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Course # 5077
Steps to Success with Technology for Individuals with Aphasia

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This course is mobile compatible.

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

Course Abstract

This course will demonstrate: 1) the process of selecting technology/programs to support message formulation and delivery based on the communication needs and abilities of an individual with aphasia; 2) the use of supportive techniques that facilitate use of technology; 3) the steps that assure successful use of technology in everyday life. Video presentations of interventions and outcomes will be used to demonstrate ways that technology can empower individuals with aphasia to actively participate in communications with families, friends and the community.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on August 30, 2011


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 list factors to consider when selecting programs/technology for a client.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how technology can be used to facilitate message formulation and message delivery.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe supportive techniques that facilitate successful use of technology.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list specific programs that have been effective in facilitating communication for people with aphasia.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe ways mainstream technology (e.g., Skype, email, iPads) can be used by people with aphasia to engage in community.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction and Overview
5-10 Minutes Evidence-based research
10-40 Minutes Featured augmentative and treatment software
40-50 Minutes Case examples of intervention
50-55 Minutes Video presentations of intervention outcomes
55-60 Minutes Summary and Questions

Average Rating

(228 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Faye on March 27, 2015
Review by: Jennifer on March 23, 2015
The individual case studies and video examples made this presentation stronger and reinforced the presenter's objectives for the course.
Review by: Leah on March 18, 2015
The video presentations
Review by: Mary Beth on February 10, 2015
The information re: AAC programs and a review of obtaining an in depth assessment of retained language skills to "best fit" the patient
Review by: David on January 12, 2015
Speed of material, specific knowledge
Review by: kathleen on December 29, 2014
Interesting presentation, video examples
Review by: Jeanne on December 28, 2014
New information that can be used with my patients
Review by: Alison on December 26, 2014
It supports the use of technology as technique for people who have significant residual problems which traditional treatment approaches make little impact on.
Review by: Janet on December 23, 2014
Review by: Sara on November 15, 2014
Examples of clients using the strategies. Clear description of how it was done.
Review by: linda on November 10, 2014
interesting content
Review by: Maryanne on October 26, 2014
I would have liked to hear about more variety of apps, but what was presented was very thorough and clear.
Review by: Jessica on October 4, 2014
Review by: elizabeth on September 24, 2014
Very thorough and hopeful information in a field where increasing number of affected people could seem grim.Hooray for technology.
Review by: Linda on September 23, 2014
Great introduction to the possible technological programs to assist PWA.
Review by: Virginia Clipson on June 29, 2014
excellent information; good supportive videos and info.
Review by: Evonda on March 30, 2014
Great real life examples on videos
Review by: Dian on March 5, 2014
videos of clients
Review by: Melissa on February 11, 2014
thorough discussion of options, before and after videos
Review by: Rudy on February 6, 2014
The use of real life examples
Review by: Beverly on October 24, 2013
Excellent videos of clients utilizing the technology. Information was well-organized
Review by: Stacey on October 5, 2013
very funcational -
Review by: Margaret on September 26, 2013
videos of REAL pts. made it very authentic and functional
Review by: Julie on August 18, 2013
great material
Review by: Linda on June 28, 2013
because I have so many patients who have aphasia, and the information was relevant
Review by: Deborah on June 20, 2013
The presenter seem assured of her methods, materials and outcomes
Review by: Sonya on June 5, 2013
I found it helpful each software/hardware/app was broken down to help identify which clients would possibly benefit from each different source.
Review by: Julie on January 25, 2013
Very informative on technology available!
Review by: David on January 15, 2013
The client video demonstrations before and after treatment.
Review by: Nishiza on December 26, 2012
The video examples related directly to HOW the technologies were implemented for each Client
Review by: Maya on December 26, 2012
Review by: Nicole on November 11, 2012
the videos were great...
Review by: Jeanne on November 7, 2012
It was very informative. I've seen/worked with specialized technology devices, but knew nothing about websites that help people with aphasia successfully use mainstream technology devices.
Review by: mary ellen on October 23, 2012
Numerous resources and current information provided
Review by: Suzanne on October 19, 2012
Videotaped case studies were very helpful.
Review by: Christy on October 15, 2012
case studies to allow viewers to see improvement in speech abilities
Review by: Suzanne on September 26, 2012
Organization of information
Review by: Louise on July 23, 2012
Great overview, great examples.Please check question #!
Review by: Stephanie on July 5, 2012
Good resources to websites
Review by: Jaime on June 14, 2012
Very informative. Great video examples.
Review by: monica on June 7, 2012
Solid overview of the role technology can play in therapy with clients.
Review by: Barb on June 6, 2012
video examples and explanations
Review by: Kayleigh on May 21, 2012
clinical application
Review by: Ashleigh on May 21, 2012
clinical application
Review by: Huldah on May 7, 2012
Great intro. course. Seeing videos were pertinent to my better understanding.
Review by: Kyndall on May 6, 2012
the video segments showing before and after treatment
Review by: Rocio on April 30, 2012
Review by: Cynthia on April 10, 2012
The presenter did an outstanicn job of presenting information about technology and rationale and how to use it with persons with aphasia. Great handout and videos of patients over time. I am not new to the use of techology with this population, but this information is new as technology and applications have changed. Also the videos show patients who have goals that are more than wanting to just ask for food or to relate medical problems. I plan to make use of all resources given,. I did not know that some insurance companies will pay for Lingragraphica.
Review by: Joanne on March 31, 2012
this was the first one where the visuals synced with the verbal. Although the written text was delayed. I also appreciated seeing the videos
Review by: James on February 20, 2012
Good introduction of technology programs present to help patients with aphasia.
Review by: Gwyneth on January 31, 2012
Introduction to available technology and rationales for choosing
Review by: Barbara on January 13, 2012
Videos demonstrated the technologies discussed in use with great success.
Review by: Corinne on December 29, 2011
Good information to use with my current clients
Review by: Jill on December 28, 2011
The patient demonstrations! Of all the courses I have viewed on your website, this one was by far the best.
Review by: Melissa on December 27, 2011
I enjoyed the videos.
Review by: James on December 17, 2011
The course offered ideas to use with my population and possible devices for purchase
Review by: Ruthann on December 14, 2011
Very good example videos, especially the one of the speaker working with a client.
Review by: Wendy on December 13, 2011
The use of videos with clinician/client examples of program use were very helpful and gave me ideas as to practical application with my clients.
Review by: Bethel on December 11, 2011
Video examples were excellent. The presenter was realistic in showing the length of time necessary for the 3 clients to achieve their goals.
Review by: Sheryl on December 9, 2011
The examples of use of the various software programs was excellent.
Review by: Kim on December 9, 2011
thoughtful analysis of state of the art and efficient video examples to demo
Review by: Shannon on December 8, 2011
Lots of good technological information that can help patients with aphasia.
Review by: Laura on December 3, 2011
Handouts could have been more detailed- i found myself pausing the program often to take notes
Review by: Marcia on November 25, 2011
well organized and useful for evaluating technology to benefit aphasics. Use of the video's to show differences in unaided and aided communication was very effective.
Review by: Julie on November 13, 2011
Relevant! Video examples very helpful!
Review by: Joyce on November 12, 2011
Excellent combination of research and technology!
Review by: Shelly on November 4, 2011
Concise information and practical suggestions
Review by: Michelle on October 25, 2011
up-to date info on technology available
Review by: Josephine on October 22, 2011
It updated my information regarding technology programs I can use in therapy. I also liked the selection process and the use of utube. It was very realistic regarding some families limited use as trainers.
Review by: Leslie on October 20, 2011
Exciting new information to me, presented very well with good additional resources given.
Review by: Carey on October 13, 2011
the before and after videos
Review by: Meghan on October 11, 2011
Enjoyed learning more about assistive technology for people with aphasia
Review by: MILITZA on October 11, 2011
It sounde like she read the whole thing, that was not good
Review by: Jennifer on October 9, 2011
web sites made availalble links
Review by: Karyn on October 8, 2011
The inclusion of research findings and website addresses provided solid resources. The programs that were featured seemed to be practical ones in terms of accessibility and affordability. The case examples presented the interventions in a clear, personal, and more compelling way than the descriptions alone. The course topic really promotes the idea of advancement, which is the core principle of treatment. If, while the technology of tools advances, the clinical professional's practical applications of new tools advance, the individual with aphasia can advance as a communicator.
Review by: Christi on October 7, 2011
help identify current technology available to use with aphasics which are more cost effective than trying to purchase an AAC device.
Review by: Krista on September 30, 2011
very useful information! can apply this today at work!
Review by: Katharine on September 28, 2011
I think the patient videos always lend functionality to what we do in treatment.
Review by: Maryann on September 17, 2011
The demonstration of how to use the new technology that is readily available (ie. ipods, iphones) to help patients.
Review by: April on September 16, 2011
Really a new way of doing things. Opened my horizons.
Review by: Rebecca on September 14, 2011
Review by: Stanley on September 10, 2011
The applied citations in support of the procedures recommended.

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Course Presenter

denise mccall

Denise McCall, M.A., CCC-SLP

Denise McCall, M.A., CCC- SLP, has over 25 years of experience as a clinician & researcher.   Her work has primarily focused on investigating the effectiveness of software-based language treatment for people with aphasia. For the past two decades, she has been part of the design and implementation of several grant-funded research projects investigating language rehabilitation interventions for individuals with aphasia and has collaborated with interdisciplinary researchers in the fields of neuropsychology, neurology, linguistics and computer science. In 2008, she co-founded the Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE) and has focused on developing SCALE’s technology program using the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia.

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Continuing Education Information

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

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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

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