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.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the expected status of underlying cognitive processes following damage to left perisylvian regions.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the written language profiles typically associated with classic perisylvian aphasia types.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe treatment sequences that maximize recovery from acquired written and spoken language impairment.
|5-30 Minutes||Case 1: Anomic aphasia with Phonological Agraphia|
|30-50 Minutes||Case 2: Global aphasia with global agraphia|
|50-75 Minutes||Case 3: Anomic aphasia with phonological and allographic agraphia|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
PhD CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS:A
Pélagie (Pagie) Beeson is a Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on the nature and treatment of acquired language impairments in adults. Dr. Beeson is an ASHA Fellow and previously served as Coordinator of ASHA Special Interest Group 2. She is board certified in Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders.
Kindle Rising is a Research Speech-Language Pathologist at the University of Arizona. Her expertise is in the area of adult neurogenic communication disorders including aphasia, alexia, and agraphia. She has 20 years’ experience in the profession and is respected as a master clinician and expert teacher.
Kindle Rising - Financial: Kindle Rising received an honorarium for this presentation. She has received grant funding for research related to this topic. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.
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