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Clinical Application of Research Methodology for Phoneme-Based Rehabilitation for Anomia

Course: #7011 Level: Advanced1.5 Hour 631 Reviews

Traditional therapy approaches for anomia typically focus on compensatory approaches, such as semantic feature analysis and circumlocution, or on whole word naming drills which, unfortunately, show little if any direct generalization in improving naming and word finding to variable communicative contexts. This course will review the research of Diane Kendall, PhD and colleagues and will present a case study which hypothesizes that a different approach, namely phoneme-based rehabilitation, has greater far-reaching effects and can directly improve naming skills across multiple contexts via the application of principles of neuroplasticity and consideration of parallel-distributed processing (PDP) models of communication.

Course created on April 2, 2015

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.15 Advanced, Professional; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.5; SAC/1.5

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to compare and contrast traditional modular depictions of language learning and processing with the parallel distributed processing model.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how parallel distributed processing accounts for bottom-up processing and activation of language across concept, articulatory motor, acoustic, and orthographic representations.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how concepts of neuroplasticity relate to the efficacy of a phoneme-based approach to treating anomia in people with aphasia.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how to develop a treatment protocol for anomia based on phoneme-based rehabilitation, allowing necessary modifications due to traditional barriers and variables encountered by the clinical speech-language pathologist.


0-10 Minutes Introduction and Overview
10-30 Minutes Background/Foundational Information
30-50 Minutes Evidence-based Research
50-80 Minutes Case Study/Clinical Application
80-90 Minutes Q&A/Closing Statements


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Jennifer Kerr was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com. Non-financial: Diane Kendall, whose research is referenced during this presentation, is Jennifer's former colleague and professional friend from the University of Washington where she previously worked. The subject of the case study discussed in this seminar is a previous client from the speech clinic at Missouri State University, where Jennifer currently works.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1.5 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

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.