Speech-language pathologists are concerned with providing efficient and effective services that bring about meaningful change in the lives of the individuals and families they serve. Too often, the more severely involved patient challenges the clinician's ability to reveal communication competency. This presentation will focus on a dynamic functional approach to assessment with individuals, with moderate to severe aphasia post-stroke, and their communication partners. We'll spend time discussing the impact of masked cognitive and communicative competency, maximizing the use of multiple modalities of communication in our assessment, and highlighting measures of quality of life. Remarkable examples of assessment discoveries will be presented, along with future directions in intervention.
- 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|
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