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.
Course created on June 14, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the psychosocial impact of aphasia, including depression and anxiety.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the role of the speech-language pathologist in interprofessional collaboration with mental health providers to support mental health in persons living with aphasia.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe three supports/interventions to address mental health in persons living with aphasia.
|5-15 Minutes||Importance of mental health/psychosocial impact of aphasia|
|15-30 Minutes||Role of SLP in interdisciplinary mental health supports for people with aphasia|
|30-40 Minutes||Models to support mental health in people with aphasia|
|40-55 Minutes||Supports and interventions to address mental health in persons with aphasia|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Katie Strong, PhD, CCC-SLP leads the Strong Story Lab at Central Michigan University where she explores how clinicians can support people with aphasia rebuild their identity by co-constructing stories about who they are. Katie is a Tavistock Aphasia Scholar and a Project BRIDGE Midwest Regional Coordinator. Her professional activities include: Owner Strong Speech Consulting, Inc., ASHA SIG 2 Coordinating Committee, ASHA Continuing Education Board Member, and Aphasia Access Conversations Podcast Host.
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