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Neural Underpinnings of Aphasia Recovery (WEB3630)

Course Description

This journal self-study course is composed of papers from the Research Symposium at the 2018 ASHA Convention. The articles summarize much of the accumulating evidence regarding neurological change in post-stroke aphasia recovery. The range of topics covered in this self-study include neurological recovery patterns according to phase of recovery and treatment target (e.g., word vs. sentence), neurological and genetic factors that influence recovery, and methodological considerations to increase validity of findings. These articles will appeal to researchers and clinicians looking for current evidence on dependent neuroplasticity after stroke.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Discuss neural activation patterns as well as the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor genotype in post-stroke aphasia recovery
  • Explain evidence-based recommendations for improving the validity of methodologies that measure neural activation patterns in individuals with aphasia
  • Summarize changes to language, executive function, and attention networks observed after word- and sentence-level treatments for aphasia
  • Discuss individual factors that have been shown to influence recovery from aphasia

Assessment Type

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


The following articles are included in this course:

  • Introduction to the 2018 Research Symposium Forum, by Swathi Kiran
  • A Taxonomy of Brain-Behavior Relationships After Stroke, by Peter E. Turkeltaub
  • Language Mapping in Aphasia, by Stephen M. Wilson, Dana K. Eriksson, Melodie Yen, Andrew T. Demarco, Sarah M. Schneck, & Jillian M. Lucanie
  • Neurocognitive Recovery of Sentence Processing in Aphasia, by Cynthia K. Thompson
  • Neuroplasticity in Aphasia: A Proposed Framework of Language Recovery, by Swathi Kiran, Erin L. Meier, & Jeffrey P. Johnson

Related Courses

This course is part of Key Courses on Aphasia Intervention.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 8
ASHA CEU*: 0.8
Item #(s): WEB3630
Available Through: December 17, 2023