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Treating Dysarthria in Adults (WEB14593)

Presenter(s): Heather Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Using videos and case studies, this session demonstrates how to identify, assess, and document appropriate treatment goals, strategies, and outcomes for adults with dysarthria. The session uses the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health classification system to evaluate clinical treatment approaches—including motor learning concepts—that address impairments of function, communication activity, and participation.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to

  • determine which treatment approach is most appropriate based on type of dysarthria impairment
  • determine when to apply principles of motor learning, including practice and feedback schedules
  • identify sources of new research on dysarthria treatment outcomes


  • Guiding Frameworks
  • Applying the Framework
  • Dysarthria Treatments
  • Evidence-Based Practice Resources
  • Case Scenarios
  • References


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 June 19, 2025.

Presenter Information

Heather Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a senior associate consultant of speech pathology in the Department of Neurology and associate professor of speech pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Her clinical responsibilities include differential diagnosis of communication and swallowing disorders in adults and children. Over the past two decades, her research has included a review of neuromuscular treatments, drawing heavily from the literature of related disciplines, including exercise physiology and physical rehabilitation. Prior to returning to full-time clinical practice, she taught graduate-level courses in motor speech disorders, aphasia, and dysphagia. She also supervised clinical practicums in university, hospital, outpatient, and long-term care facilities.

Financial Disclosures

  • Senior associate consultant and associate professor at the Mayo Clinic
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures

  • No nonfinancial relationships to the content of this presentation

Program History and CE Information

Original start date: November 26, 2014
End date: June 19, 2025

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Related Course

You may also be interested in Assessing Dysarthria in Adults, available in the ASHA Learning Pass or for a la carte purchase in the ASHA Store.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): WEB14593
Available Through: June 19, 2025