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Course # 5361
AAC and Aphasia

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This course is mobile compatible.

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

The purpose of this course is to enhance participants’ knowledge in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and aphasia with particular emphasis on recent advancements in this area. Topics include new technologies, generalization of AAC strategies, and interventions focused on AAC.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how mobile technology may be used by people with aphasia as an AAC strategy.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe 2 strategies for promoting AAC generalization.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the multimodal communication program for aphasia.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how some AAC strategies can be restorative in nature.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction and background
5-15 Minutes Overview of specific & new AAC assessment strategies for people with aphasia.
15-35 Minutes Overview of specific & new AAC strategies and devices for people with aphasia
35-55 Minutes ntervention techniques for promoting generalization of AAC strategies.
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(809 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 809 reviews

Review by: emily on June 30, 2015
Review by: Ronna on June 30, 2015
information that i didn't know
Review by: Nancy on June 21, 2015
This course was "good" because it provided useful diagnostic and therapeutic information about AAC and aphasia.
Review by: Erin on June 18, 2015
new information I had never heard of regarding use of AAC!
Review by: Anna on June 16, 2015
useful information
Review by: Marilyn Jo on June 15, 2015
A good review of information
Review by: Jennifer on June 7, 2015
great topic!
Review by: Candace on June 3, 2015
useful and relevant information
Review by: Megan on June 1, 2015
ease of access, content was very helpful for thinking about multi-modality approach, not just technology
Review by: Steven on May 25, 2015
Easy to understand, valuable information.
Review by: Macy on May 25, 2015
easy to understand
Review by: Jennifer on May 17, 2015
Love the video clips to demonstrate the treatment strategies.
Review by: Lesa on May 10, 2015
I learned so much
Review by: Heather on April 27, 2015
Review by: Patricia on April 9, 2015
Video segments to reinforce understanding
Review by: Rhonda on April 3, 2015
Review by: Fiona on April 2, 2015
good use of videos
Review by: heather on March 30, 2015
Presenter provided various forms of AAC, as high tech. Is not typically available to LTC patients.
Review by: Jacquelyn on March 26, 2015
Hierarchy lists
Review by: Karen on March 25, 2015
It was very informative regarding specific assessment tools to use and how to use information from a variety of areas to better personalize the therapeutic/augmentative tools
Review by: Tushanna on March 23, 2015
Review by: Lisa on March 15, 2015
Use of videos
Review by: Kimberly on February 28, 2015
There was a good amount of information for both assessing and choosing devices.
Review by: Maria on February 28, 2015
clear explanations of both strategies and the technology. eg. the navigation ring
Review by: Alexis on February 17, 2015
The videos provided examples of AAC devices. I also appreciated the tests appropriate for evaluating cognition.
Review by: Amanda on February 6, 2015
Excellent information with assessment and treatment interventions
Review by: Callie on February 5, 2015
well put together
Review by: Dana on February 5, 2015
Provided me with addl information as a starting point for increased learning in AAC area w/my patients
Review by: Steve on February 2, 2015
Review by: Julie on January 31, 2015
Good detail on how to do the multimodal communication training
Review by: John on January 14, 2015
Informative regarding aphasia.
Review by: Eileen on January 12, 2015
I liked finding out about specific tests and the videos were helpful.
Review by: Kerry on January 11, 2015
Organized, videos, examples
Review by: Misty on December 31, 2014
Information on tests, training and different uses of equipment
Review by: Mary Kate on December 30, 2014
This course was informative in using different multimodal AAC techniques
Review by: Melanie on December 28, 2014
Well laid out. I feel less scared of this topic!
Review by: Darlene on December 28, 2014
Excellent handout
Review by: Andrea on December 17, 2014
new information
Review by: Frances on December 17, 2014
Good concise information
Review by: kristen on December 16, 2014
Very informative. Good information to advocate for using aac.
Review by: Kathleen on December 15, 2014
Excellent information that is applicable and functional.
Review by: Anna on December 9, 2014
The techniques are helpful and valid for application in various clinical settings.
Review by: Vanessa on December 3, 2014
New Information
Review by: mary on November 30, 2014
Well organized - video presentations supported text material; good references for further learning.
Review by: Melinda on November 29, 2014
Info presented in various tests
Review by: Jennifer on November 10, 2014
The information was presented in an organized manner.
Review by: Allison on November 6, 2014
Great visual aids with the videos. Meticulously organized!
Review by: Dana on November 4, 2014
The way the examiner clearly explained what she was presenting.
Review by: Meaghan on November 4, 2014
useful information that can be integrated into treatment for patients with aphasia
Review by: Alethea on October 30, 2014
Good examples and videos
Review by: Eileen on October 26, 2014
specifics regarding how to implement use of AAC with patients
Review by: Carolyn on October 19, 2014
I got new ideas I can use with my school age kids as well as adults
Review by: Donna on October 4, 2014
I have worked with many who have had needed help following a stroke, but since my mother just had another stroke, this information is more relevant than ever.........
Review by: Kimberly on September 29, 2014
The content was good and it was a good review for me which I would recommend to anyone who has been away from the field of AAC for any length of time. I personally enjoyed being able to print out this text and read and study on vacation and then go back to computer to take my test.
Review by: Jessica on September 23, 2014
Review by: Zulemy on September 3, 2014
I like how the outline was incorporate throughout the slides as the presentation progressed, topics were crossed off.
Review by: Blanca on August 7, 2014
Presentation was done in a clear manner.
Review by: laura on August 3, 2014
I need more info on communication systems
Review by: Eve on June 13, 2014
It covered the basics in an organized and concise presentation.
Review by: Karen on June 11, 2014
Very organized and easy to follow. Great info and examples to support learning
Review by: jamie on June 9, 2014
Great information.
Review by: Laurel on June 6, 2014
Well organized. Some strategies may not be able to implemented in more acute settings.
Review by: Sharon on May 12, 2014
Thank you, great research based information for assessment and treatment. I will definitely use this with many clients!
Review by: Miriam on April 15, 2014
good overview
Review by: Brittany on March 28, 2014
The videos to explain in detail the steps. providing visuals.
Review by: Stefini on March 22, 2014
Review by: Ruth on February 13, 2014
A well-organized, clear presentation.
Review by: Michelle on February 2, 2014
Terrific information based on the latest research; very easy to digest!
Review by: Cynthia on February 2, 2014
Practical information and good explanations of how to develop it.
Review by: Mary Jane on February 2, 2014
the examples
Review by: Janice on January 31, 2014
excellent examples
Review by: Geralynn on January 5, 2014
I occasionally work with patients who have moderate to severe aphasia but I am not quite sure as to how to approach intervention. I appreciated the hierarachy of intervention that the SLP presented.
Review by: Marlene on January 5, 2014
good explanation of content
Review by: Jessica on December 30, 2013
thank you
Review by: Elizabeth on December 29, 2013
The course was interesting and informative. I always thought AAC encompassed voice output on a device and not all modalities.
Review by: amy on December 28, 2013
Review by: kathleen on December 28, 2013
Information well organized. Examples of strategies and intervention techniques provided very useful
Review by: Debra on December 28, 2013
There was a lot of information to take into consideration. I feel that this area is a weakness od mine.
Review by: Augusta on December 23, 2013
well-organized; presenter provided pertinent information on assessment tools
Review by: Lara on December 19, 2013
great, practical info
Review by: Allison on December 3, 2013
Helpful and accessible information
Review by: suzanne on December 2, 2013
very well organized
Review by: Shirley A on December 1, 2013
new and potentially useful for my setting
Review by: BEVERLY on November 27, 2013
Succinct information! Liked videos of patients using AAC. Could include some videos of facilitator training as well.
Review by: Stephanie on November 18, 2013
Review by: Debra on November 12, 2013
This course was clear, concise and informative.
Review by: Virginia on November 11, 2013
Thoroughly appreciate the detailed descriptions and information of the different AAC devices available and practical uses.
Review by: Joseph on November 3, 2013
Good review of this topic.
Review by: Daniel on November 3, 2013
terminology was 'new learning' for me
Review by: Adriana on October 28, 2013
the information about how to make sure how to star and what habilities need for, was very usefull for me.
Review by: Mary Ann on October 22, 2013
very organized, and practical info.
Review by: Jon on October 3, 2013
good overview of useful AAC tools
Review by: Amy on September 27, 2013
very well organized and presented
Review by: Summer on September 17, 2013
I don't have a good background with working with these types of clients let alone...using AAC so this gave me some basic information for where to start.
Review by: Jane on September 12, 2013
Please share....
Review by: marleah on September 11, 2013
the content was appropriate, and well arranged and presented.
Review by: John on August 12, 2013
Nice Supplement to previous course!
Review by: Amye on August 9, 2013
Excellent functional and useful information!
Review by: Katherine on August 8, 2013
Clearly presented material - presenter had a style that made the subject matter more interesting.
Review by: Johanna on July 15, 2013
organized, informative, helpful with current patient

Course Information

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Course Presenter

sarah e wallace

Sarah E Wallace, Ph.D.

Sarah E. Wallace, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Duquesne University. She teaches courses on aphasia, cognitive-communication disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Her current research interests include semantic treatments to improve word retrieval of people with aphasia as well as development of appropriate AAC strategies for people with aphasia and traumatic brain injury. She has a particular interest in methods to support navigation of high technology AAC devices and generalization of the use of AAC strategies. 

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

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Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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