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Clinical Practices for Aphasia (WEBS0220226)

Course Description


These SIG 2 articles focus on clinical assessment and practices for individuals with aphasia. Topics covered included challenges associated with diagnosing primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and the impact of adaptive yoga programs for persons with aphasia. First, Aimee Dietz, E. Susan Duncan, Lauren Bislick, Sarah Stegman, Jenna Collins, Chitrali Mamlekar, Rachel Gleason, and Michael J. McCarthy provide an overview of the potential impact adapted yoga programs can have for people with stroke-induced aphasia. Second, Adithya Chandregowda raises awareness about the challenges associated with encountering primary progressive aphasia (PPA) patients in the acute hospital setting.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe the adverse effect of stroke and aphasia on quality of life and the potential impact of yoga on people with aphasia and co-survivors
  • summarize reasons behind PPA patients’ delayed clinical consultation for their symptoms, the impact the delay has on their illness experience, and the consequential need for interdisciplinary approaches to serve such patients

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

Articles in This Course

  1. Yoga as Therapy for People With Aphasia by Aimee Dietz, E. Susan Duncan, Lauren Bislick, Sarah Stegman, Jenna Collins, Chitrali Mamlekar, Rachel Gleason, and Michael J. McCarthy, published in SIG 2, Volume 5, Issue 4, August 17, 2020
  2. Incidental Diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia in the Inpatient Setting: A Note to Raise Clinical Awareness by Adithya Chandregowda, published in SIG 2, Volume 5, Issue 6, December 17, 2020
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COURSE DETAILS
Item #(s): WEBS0220226
Available Through: September 20, 2026