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Thematic Language Stimulation

Course: #5288 Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 24 Reviews

Thematic Language Stimulation is a specific aphasia treatment approach, designed to change language performance, and bridge traditional clinical activities with functional conversation. This course describes its principles, along with those of stimulation theory in general. It provides examples of the approach, and trains attendees in its use. Finally, it instructs participants in skills and formats for creating their own TLS units, based upon the unique needs of their clients.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list two major principles of aphasia stimulation therapy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list two ways TLS differs from traditional aphasia stimulation therapy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list two elements that should be considered in the creation of a TLS unit.


0-15 Minutes Introduction and philosophy of TLS
15-25 Minutes Brain function, stimulation theory, research evidence
25-40 Minutes TLS for assessment and treatment
40-55 Minutes Creating TLS Units
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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