SLP Course Details
Course # 5459
Supporting Communication as ALS Progresses: The Role of SLPs
Monday, August 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT
This course is mobile compatible.
Course Learning Outcomes
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the forms of ALS and changes in motor and speech functions over time.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify evolving communication needs throughout the disease progression.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe appropriate AAC strategies and systems and potential barriers to AAC use and more broadly to maintaining communication.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least one way they can be more effective in supporting the needs of persons with ALS and their families in the SLP’s local community.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and overview of topic, including discussion of ALS diagnosis, forms, prevalence|
|10-30 Minutes||Changes in speech over time, broader communication needs as they evolve over time, family needs|
|30-45 Minutes||Delivery of AAC services to persons with ALS: options (low tech, high tech, strategies), barriers to AAC usage, best practices|
|45-55 Minutes||Discussion with participants of comfort with provision of services to persons with ALS and their families, barriers to providing needed services in their locale, strategies for implementing change in service delivery to persons with ALS|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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Barbara B. Shadden, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Barbara B. Shadden is a University Professor Emeritus in Communication Disorders and Co-Director of the Office for Studies on Aging at the University of Arkansas. She joined the faculty at the U of A in 1979. Previously, she served as Clinical Services Coordinator at United Cerebral Palsy in Bridgeport, CT, Co-Coordinator of Neuropathology Services, University of Tennessee, and speech-language consultant to two hospitals in Fayetteville, AR. She is ANCDS Board Certified in Adult Neurologic Communication Disorders. Dr. Shadden received her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. She is an ASHA Fellow, has been active in the ASHA Gerontology SID and accreditation initiatives, as well as past president of ArkSHA and the CAPCSD. Dr Shadden has published and presented on topics in aging, neurogenics, discourse, and augmentative communication, including five textbooks and editorship of five journal issues. Most recent research and service interests focus on the health of seniors, caregiver needs and issues, communication support for persons with ALS (PALS), and the impact of neurogenic communication disorders on sense of self or identity. Over 10 years ago, she assisted in creating the first chapter of the ALS Association in northwest Arkansas, set up the first AAC loan closet, and served as Patient Services Coordinator for four years. She continues to provide AAC services to PALS and ongoing support for PALS and their famlies. She serves on the Board of the ALS Family Foundation.
Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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