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Language in Normal Aging

Course: #5364 Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 40 Reviews

Communication is fundamental for the older adult’s quality of life. Communication styles and language abilities change with age. Normal age changes in language ability will be presented, with an emphasis on age-related changes at the discourse level and their impact on communication ability.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe age-related changes in microlinguistic and macrolinguistic processes at the discourse level.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain how communication style and intent of communication changes across the adult lifespan.
  • checkmarkAfter 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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