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Course # 5354
Thematic Language Stimulation

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


Course Abstract

Thematic Language Stimulation is a specific aphasia treatment approach, designed to change language performance, and bridge traditional clinical activities with functional conversation. This course describes its principles, along with those of stimulation theory in general. It provides examples of the approach, and trains attendees in its use. Finally, it instructs participants in skills and formats for creating their own TLS units, based upon the unique needs of their clients.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on April 7, 2012

Handouts

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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.

Time-ordered Agenda

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

Average Rating

(152 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Member on December 3, 2013
very well organized presented with clarity and comprehensive
Review by: Member on November 24, 2013
Content, examples of strategies, etc.
Review by: Member on October 13, 2013
Good presentation of therapeutic exercises to utilize for TLS. Both presenters are extremely knowledgeable.
Review by: Member on October 8, 2013
clear and organized presentation of materials from the philosophical underpinnings to practical tx examples
Review by: Member on August 27, 2013
Interesting approach to treatment
Review by: Member on May 1, 2013
Thw organization of material.
Review by: Member on April 22, 2013
Functional information to be used for therapy with aphasia patients
Review by: Member on February 14, 2013
i like having 2 presenters - the alternate manner of presentation helps to keep the listener's interest;good material and well presented.
Review by: Member on February 2, 2013
The information provided was information that I can benefit from; also, the speakers were clear. The content was easy to comprehend.
Review by: Member on January 28, 2013
Gave concrete therapy ideas
Review by: Member on January 17, 2013
clearly presented with activities that could be utilized.
Review by: Member on January 16, 2013
the specific examples for the activities and knowledge of the presenters.
Review by: Member on January 13, 2013
I love operating in thematic units. It makes so much sense. I did it when I was a school-based SLP and will now use it as a Home Health SLP with my patients who have aphasia. Yea! my right brain is singing!
Review by: Member on January 2, 2013
The focus on practical topics that are of interest to the client presented in a structured and flexible manner.
Review by: Member on December 31, 2012
refreshing, innovative elements, neurobasis is inspiring
Review by: Member on December 30, 2012
Great Handouts! Easy to follow and understand.
Review by: Member on December 21, 2012
usable information from a neurobehavioral approach. very powerful.
Review by: Member on December 17, 2012
Well supported with research and examples.
Review by: Member on December 14, 2012
Examples provided!
Review by: Member on December 12, 2012
Organized and well presented
Review by: Member on December 5, 2012
Very well organized, and moved along quickly after making each point, without belaboring it.
Review by: Member on November 30, 2012
Good description of theoretical rationale then concrete examples of how exercises are developed. Thank you!
Review by: Member on November 26, 2012
Good content and examples.
Review by: Member on November 22, 2012
It was perfect for a client I have recently evaluated. I will use every bit of this to design therapy and continue my on going eval.
Review by: Member on November 16, 2012
The TLS approach allows for more individualized tx for the patient.
Review by: Member on November 3, 2012
good suggestion to organize around themes and avoid jumping between random topics from day to day
Review by: Member on October 29, 2012
The presenters helped to make the information easily understandable. thank you!
Review by: Member on October 15, 2012
Clarity of presentation and slides.
Review by: Member on September 30, 2012
the visual presentation
Review by: Member on September 10, 2012
sequence of course outline to activities
Review by: Member on August 24, 2012
The reinforcement that if treatment is personalized for each client/patient, it increases their motivation and in turn has more suggestable positive communication outcomes.
Review by: Member on August 12, 2012
The specific outline of TLS exercises.
Review by: Member on July 28, 2012
good focus on using a client's interests to drive the theme of the therapy
Review by: Member on July 27, 2012
Very well organized, clearly presented, and specific examples how to use in treatment were provided
Review by: Member on July 27, 2012
Relating to their suggestions to my experiences working with clients with aphasia.
Review by: Member on July 24, 2012
clear tx protocols
Review by: Member on July 24, 2012
Well organized; however I would have enjoyed more practical application
Review by: Member on July 21, 2012
The two ladies presented the material in a manner that was easy to understand and remember.
Review by: Member on July 15, 2012
It built upon a previous learning experience that I have used in therapy sessions
Review by: Member on July 12, 2012
The examples of how to go about providing therapy were helpful
Review by: Member on June 22, 2012
The presentation was well organized, used an affective multi-modality approach, and provided excellent examples,
Review by: Member on June 20, 2012
Presented in a easily understood manner.
Review by: Member on June 17, 2012
Very matter-of-fact and practical information!
Review by: Member on June 14, 2012
Provided examples of how to use program.
Review by: Member on June 13, 2012
It explained how to implement the theory of TLS in practice.
Review by: Member on June 8, 2012
Good information and examples of therapy techniques
Review by: Member on June 7, 2012
The information was easy to follow. It gave a great overview of TLS.
Review by: Member on June 6, 2012
I enjoyed this course very much. It was well presented, and interesting!!
Review by: Member on June 1, 2012
Very well organized.
Review by: Member on May 30, 2012
I found it interesting and appreciated the examples given of exercises used in this program.
Review by: Member on May 29, 2012
The specific examples for treatment sessions.
Review by: Member on May 22, 2012
Good examples provided and well organized.
Review by: Member on May 22, 2012
Examples of various therapy activities
Review by: Member on May 9, 2012
direct learning, specific ideas
Review by: Member on May 6, 2012
practical and well organized
Review by: Member on May 6, 2012
Handouts; well organized lecture
Review by: Member on May 3, 2012
very practical, great ideas!
Review by: Member on April 30, 2012
Because it's explain step by step the TLS
Review by: Member on April 26, 2012
Presenters were very clear and handouts were comprehensive
Review by: Member on April 24, 2012
well rganized information
Review by: Member on April 24, 2012
These therapists have it down to a science and employ the same principles taught in their course to their teaching format. Absolutely love the templates provided.
Review by: Member on April 17, 2012
It was a comprehensive and concisely designed presentation on TLS with readily usable information.
Review by: Member on April 12, 2012
Organization-handouts-pace of speakers-vocal intonations and style of speakers.
Review by: Member on April 8, 2012
reflects some ideas i have had on my own about pts responses improve according to how closely they are interested in subject

Course Information

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Course Presenters

shirley morganstein

Shirley Morganstein, M.A., CCC-SLP


marilyn certner smith

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. 


Disclosure: Financial: These presenters own a private practice and authored a book chapter related to this topic. No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Continuing Education Information

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

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, Professional 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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