Individuals with primary progressive aphasia (PPA) are being referred more frequently for speech-language pathology (SLP) services. This is due to improved diagnostic criteria and increased knowledge of physicians regarding the expanding treatment literature for this clinical population. In this presentation, the most current diagnostic criteria for PPA and a review of the SLP treatment literature will be discussed.
Course created on April 27, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to list the three subtypes of PPA.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the distinguishing characteristics of each subtype.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the management principles for PPA.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe three treatment approaches for PPA.
|30-55 Minutes||Evidence-based research|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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Michael de Riesthal, PhD, CCC-SLP
Michael de Riesthal, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine), and Director of Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. His clinical and research interests include the management of neurologic speech, language, and cognitive disorders. Dr. de Riesthal teaches courses on the management of aphasia, motor speech disorders, and traumatic brain injury in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with Vanderbilt University Bill Wilkerson Center.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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