Impairments of reading (alexia) and writing (agraphia) are commonly associated with left hemisphere stroke or progressive cortical atrophy, but not all acquired impairments of written language are the same. The underlying cognitive and neural supports for reading and spelling, as well as behavioral characteristics associated with central and peripheral alexia and agraphia profiles, are discussed in this course.
Course created on August 8, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the central cognitive processes and neural supports necessary for written language.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe alexia and agraphia profiles resulting from damage to central cognitive processes (semantics, phonology, orthography).
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the characteristics of peripheral alexia and agraphia syndromes, including pure alexia (letter-by-letter reading) and allographic and apraxic agraphias.
|5-15 Minutes||Neural substrates & cognitive processes for language|
|15-35 Minutes||Central language impairments affecting written language|
|35-55 Minutes||Peripheral impairments affecting reading & writing|
|55-65 Minutes||Assessment procedures for written language|
|65-80 Minutes||Treatment directions|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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 over 20 years of experience in the profession and is respected as a master clinician and expert teacher.
PhD CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS:A
Pélagie (Pagie) Beeson is a Professor Emerita 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 - 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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