SLP Course Details
Course # 5463
Language in Normal Aging
This course is mobile compatible.
Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.
CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Basic Communication Processes; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0
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.
|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|
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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
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, 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.
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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