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Stroke Recovery for African Americans With Aphasia: The SLP’s Role (SIG 2) (On Demand Webinar) (WEB19423)

Presenter(s): D. Seles Gadson, PhD,CCC-SLP
Course Description


This webinar will highlight the vital role SLPs play in improving outcomes for African Americans with aphasia who are recovering from stroke. The webinar will explore how using the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO ICF) framework and the concept of health-related quality of life (HRQL) to determine intervention targets can improve outcomes. The speaker will also discuss how SLPs can address health disparities, including in health literacy, that affect African American stroke survivors with and without aphasia.

This webinar is part of the SIGnature Series, a collection of webinars developed by volunteers from ASHA’s Special Interest Groups, who share practical, evidence-based suggestions and solutions based on their in-depth knowledge, clinical experiences, and passion for their specialty areas. This webinar was developed by SIG 2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Explain impairment-level components of the WHO ICF and the relationship between environmental and personal factors
  • Identify social determinants of health related to education and environment that are within the SLP scope of practice
  • Describe components of health-related quality of life for African Americans with aphasia who are recovering from stroke

Related Courses

View all the SIGnature Series courses, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or for a la carte purchase.

This course is also part of the Aphasia Intervention learning path. What is a learning path? A learning path is a curated set of courses on an essential topic, designed for you to take in order—or in whatever order you wish—as you have time in your schedule. Our learning paths identify sets of key courses so you can get on your way to mastering particular areas of practice according to your needs, priorities, and interests.

What is a webinar?

Webinars are slide-based presentation and question-and-answer sessions that you can watch live at a pre-scheduled date and time or on-demand at your leisure after the live event occurs.

Learning assessment

Self-assessment

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CONTINUING EDUCATION
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
COURSE DETAILS
Item #(s): WEB19423
Available Through: November 19, 2025