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Special Topics in Service Delivery and Advocacy for People With Aphasia (WEBS0220228)

Course Description

This SIG 2 activity, participants explore aspects of service delivery and advocacy for people with aphasia that are innovative and/or unique. The first article describes the creation of community aphasia groups and includes guidance for creating aphasiafriendly materials for a variety of purposes. The second article describes the challenges of people with aphasia in navigating the justice system and discusses strategies to support their success within that unique environment. The third article describes the nature of verbal short-term memory impairment in people with aphasia, methods of assessment, and potential directions for treatment.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe the importance of creating accessible, aphasia-friendly materials to ensure adequate communication of complex topics such as informed consent, self-report survey questions, and research findings to individuals with aphasia
  • combine and integrate strategies to facilitate people with aphasia to be full and equal participants in the justice system
  • describe identify three aspects of verbal short-term memory that may be targeted in therapy

Assessment Type
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Articles in This Course

  1. Designing and Implementing a Community Aphasia Group: An Illustrative Case Study of
    the Aphasia Group of Middle Tennessee by Deborah F. Levy, Anna V. Kasdan,
    Katherine M. Bryan, Stephen M. Wilson, Michael de Riesthal, and Dominique P.
    Herrington, published in SIG 2, Volume 7, Issue 5, October 20, 2022
  2. Court Access for People With Aphasia: A Review of Case Law From 1915 to 2021 by
    Sue Sherratt, published in SIG 2, November 18, 2022
  3. Integrating Verbal Short-Term Memory Into the Assessment and Treatment of Aphasia
    by Matthew J. Sayers, Wendy Greenspan, and Nadine Martin, published in SIG 2, October 28, 2022
Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 4.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.45
Item #(s): WEBS0220228
Available Through: November 29, 2027