Communication following a stroke can be difficult for many reasons, depending on the location, type and severity of the cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Aphasia is the most common of such communication impairments, affecting 1 in every 250 people in the United States.
This course briefly reviews the range of communication deficits, to include aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia of speech, cognitive deficits and voice disorders. After significant time is spent on covering a variety of factors and classifications of aphasia, time will then be spent on the additional types of communication deficits, to include their definitions, treatments and tips for communication for both the person recovering from the stroke as well as tips for the communication partners.
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- Potential Communication Impairments resulting from a stroke
- Prevalence of aphasia following stroke
- Aphasia defined
- Types of Aphasia
- Outcomes of aphasia
- Key Points Regarding Aphasia And Recovery
- Types of Aphasia Therapy
- Research-supported Treatments for Aphasia
- Tips For Living With Aphasia
- Recommendations for the Communication Partner
- Anosognosia defined
- 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
- Post-stroke Cognitive Deficits defined.
- Executive Function Deficits
- Tips for memory loss following a stroke
- Post-stroke Voice Impairments defined
- Treatments for Voice Impairments
- Tips for Communicating with a Voice Disorder
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on communication deficits, to include their definitions, treatments and tips for communication for both the person recovering from the stroke as well as tips for the communication partners.
- Define aphasia.
- List and describe the different types of aphasia.
- Identify the factors affecting recovery and therapy progress with aphasia.
- List research- based interventions for aphasia.
- Identify deficits and tips for communicating with dysarthria vs. apraxia.
- List deficits and tips for communicating with cognitive deficits.
- Identify deficits and tips for communicating with voice disorders.
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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 and Nursing
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: 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.
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.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
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