Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) working with high acuity patients in all settings - hospitals, home, and skilled nursing, need to be able to effectively evaluate and treat aphasia. This involves accurately interpreting data from evaluation, deciding on goals and interventions, and interdisciplinary team collaboration. This course reviews evidence-based practices for SLPs working with acute patients to evaluate and treat aphasia. It includes a review of the clinical presentation of different types of aphasia, formal and informal techniques for evaluation, and interventions for the acute patient with aphasia. Evaluation and treatment strategies are presented using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework.
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: The ICF Framework
Aphasia: Keeping Goals Person-Centered
Section 3: Assessment
The Initial Assessment
Types of Aphasia
Section 4: Interventions
ICF Framework: Interventions
The Acute Patient
Team Training: Healthcare Staff, Family, Friends
Section 5: Case Examples
Section 6: Conclusion
Karen is a Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 30 years’ experience in a variety of medical settings, including acute care, subacute care, skilled nursing, and home health. She received her B.A. in English and Developmental Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Rutgers. She currently resides in Santa Barbara, California and works in home health. When time allows, Karen enjoys teaching others by combining her clinical experience with her love for writing.Expert Reviewer: Meghan Farrington, MA, CCC-SLP
Disclosure: Karen Eutsler Little, MSCCC-SLP. 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 Contributor
Meghan Farrington is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience in the adult setting. Meghan earned her Bachelor of Science in communication disorders from the State University of New York College at Fredonia and her Master of Arts in speech and hearing handicap from the State University of New York College at Geneseo. She has worked in the long-term care and sub-acute setting, but most recently in the acute and outpatient setting with the adult population with the Rochester Regional Health system. She is skilled in objective dysphagia assessments such as modified barium swallow studies (MBSS) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES). Her areas of focus include dysphagia, cognition, speech and language disorders, a variety of voice disorders including paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction and resonant voice, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) management, and head and neck cancer. Disclosure: Meghan Farrington, MA, CCC-SLP 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: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP
Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University and her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Alabama. She worked with clients of all ages and a variety of diagnostic conditions in school, hospital, skilled nursing facility, outpatient clinic, and home health settings. In her previous role as a national clinical director for a large contract therapy company, she created training programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology related to the clinical rehabilitation needs of older adults in post-acute care. She currently draws upon her expertise in her role at Relias as Lead Subject Matter Expert Writer for Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Disclosure: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP 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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