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InSPiRE: Creating Rich Communicative Environments for Aphasia Intervention (SIG 2) (WEB19401)

Presenter(s): Brent E. Archer, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSVT Certified; Jamie Azios, PhD, CCC-SLP; Suma Devanga, PhD, CCC-SLP; Julie A. Hengst, PhD, CCC-SLP; Marion C. Leaman, PhD, CCC-SLP; Paul Prior, PhD; et al.
Course Description


This course explores Innovating & Situating Practice in Rich Environments (InSPiRE), a novel approach to aphasia intervention. InSPiRE works with clinicians to recognize discourse patterns typical of restricted and rich environments and to apply discourse practices strategically, both to enrich clinical activities and to promote improved communication between individuals with aphasia and their everyday communication partners. The speakers will discuss interactional research and practical strategies for topic management, contingent responses, shaping conversational narratives, creative use of collaborative referencing techniques, and other methods for creating rich communicative environments.

This course is part of the SIGnature Series, a collection of courses 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 course was developed by SIG 2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify common discourse patterns that control and limit interaction
  • Identify dynamic and flexible discourse patterns typical of rich communicative environments
  • Describe several ways to design clinical interventions around rich communicative environments

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 Included?

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

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PDH: 1.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.15
COURSE DETAILS
Item #(s): WEB19401
Available Through: October 01, 2025