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).
- Aphasia/Apraxia Background
- Defining Apraxia
- Perspectives on Apraxia
- Neuroplasticity and aphasia recovery
- MRAP Module Steps
- Apraxia Videos
- MRAP Module Steps
- Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT)
- 8-Step Continuum
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Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: OT/COTA, SLP|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to guide the clinician in a study of acquired Apraxia treatment.
At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
- List key indicators of acquired apraxia.
- Identify a treatment philosophy and rationale allowing for optimal exploitation of neural plasticity.
- Identify specific activities for the rehabilitation of apraxia that affects speech and communication utilizing Motor Reconnect Apraxia Treatment.
Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Speech-Language Pathologists.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available in our online format available instantly or by mail. Our mail order format allows you to obtain a hardcopy of the course materials.
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
- Financial - Bill Connors is a clinical instructor for the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh adn receives a salary. Bill Connors receives royalty payments for the presentation of this course from HomeCEUConnection.com.
- Nonfinancial - Bill Connors is a state representative and member of the Multicultural Task Force for the National Aphasia Association and a member of the Advisory Board at speechpathology.com.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.