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Emerging Research on COVID-19 and Communication-Related Outcomes (PD102167)

Course Description

This journal self-study course highlights the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with aphasia, patients with cognitive communication impairments, and patient-provider communication. The findings can inform decision-making and assist SLPs in optimizing treatment for communication challenges for patients with COVID-19 as well as those for whom treatment has been altered as a result of the pandemic.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe interventions for patients with aphasia that are appropriate during the pandemic
  • Explain some of the ways COVID-19 can affect cognition and communication
  • Identify barriers to effective patient-provider communication and potential solutions

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:

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Speakers With Aphasia: What Is Currently Known and Missing? by Anthony Pak-Hin Kong
  • Potential for Cognitive Communication Impairment in COVID-19 Survivors: A Call to Action for Speech-Language Pathologists, by Amy E. Ramage
  • Improving Outcomes for Hospitalized Patients Pre- and Post-COVID-19, by Richard R. Hurtig, Rebecca Alper, Tami Altschuler, Sarah Gendreau, Jessica Gormley, Sarah Marshall, Rachel Santiago, and Stephanie Scibilia

This course is part of the SLP Practice During the Pandemic 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.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102167
Available Through: March 09, 2026