This course will provide information on the role of the SLP in the management of communication deficits in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and how those deficits correspond with speech production decline and defined stages of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) intervention. This course is open captioned.
Course created on May 26, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to describe speech production in ALS and the need for AAC.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the stages of AAC and AT intervention for individuals with ALS.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the role of the Speech Pathologist in follow-up management of AAC to maximize patient outcomes in individuals with ALS.
|5-15 Minutes||Teaching and review of ALS speech stages and typical presentations|
|15-40 Minutes||Teaching of speech/AAC intervention at each ALS stage and the role of the SLP (selection of appropriate AAC and AT systems at each stage).|
|40-50 Minutes||Role of the SLP in follow up and management of patient outcomes including management of barriers to positive outcomes.|
|50-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Sarah Whyte, MS, CCC-SLP
Sarah Whyte, M.S., CCC-SLP is Speech-Language Pathologist at Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute at Vanderbilt University. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and a Certified Assistive Technology Professional. Sarah has over seven years of experience working with the adult neurogenic population, serving those with cognitive-communication disorders due to stroke, brain injury and degenerative diseases. She currently leads the Augmentative and Alternative Communication program at Pi Beta Phi at providing AAC evaluation and treatment to adults with motor impairments and complex communication needs. Sarah also participates in monthly ALS clinic in the Department of Neurology.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with the Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt University.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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