The recent and rapid transition to telepractice has left many speech-language pathologists (SLPs) with questions on how to most effectively and efficiently perform speech, language, and cognitive assessments for their clients. This module presents best practice for evaluation, including how to select appropriate assessment tools, maximize client engagement, and overcome challenges related to telepractice.
0.10 ASHA CEUs
Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Before the Evaluation
Is Telepractice Assessment Even Feasible?
Meet Mr. Rubio
Section 3: Validated Assessments
Validated Assessments for Motor Speech
Validated Assessments for Cognition
Validated Assessments for Aphasia
Considerations for Non-Validated Assessments
Common Problems and Their Solutions
Revisiting Mr. Rubio
Section 4: Other Assessment Alternatives
Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
Meet Ms. Lee
Perceptual Measures for Dysarthria
Meet Mr. Aldrin
Section 5: Providing Value-Based, Person-Centered Assessment
The AFROM Model
Meet Ms. King
Section 6: Conclusion
Katie Brown, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS is a speech-language pathologist and certified brain injury specialist practicing in Buffalo, NY. She owns a private practice called Neuro Speech Solutions which specializes in therapy for adults with neurogenic communication and cognitive disorders. Katie is passionate about providing meaningful, functional therapy to those with aphasia and cognitive impairments related to stroke and TBI Disclosure: Katie Brown MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as Collecting Speaker's Fees Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a ContributorStaff Writer: Christopher Meketansky, MS, OTR/L
Christopher Meketansky OTR/L graduated from Stony Brook University in 2017 with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. He received training in manual therapy, specialized treatment for individuals with degenerative neurological disorders and post-stroke neurorehabilitation. He has worked in skilled nursing and home healthcare settings with experience treating patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, balance impairments, and a myriad of other conditions impacting the older adult population.Disclosure: Christopher Meketansky, MS, OTR/L discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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