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The Best Fit: Selecting a Targeted Aphasia Intervention (WEB16301)

Presenter(s): Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Total Run Time: 3 hours, 2 minutes

With all the developments and changes in aphasia therapy, clinicians can have difficulty keeping abreast of the latest and greatest tools and techniques to ensure they are selecting the best evidence-based treatment option to fit a particular client’s needs and language abilities. This video course uses the ASHA Practice Portal and other resources to explore case studies and apply aphasia interventions to achieve functional goals for adults of all ages. Presenter Jacqueline Hinckley identifies candidacy requirements for numerous aphasia interventions, reviews the procedures for using them, and discusses how to fit them into required goal statements and outcome measures.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • apply the most appropriate evidence-based aphasia interventions for your clients
  • implement new aphasia interventions you were not previously using
  • develop functional, personally relevant intervention goals for individuals with aphasia


  • Introduction
  • What Are the Best Practices for Aphasia?
  • How Do We Select a Treatment Type?
  • Case 1: The Case of the Man Who Could Not Understand or Sign Consent Forms
  • Case 2: The Case of Limited Expressive Ability
  • Case 3: The Case of an Inability to Follow Commands
  • Review of Key Points
  • References

Here's what your colleagues have to say:
"I really enjoyed how it focused the spotlight on functional, meaningful approaches.”- Martha Murrey Tegels, MA, CCC-SLP


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

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by April 24, 2025.

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Presenter Information

Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a clinician, clinical researcher, and consultant with more than 25 years of clinical experience. Currently, she serves as executive director of the nonprofit Voices of Hope for Aphasia and is Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida. In addition, she has often rolled up her sleeves and gone to work in local hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, so she knows what it is like to look at a big caseload with little time. Her research and professional training activities focus on elements of intervention, including family education, cognitive abilities, intensity of treatment, self-efficacy, and the client-clinician relationship. Hinckley is the author of a book entitled Narrative-Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, which focuses on the use of narrative and phenomenological approaches in clinical practice and research. She is Board Certified in Neurogenic Communication Disorders (Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders & Sciences) and serves on the advisory board of the National Aphasia Association. She is also the author of What Is It Like to Have a Communication Impairment? Simulations for Family, Friends, and Caregivers and the author or co-author of numerous book chapters and journal articles on subjects relevant to aphasia treatment.

Financial Disclosures

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • No nonfinancial relationships to the content of this presentation

Program History and CE Information

Original program date: July 14, 2016
End date: April 24, 2025

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 3
ASHA CEU*: 0.3
Item #(s): WEB16301
Available Through: April 24, 2025