Peggy Watson, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a practicing speech-language pathologist with more than 20 years of experience working with the geriatric population. She currently works for Select Rehabilitation Hospital, Denton, Texas. Watson specializes in non-pharmacological dementia management using evidence-based interventions, including the areas of Validation, Reminisce, Spaced Retrieval, Sensory and Montessori. Watson shares her vast knowledge through a compelling presentation complete with personal experiences, videos and an interactive goal writing lab. She and her colleague, Nancy Shadowens, developed this dementia program and the course has been successful on all levels of expectation for all settings including inpatient and outpatient. Watson and Shadowens co-authored an article published in Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists. They have co-written two books, one for therapists, providing a step-by-step guide to achieve successful outcomes, Dementia Therapy & Program Development; and one for caregivers, Dementia Loving Care with a Therapeutic Benefit. Watson has presented this dementia program nationally and internationally, and for state and national conventions. She is licensed in the states of Texas and Colorado and is a member of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She is co-owner of Consultants in Dementia Therapy PLLC, a company founded to be a resource for therapists responsible for helping people with dementia achieve their highest level of function.
Financial: Peggy Watson receives compensation as co-owner and author for Consultants in Dementia Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Peggy Watson has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.