This is Part 2 of a two-part series. This course will describe the cognitive impairments associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as well as physical functioning, and their impact on augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) selection. Medicare and funding considerations for procuring speech generating devices for this population will also be addressed.
Course created on September 22, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the incidence and features of cognitive impairments in ALS.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the considerations of physical functioning and its impact on AAC decision making.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe Medicare and funding considerations as they relate to procurement of a speech generating device.
|5-20 Minutes||Assessment of speech, language and cognition|
|20-30 Minutes||AAC considerations|
|30-40 Minutes||Eye gaze access|
|40-55 Minutes||Funding issues|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Kim Winter, MA, CCC-SLP
Kim Winter is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, CT. She has 20 years of experience, working exclusively with adults in the medical setting. Kim provides services in the Outpatient Department, as well as the Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders Clinics, providing interventions to individuals with motor neuron diseases, muscular dystrophies and Parkinsonian disorders. Much of her career has been spent providing AAC services to adults with a wide variety of both acquired and developmental disabilities. She has served as a guest lecturer for the graduate level AAC class at the University of Connecticut and in 2011 was selected as a co-presenter on ALS and Management of Dysphagia at the ASHA National Convention.
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