Acquired Apraxia Treatment: Exploiting Neuroplasticity

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Course Description

More than 1.2 million people in the United States and Canada suffer with hope-robbing, independence-depriving effects of aphasia despite millions of dollars spent on research, treatment, and public awareness of the problem. Therapy for patients with a nonfluent aphasia usually involves: behavior modification, cognitive therapy and pragmatic skills, butoften fails to help these patients regain verbal communication.

This course discusses acquired apraxia and the treatment philosophy and rationale while keeping in mind the optimal exploitation of neural plasticity. It also provides treatment programs and specific activities for the rehabilitation of apraxia that affects speech and communication, explore traditional approaches and delve into Motor Reconnect Apraxia treatment.

This Seminar-On-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Course Outline

Hour 1

  • Introduction
  • Aphasia/Apraxia Background
  • Defining Apraxia
  • Perspectives on Apraxia
  • Neuroplasticity and aphasia recovery
  • MRAP Module Steps

Hour 2

  • Apraxia Videos
  • MRAP Module Steps
  • Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT)
  • 8-Step Continuum
Contact Hours: 2
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience: OT/COTA, SLP
Instructional Level: Intermediate