Thematic Language Stimulation
Course Learning Outcomes
- After this course, participants will be able to list two major principles of aphasia stimulation therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to list two ways TLS differs from traditional aphasia stimulation therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to list two elements that should be considered in the creation of a TLS unit.
|0-15 Minutes||Introduction and philosophy of TLS|
|15-25 Minutes||Brain function, stimulation theory, research evidence|
|25-40 Minutes||TLS for assessment and treatment|
|40-55 Minutes||Creating TLS Units|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Shirley Morganstein, M.A., CCC-SLP
Marilyn Certner Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP
Shirley Morganstein and Marilyn Certner Smith collaborated together in formulating and developing Thematic Language Stimulation. Their work has been presented at state and ASHA speech and hearing association conventions, and is described in chapter sixteen of Roberta Chapey’s text, Language Intervention Strategies in Adult Aphasia. In 2004, they formed a life participation private practice in Montclair, New Jersey called, Speaking of Aphasia. Since then, they have enjoyed the partnerships formed with their clients in “getting back to life,” as well as the opportunity to teach courses on topics relevant to aphasia.
Shirley Morganstein and Marilyn Certner Smith are the authors of a workbook entitled, Thematic Language Stimulation, which is based upon the material in this presentation, and for which they receive earned income.
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