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Interventions to Improve Conversation and Discourse Production for People With Aphasia (PD102350)

Course Description

This journal self-study includes select papers on conversation and discourse production that were presented at the 49th Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2019) in Whitefish, Montana. The articles reflect the current state of research on treatments to improve conversation and discourse production for people with aphasia.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe a conversation-based aphasia treatment and its significant outcome
  • Compare the effects of Phonomotor Therapy with those of Semantic Feature Analysis on discourse production for people with aphasia
  • Discuss the differences in measuring global coherence in structured monologue vs. unstructured conversation


The following articles are included in this course:

  • Patterns of Conversation Trouble Source and Repair as Indices of Improved Conversation in Aphasia: A Multiple-Case Study Using Conversation Analysis, by Jennifer Thompson Tetnowski, John A. Tetnowski, and Jack S. Damico
  • Effects of Phonomotor Therapy and Semantic Feature Analysis on Discourse Production, by JoAnn P. Silkes, Gerasimos Fergadiotis, Kasey Graue, and Diane L. Kendall
  • Measuring Global Coherence in People With Aphasia During Unstructured Conversation, by Marion C. Leaman and Lisa A. Edmonds

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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Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 5
ASHA CEU*: 0.5
Item #(s): PD102350
Available Through: November 12, 2026