Stroke Rehabilitation for SLPs

Stroke Rehabilitation for SLPs 

Stroke is a leading medical event that causes various medical deficits in patients in the United States. Speech language pathologists are key members of the treatment team and can help people recover functional communication and swallowing abilities after having a stroke. This course will discuss the principles of evidence-based communication interventions and dysphagia management strategies that can improve recovery post-stroke. Goal writing and reimbursable documentation that justifies medical necessity for stroke intervention will also be reviewed in this presentation. The primary goal of this course is to help speech language pathologists improve their understanding of evidence-based treatment outcomes for stroke rehabilitation.


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)


Approved for 1.50 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 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-26491
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify at least 3 functional deficits that may result from a stroke.
Describe at least 3 treatment strategies the SLP can use during stroke rehabilitation.
Select at least 1 evidence-based outcome measure to evaluate a stroke patient in a post-acute setting.
Name at least 2 guidelines to improve goal setting during stroke rehabilitation.
Discuss at least 2 best practices for documentation during stroke rehabilitation.


Stroke Rehabilitation for the Speech-Language Pathologist

Overview of Stroke as a Medical Event: The New Stroke

Overview of Stroke as a Medical Event: The Mystery of TIAs

Stroke Rehabilitation for SLPs: Stroke vs. TIA

Knowledge Check

Overview of Stroke as a Medical Event: The Impact of Comorbidities

Stroke as a Medical Event: The Course of Hospitalization

Stroke as a Medical Event: Hospitalization and Rehabilitation

Stroke Rehabilitation: Meet the Hospital Team

Stroke as a Medical Event: Meet the Skilled Nursing Team

Knowledge Check

Stroke Rehabilitation for SLPs: Formal & Informal Assessment for Motor Speech Disorders

Stroke Rehabilitation for SLPs: Motor Speech Disorders

Stroke Rehabilitation for SLPs: Treatment Techniques for Motor Speech Deficits

Stroke Rehabilitation for the SLP: Cognitive Communication Disorders

Knowledge Check

Stroke Rehabilitation for the SLP: Cognitive Communication Disorders

Knowledge Check

Stroke Rehabilitation for SLPs: Dysphagia

Stroke Rehabilitation for SLPs: Documentation & Goal Writing

Knowledge Check

Stroke Rehabilitation for SLPs: The Big Picture

Stroke Rehabilitation for SLPs: Conclusion & Discussion


Instructor: Christina M Buchanan, MS, CCC-SLP
Christina Buchanan, M.S., CCC-SLP started in the field of speech-language pathology in 2008 after graduating from Worcester State University, Massachusetts. Her work in skilled nursing facilities, inpatient acute care, outpatient, as well as home health settings provide substantial experience in providing assessment and treatment services for adult and geriatric patients. Her experience and knowledge led her into teaching students as well as mentoring clinical fellows (CFs) (new graduates).  As a lead speech-language pathologist and clinical mentor in her current position, she enjoys shaping the skills of those seeking to further their knowledge and experiences in the field. Her passion for clinical education and teaching has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert for Relias. Disclosure: Christina M Buchanan, MS, CCC-SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Introductory level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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