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Evidence-Based Aphasia Treatment: Principles and Procedures for the Practicing Clinician

Presented by Leora R. Cherney, PhD, BC-ANCDS, CCC-SLP

In recent years, there has been a proliferation of research targeting various aspects of aphasia treatment. These range from studies addressing the development, theoretical underpinnings and efficacy of specific treatments to more general issues such as intensity and dose that impact learning and outcomes, regardless of the treatment being administered.

This workshop describes the procedures for administering several of the newest aphasia treatment techniques, emphasizing their theoretical background and current evidence supporting their efficacy. Treatments that target impairment and activity-participation levels will be included. Practical issues such as dosage and service delivery models that improve access to and outcomes from treatment will be discussed.

Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe components related to “dose” of aphasia therapy.
  • List procedures for administering at least four evidence-based aphasia treatments.
  • Differentiate impairment and activity/participation level treatments.
  • Explain the importance of considering social/life participation approaches in the treatment of aphasia.

This course is designed for practicing speech-language pathologists who have an intermediate to advanced level of experience with persons with apraxia of speech and aphasia.

Registration

For registration and information, please visit stlukesonline.org/conferences or email camptami@slhs.org with questions.

This course is offered for .7 ASHA CEUs.
Intermediate, professional level.
Speaker disclosure information on back.

Save the Date!

May 2, 2020
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center
Anderson Center, located on the 5th Floor of the South Tower
190 E. Bannock Street, Downtown Boise

Early-bird cost (ends April 1)
St. Luke’s Employees $30 | Students $30 | All Others $120

After April 1
St. Luke’s Employees $30 | Students $50 | All Others $150

UW Aphasia Lab Opportunities

The Aphasia Research Lab at the University of Washington conducts research to better understand the complex processing of language and its breakdown in individuals with aphasia.

In particular, they study:

  1. The theoretical nature of word retrieval deficits in aphasia.
  2. Rehabilitation of aphasia.
  3. The influence of mental lexicon structure on treatment generalization.
  4. The psycholinguistic principles of stimuli used in treatment and/or standardized assessments.

Available Positions:

4 Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate Volunteers*

*Update: Two of the PB positions listed below will now be work study paid positions.

  • Project:  Standardization of a test for verbal working memory with individuals who have aphasia and non-brain damaged controls
  • Duties:  data collection (non-brain damaged controls), data analysis, data entry
  • Start date:  June 2019
  • Length of appointment:  through AY 19/20 (ending June 2021)
  • If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief paragraph describing your interest in research and in aphasia to:  Dr Sonia Vieira at scvieira@uw.edu by MAY 10, 2019

 

1 Masters Thesis Opportunity (Spring 2019 to June 2020)

  • Project:  The influence of the mental lexicon on treatment generalization utilizing models of network theory
  • Start date:  Spring quarter 2019
  • If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief paragraph describing your interest in research and in aphasia to:  Dr Nichol Castro at ncastro1@uw.edu by APRIL 30 2019

For more information, go to the Aphasia Research Lab’s web page.