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Aphasia CEU Courses for SLPs

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C.A.P.E: 4 Essential, Evidence-Based Categories for Aphasia Assessment and Treatment
Presented by Roberta Elman, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, ASHA Fellow
Live WebinarMon, Apr 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8825Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of the five-part series, Five Fresh Perspectives on Applying LPAA Principles to Treatment for Neurogenic Communication Disorders. This course will discuss the rationale that supports the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA), and application of LPAA across a variety of clinical settings utilizing the C.A.P.E. categories (Connecting people; Augmentative/Alternative communication (AAC); Partner training; Education and resources). Examples will be chosen to reflect real-world situations that clinicians can apply to their own clinical practice.

Incorporating LPAA in Your Practice to Support Identity through Personal Narratives
Presented by Katie Strong, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Apr 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8826Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of the five-part series, Five Fresh Perspectives on Applying LPAA Principles to Treatment for Neurogenic Communication Disorders. This course will begin with an overview of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) framework and highlight the "personal, identity, attitudes and feelings" domain of the Living with Aphasia: Framework for Outcome Measurement (A-FROM). The current literature connecting story construction and identity in aphasia will be reviewed, and evidence-based resources for using personal narratives in therapy sessions will be shared.

Tips, Tricks, and Tools to Bring LPAA into Your Language Therapy
Presented by Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarWed, May 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8828Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 3 of the five-part series, Five Fresh Perspectives on Applying LPAA Principles to Treatment for Neurogenic Communication Disorders. The Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) is consistent with a person-centered care treatment model in speech therapy. This course focuses on how the clinical SLP can use the LPAA in language therapy from day one, with a focus on treating the language impairment.

LPAA for Dementia: Implications across the Healthcare Continuum
Presented by Natalie Douglas, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, May 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8830Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 4 of the five-part series, Five Fresh Perspectives on Applying LPAA Principles to Treatment for Neurogenic Communication Disorders. This webinar will outline specific application of the life participation approach (LPAA) to people with dementia. Cases across the healthcare continuum will be discussed.

The Role of the Environment: Supporting language, communication and participation
Presented by Thomas Sather, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarFri, May 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8831Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 5 of the five-part series, Five Fresh Perspectives on Applying LPAA Principles to Treatment for Neurogenic Communication Disorders. This course will provide an overview of the role of the environment as it relates to communication and participation among individuals with aphasia. The World Health Organization – International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO-ICF) framework and the Life Participant Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) framework will be utilized to discuss barriers and facilitators to participatory environments, and characteristics of environments that foster authentic participation and genuine communication opportunities.

Research Watch Report: "Intensive" Evidence-Based Aphasia Interventions
Presented by April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8811Level: Advanced1 Hour
This Research Watch Report focuses on some of the most current research in the area of intervention for aphasia; specifically, a modified version of constraint-induced language therapy, and usability and effectiveness of telepractice applications. Three articles are summarized and potential clinical applications of the evidence are discussed.

Using the CLQT⁺ to Shape Clinical Decisions, presented in partnership with Pearson Clinical Assessment
Presented by Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Sc.D
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Course: #8618Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will use a case study to review the components, administration, scoring and interpretation of the Cognitive Linguistic Quick Test-Plus (CLQT+). The cognitive/linguistic profile of the case will be fleshed out with results of additional testing and all information will be used for diagnosis and treatment planning.

Integrated Group Approaches to Improve Reading for People with Aphasia
Presented by Alison Lemke, MA, MPA, CCC-SLP, CBIS
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Course: #8540Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will use video demonstrations to present evidence-based approaches for improving reading within a group context. Participants will learn how to conduct interesting, interactive groups that support language and reading re-development.

Discourse Intervention in Aphasia: The Clinical Value of Stories and Conversation
Presented by Tricia Olea Santos, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8444Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course provides a brief overview of narrative and conversational discourse. Emphasis is placed on the importance of discourse in patient-centered care and various approaches to incorporating discourse in aphasia rehabilitation.

20Q: Clinical Challenges in Aphasia Rehabilitation
Presented by Janet Patterson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Patrick Coppens, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8461Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The course highlights several clinical issues that are typically not addressed in aphasia texts but have the potential to influence the outcome of therapy. The authors provide concrete clinical recommendations.