Assessment of Individuals with Moderate-Severe Aphasia
Course Learning Outcomes
- Participants will be able to identify obstacles and approaches to revealing cognitive and communicative competency, and the resultant impact of masked competency.
- Participants will be able to define the relevance of quality of life measures.
- Participants will be able to identify tools, techniques and resources to evaluate multi-modality communication.
|0-5 Minutes||Overview of the learning objectives and rationale for focus|
|5-10 Minutes||Definitions and data|
|10-20 Minutes||Impact of aphasia and masked competency|
|20-30 Minutes||Relevancy of our assess and intervention - considerations of quality of life (QOL)|
|30-40 Minutes||Multi-modality approach to assessment|
|40-50 Minutes||Looking for relative strengths - the power of clinical observation|
|50-55 Minutes||Future considerations for intervention|
|55-60 Minutes||Questions & Answers|
Nancy B. Alarcon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Nancy serves as the Director of the U.W. Speech and Hearing Clinic, a free-standing outpatient clinic which serves as an integral part of the Dept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington. In addition as a member of the faculty for 18 years, she specializes in adult neurologic communication disorders.
As part of her clinical responsibilities, Nancy supervises graduate students in their adult neuro practica, primarily directing students as they provide services to individuals with aphasia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, and cognitive-communication disability as a result of acquired or progressive degenerative disorders. Her philosophy for intervention has emphasized functional relevance of treatment objectives, maximizing modalities of communication, family/communication partner intervention, group treatment, and community networking.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
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