Working with Families of Older Language-impaired Adults
Course Learning Outcomes
- After this course, participants will be able to describe three ways adult-onset communication disorders can affect family members.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how families play a role in the rehabilitation of an adult with a communication disorder.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how age-related changes may influence work with families.
- After this course, participants will be able explain how to modify current interactions (and interventions) with family members to better address family needs.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and overview of topic, general impact of adult onset communication disorders on families|
|5-15 Minutes||Discussion of aging family systems and family roles, along with common “types” that characterize the ways individuals adapt to change|
|15-30 Minutes||Assessment of family/caregiver needs|
|30-50 Minutes||Strategies to assist family members cope more effectively with the consequences of communication impairment for their lives|
|50-55 Minutes||Guidelines for clinical interactions in working with families to improve service delivery|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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