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Topics in Aphasia Management (WEB18014)

Presenter(s): David Dow; Carol Dow-Richards; Marjorie L. Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP; John Schultz, MD; Peter Turkeltaub, MD, PhD
Course Description

This course includes three recorded sessions from the 2018 online conference “Improving Functional Outcomes in Aphasia.” These sessions discuss best practices for medical management, addressing cognitive impairments, and supporting patient care for individuals with aphasia. The conference included a total of 15 sessions, giving a comprehensive view of the current landscape of aphasia intervention as well as related subjects, including neuroplasticity, life participation, assessment, and more. Sessions explored practical treatment strategies to meet the needs of patients across the severity spectrum and in various treatment settings, as well as the unique needs of a range of patient subgroups.

The three sessions in this course are:

  • Neuroplasticity and Medical Management in Aphasia, by Peter Turkeltaub, MD, PhD (64 minutes)
  • Nonverbal Cognition in People With Aphasia: Implications for Treatment Planning, by Marjorie L. Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP (67 minutes)
  • Perspectives on Aphasia: Communication Breakdowns in Medical Settings, by David Dow, Carol Dow-Richards, and John Schultz, MD (30 minutes)

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe emerging methods aiming to enhance plasticity and explain how to identify and incorporate appropriate research studies that use these methods
  • plan an assessment that includes nonverbal cognitive areas as well as language
  • list three ways patients can self-advocate

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references 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.

Related Courses

View all courses from the “Improving Functional Outcomes in Aphasia” online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.25
Item #(s): WEB18014
Available Through: January 17, 2024