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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

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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

(651 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 651 reviews

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
explainations
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 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
Na
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 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
Handouts
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 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
Review by: Jane on June 27, 2013
empasized multimodalities
Review by: scarlet on June 24, 2013
navigation ring idea
Review by: Rebecca on June 20, 2013
Varied treatment and assessment techniques
Review by: Bob on June 12, 2013
good functional basic info
Review by: Jenna on June 11, 2013
VERY COMPREHENSIVE
Review by: Mary on May 27, 2013
Well organized with excellent info
Review by: Christine on April 24, 2013
It was well organized and provided a lot of thinking material.
Review by: Lori on April 23, 2013
This course was very informative and the material was clearly presented.
Review by: Richard on April 12, 2013
information and orgnization
Review by: Laura on April 7, 2013
Material presented in a clear concise manner.
Review by: Jill on February 23, 2013
very informative
Review by: Emily on February 20, 2013
I loved all of the information on what to implement during assessment and treatment, as well as information regarding clients' common initial refusal of AAC due to fear of not focusing on verbal output.
Review by: Devra on February 11, 2013
Well organized, concisely and clearly presented
Review by: Larrietta on February 2, 2013
having the text
Review by: Kelbe on January 22, 2013
good discussion of effects of cognition upon AAC use
Review by: Donna on January 18, 2013
Specific examples and breakdown of steps
Review by: Andrew on January 9, 2013
content and opportunity to learn new information
Review by: Donna on January 9, 2013
Approprite content, well-organized. Excellent examples, videos.
Review by: Cierra on January 3, 2013
Provided detailed information on AAC use and aphasia.
Review by: Mary on January 3, 2013
I do not understand why I am having to fill this form out a second time. It was completed after I took the test.
Review by: Bryn on December 31, 2012
Use of mobile devices
Review by: Barb on December 29, 2012
very informative
Review by: Barb on December 28, 2012
Practical information
Review by: Emily on December 28, 2012
covered a lot in a small amount of time. Very efficient and helpful.
Review by: Anjenean on December 28, 2012
NA
Review by: Richard on December 27, 2012
The material was well organized which facilitated comprehension of the material.
Review by: Rocio on December 23, 2012
Clairity and organization of content, clinical relevance, information based on research and clinical experience, outstanding fluidity of information presented, inspiring, stimulating and interesting.
Review by: Dante on December 17, 2012
New ideas within modalities!
Review by: Gwen on December 17, 2012
I would have learned more from the course if the material had been presented as a video or in an audio recording.
Review by: Robin on December 17, 2012
A thorough explanation of AAC & aphasia.
Review by: Katrina on December 17, 2012
Great information from beginning to end in the process of developing AAC for people with aphasia. Good information on testing and also treatment in conjunction with use of AAC.
Review by: Renee on December 13, 2012
Interesting topic matter, not well informed about prior to this course. Very informative.
Review by: Jessica on December 12, 2012
Great examples and core information for assessment.
Review by: Carrie on December 12, 2012
easy to follow along
Review by: Mary on December 12, 2012
new info
Review by: Erica on December 11, 2012
Clear information with examples, practice applications to my current caseload.
Review by: Marie on November 28, 2012
great application and explanations clear
Review by: Jane on November 27, 2012
n/a
Review by: Heather on November 27, 2012
well organized
Review by: Susan on November 21, 2012
great info
Review by: Sara on November 18, 2012
Loved the video examples, and information of the multiple modalities of AAC
Review by: Paige on November 18, 2012
Interesting that drawing can be used to improve naming/cognitive skills and to augment verbal expression.
Review by: Shannon on November 18, 2012
new information presented well.
Review by: Diane on November 18, 2012
Provided information on assessments to use to determine if the patient is apppropriate for specific AAC devices.
Review by: Marcia on November 14, 2012
Well organized and applicable.
Review by: Alissa on November 14, 2012
Great, easy to follow handouts!
Review by: Jeannie on November 13, 2012
Gave ideas for AAC use
Review by: Jane on November 13, 2012
clear instructions on processes, with concrete examples
Review by: Laurie on November 13, 2012
Organized well, easy to follow, specific treatment strategies given.
Review by: Keri on November 8, 2012
I learned new ways of addressing deficits (drawing) while restoring and compensating at the same time.
Review by: Marjorie on November 8, 2012
Very well organized, stayed focused to the points made without extraneous diversion. Concise and practical.
Review by: Laura on November 7, 2012
Therapy techniques
Review by: Kathleen on November 5, 2012
Great content.
Review by: Debra on November 3, 2012
The assessment portion was excellent
Review by: Melissa on October 30, 2012
Great ditty on apps

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.

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

To participate in the course, complete the CEU exam and earn continuing education credit, 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.


Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

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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