research articles, training manuals and CDs, and books.  She was the recipient of the 2007 Barry Reisberg Award for Non-Pharmacologic Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice.

Topic #1: 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. | Historical Overview - The trajectory or evolution toward incorporation of patient-centered and integrated care in neurorehabilitation

Topic #2: 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. | Starting Points in Clinical Practice: Determining the client's priorities

Topic #3: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Engaging the Future: University partnerships, student-led programs, and leveraging volunteers

Financial: Dr. Bourgeois is a salaried professor at the University of South Florida.  She receives a consulting fee from the Center for Applied Research in Dementia and Brush Development.  She has received a speaking fee and royalties from Northern Speech Services.  She has also received royalties from Health Professions Press, Taylor & Francis, the Center for Applied Research in Dementia, ASHA and the ASHFoundation.  Her research has been funded by grants from ASHA and the ASHFoundation.  Dr. Bourgeois has received a waiver of her ANCDS conference fee and an honorarium from ANCDS for her presentation at this meeting.

Non-financial: Dr. Bourgeois is a grant reviewer for the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association.  She is a founding member of the Montessori for Aging and Dementia Committee within the Association Montessori Internationale.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Describe the history of treatment research in neurorehabilitation.
  2. Identify strategies for engaging clients in goal development and selection.
  3. Describe organizational factors for increasing engagement and adoption of evidence-based treatment approaches in a variety of settings.
  4. Describe strategies for developing partnerships with universities, students, and professional organizations to support evidence-based treatment approaches.

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