Aphasia is a unique acquired neurological disorder because it affects an individual’s language system. The unique aspects of this disorder make AAC integration complex. It must encompass evaluation and implementation beyond motor and sensory systems. This course seeks to help clinicians understand key factors in successful AAC integration into clinical practice.
Course created on August 12, 2014
- After this course, participants will be able to list 2 reasons AAC application is different for aphasia compared to other acquired disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 areas of AAC assessment.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the components of multimodal communication in aphasia.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 different ways to create personalized AAC systems for people with aphasia.
|0-15 Minutes||Introduction and Overview|
|45-55 Minutes||Evidence-based Research|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Kristy S.E. Weissling, SLP.D, CCC-SLP
Kristy Weissling received her professional doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Weissling is an associate professor of practice and clinical supervisor at the Barkley Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research and teaching interests include aphasia, cognitive communication impairments and AAC. She is an investigator on NIDRR grant # H133G130275 which focuses on examining and developing AAC assessment in aphasia, ALS, cerebral palsy and autism. Kristy has been an instructor for aphasia and cognitive linguistic impairments for 18 years and teaches in both online and live formats. Her clinical focus includes individual and group treatment of individuals with aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and early cognitive decline.
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