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Treating Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges (WEB17203)

Presenter(s): Kirrie Ballard, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Acquired apraxia of speech (AOS) typically occurs alongside aphasia. Clinicians are often challenged with questions such as, “What should I work on first, and why/how?” and “How can I deliver intensive therapy in today’s healthcare system?” While there are a number of treatment approaches available for AOS, there are very few large-scale investigations of treatment efficacy to inform practice and limited studies that tackle the issues around intensity and concomitant disorders.

This course summarizes the pros, cons, and similarities of impairment-based approaches to treatment for individuals with AOS plus aphasia. The outcomes from our latest Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences systematic review on treatment for AOS will be discussed along with more recent work. The course will provide demonstrations and detailed discussion of the rationale and procedures for those approaches with the strongest evidence to support clinical use, so that participants can immediately begin implementing these techniques in the clinic.

This webinar is the second in a two-part series on assessing and treating acquired apraxia of speech. Each webinar stands alone, but together they provide a more complete picture. Learn about part one, Assessing Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Practical Solutions to Common Challenges, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • Select an appropriate intervention protocol(s) for your case(s) with AOS
  • Develop and justify intervention goals that follow principles of motor learning and neuroplasticity
  • Identify ways intervention methods may change when cognition is affected

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, references, worksheets, and eManual, so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): WEB17203
Available Through: November 14, 2023