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SLP Course Details

Course # 5463
Language in Normal Aging

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

Course Abstract

Communication is fundamental for the older adult’s quality of life. Communication styles and language abilities change with age. Normal age changes in language ability will be presented, with an emphasis on age-related changes at the discourse level and their impact on communication ability.
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This course was recorded on June 26, 2012


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe age-related changes in microlinguistic and macrolinguistic processes at the discourse level.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain how communication style and intent of communication changes across the adult lifespan.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe differences between age-related changes in older adults' language abilities and disease-related changes.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes Introduction and overview of language and discourse processes
15-45 Minutes Discussion of specific discourse, communication, and language changes across the adult lifespan
45-55 Minutes Review of recent empirical evidence differentiating normal changes in language from disease-related changes in language in the older adult
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(98 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Dawn on November 22, 2014
interesting topic. new to me
Review by: Melanie on October 1, 2014
the content
Review by: Kelly on January 13, 2014
The course content was clear and very relevant to my work with older adults.
Review by: Laura on August 30, 2013
Clear definitions and examples and pertinent applications.
Review by: Jaden on May 30, 2013
Good information about aging and language. I would have liked a little more clinical information.
Review by: Cynthia on May 8, 2013
Very interesting topic
Review by: Alexandra on April 27, 2013
A lot of new vocabulary....hard to keep it streight
Review by: Timothy on December 18, 2012
Slides followed material and presenter was knowledgable
Review by: Mary Angela on December 16, 2012
The subject matter, the manner in which the speaker presented the information
Review by: nick on December 9, 2012
Well presented
Review by: Carol on November 1, 2012
Lots of information...good us of examples...
Review by: Tina on November 1, 2012
Good update on info
Review by: Kristen on September 27, 2012
Relevant examples
Review by: Patricia on September 24, 2012
I am very interested in this topic as I am in regular contact with an aging population.
Review by: Paula on September 15, 2012
Clear, concise, interesting
Review by: Evanna on September 12, 2012
Great content
Review by: Dawn on September 4, 2012
The clear, sequential presentation of the material
Review by: barbara on July 10, 2012
examples b/t young and old storytellers

Course Information

This is an audio recording of a Live Webinar.

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Course Presenter

heather harris wright

Heather Harris Wright, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Heather Harris Wright is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University.  Her research focus includes assessment and treatment of persons with aphasia and identifying the influence of cognitive function on language processing in aphasia and across the adult lifespan. She is PI on an NIH/NIA R01 grant investigating the interaction among cognitive operations and linguistic components of discourse processing in cognitively healthy adults across the lifespan.  Dr. Wright is also an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and will be the North American Editor for Aphasiology beginning July 1, 2012. She has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences and has been published in several journals including Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, Aphasiology, and Brain and Language.

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

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Basic Communication Processes; 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, Basic Communication Processes 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.

SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

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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