Many swallowing and communication deficits might occur following a stroke, depending on the location of the damaged brain tissues. This webinar addresses the types and ranges of such deficits, to include swallowing problems and common post-stroke communication deficits. Signs and symptoms of each disorder and the treatment options will be discussed. The determined treatments and recommendations are based on the specific prognostic factors and on the unique needs and abilities of the clients. The speaker will also suggest helpful tips for the client as well as their friends and family members. Following this course, the attendee will better understand the treatment and recovery parameters of all deficits that can be addressed by the healthcare professional.
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- Dysphagia - defined
- The Prevalence of Dysphagia after Stroke
- Signs/symptoms of dysphagia
- Treatments for Dysphagia
- Left vs. Right Brain Deficits
- Assessment of Aphasia
- Therapeutic interventions for Aphasia
- Dysarthria - defined
- Signs and Symptoms of Dysarthria
- Treatments for Dysarthria
- Tips for the Person With Dysarthria
- Tips for the Listener
- Apraxia of Speech- defined
- Signs and Symptoms of Apraxia
- Treatments For Apraxia of Speech
- Tips for Understanding Apraxia
- Cognitive Deficits resulting from some strokes
- Executive Function Deficits
- Tips for memory loss following a stroke
- Voice Impairments that may result from stroke
- Treatments for Voice Impairments
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on swallowing and communication deficits might occur following a stroke.
- Identify the prevalence of dysphagia and related factors resulting from stroke in the US.
- List possible signs and symptoms of dysphagia.
- List at least 3 types of therapeutic approaches that a healthcare professional would utilize to treat dysphagia.
- Recognize the assessment and treatment factors the healthcare professional would consider when treating aphasia.
- Differentiate symptoms of dysarthria and apraxia, to best determine communication strategies.
- List types of cognitive deficits that might result from a stroke to specific parts of the brain
- Identify potential voice impairments that might result from a stroke, to include treatment strategies and tips for communication
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
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Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Social Worker, and Activities Professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Windsor Rehab and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.