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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An Introduction for SLPs
Presented by William S. Evans, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #10771Level: Intermediate1 Hour
An introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a modern evidence-based counseling approach, is provided in this course. Research support for ACT is discussed, and case studies to illustrate how ACT techniques can help patients and their families with the psychosocial consequences of living with communication disorders are presented.

Understanding Reading and Writing Disorders due to Stroke or Progressive Aphasia
Presented by Kindle Rising, MS, CCC-SLP, Pelagie Beeson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS:A
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Course: #10659Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
Impairments of reading (alexia) and writing (agraphia) are commonly associated with left hemisphere stroke or progressive cortical atrophy, but not all acquired impairments of written language are the same. The underlying cognitive and neural supports for reading and spelling, as well as behavioral characteristics associated with central and peripheral alexia and agraphia profiles, are discussed in this course.

20Q: Mental Health, Aphasia, and the SLP’s Role
Presented by Rebecca Hunting Pompon, PhD
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Course: #10306Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Depression and other mental health challenges are prevalent in individuals with aphasia. Recent research on the mental health status of individuals with aphasia, along with mental health and well-being screening options and basic counseling approaches that can be used by SLPs, are discussed in this 20Q.

20Q: Setting Meaningful Goals with Your Clients - How Counseling Techniques Can Help
Presented by Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP, Heather Koole, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #10236Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course discusses the philosophy behind meeting meaningful needs in therapy, along with tools and counseling techniques that help with understanding a client’s needs. Specific techniques such as ethnographic counseling, motivational interviewing, and tools for verbally impaired clients are described, and examples within therapy interactions are provided.

Maximizing Written and Spoken Language Recovery in Aphasia
Presented by Pelagie Beeson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS:A, Kindle Rising, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #10204Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
This course discusses the evidence that weakened phonological skills are at the root of persistent written and spoken language impairments in most patients with aphasia. Case examples are shared that describe underlying cognitive processes and written language profiles associated with left perisylvian lesions, and demonstrate the improvements in communication following treatment sequences that focus on phonology.

Supporting Mental Health in People Living with Aphasia
Presented by Katie Strong, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #10173Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides an overview of the psychosocial impact of aphasia, with particular attention to depression and anxiety as well as barriers to accessing mental health services. The importance of interdisciplinary collaboration between speech-language pathologists and mental health providers, and of supports such as stepped psychological care, peer befriending, support groups, and communication partner training, is also discussed.

How Clinicians Can Support Neuroplasticity in Adults
Presented by Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #10163Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The latest science shows that three of the most powerful ways to change the brain include social interaction, activity, and mental or cognitive challenges. This course provides updates on neuroplasticity across the lifespan, including information on mirror neurons, and offers concrete suggestions for clinicians who work with adults with neurologic communication disorders.

Best Practice for Assessment and Treatment of Bilingual Aphasia
Presented by Maria Muñoz, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9759Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
This course focuses on best practice in the assessment and treatment of bilingual aphasia by speech-language pathologists. Recommended practices are contrasted against common mistakes made by clinicians working with bilingual patients with aphasia. Implementation of best practices are modeled through case studies.

Supporting Intimacy in Aphasia
Presented by Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9652Level: Introductory1 Hour
The sudden loss of intimacy post-stroke can have a dramatic change on satisfaction in a relationship, and this added cost to caregiving is often not addressed in rehabilitation. This course discusses the evidence related to changes in intimacy when an individual has aphasia, outcomes from a community program targeting intimate reconnection, and ways speech-language pathologists can support the reclaiming of these important relationships.

Research Watch Report: Telepractice in Aphasia
Presented by April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9463Level: Advanced1 Hour
This Research Watch Report focuses on some of the most current research in telepractice assessment and intervention with people with aphasia (PWA). Three research articles are summarized, including a discussion of the rationale, methodology and results of each, and potential clinical applications of the evidence are described.

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