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AAC Assessment in Adults with Acquired Non-Progressive Neurogenic Communication Disorders

presented by Kristy Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP and Sarah E. Wallace, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Financial: Kristy Weissling receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Financial: Sarah Wallace receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Kristy Weissling has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Non-Financial: Sarah Wallace has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 105 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 32 Minutes

Adults with acquired communication disability can present with a variety of motor, cognitive, and linguistic issues that affect AAC assessment. The authors of this presentation will aim to identify the characteristics of a variety of adult acquired communication disorders. These characteristics will be used to drive the assessment process by determining which areas of the participation model may need more attention.

Meet Your Instructors

Kristy Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP

Kristy Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her professional doctorate in speech language pathology from Nova Southeastern University in 2006. She is the on-campus clinic coordinator and is one of four investigators on the…

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Sarah E. Wallace, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Sarah E. Wallace PhD, CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Adult Language and Cognition clinic in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wallace also directs the Communication and Cognition Lab (https://www.facebook.com/CommunicationAndCognitionLab/). Dr. Wallace is a certified speech-language pathologist with clinical experience providing services to individuals with…

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1. Assessment for Individuals with Aphasia

This chapter will describe the major AAC assessment elements present in the assessment of individuals with aphasia. Particular areas of challenge and emphasis will be discussed.

2. Assessment of Adults with Acquired Progressive Cognitive Linguistic Disorders

This chapter will review the assessment of individuals with dementia. The assessment of individuals with dementia for the use of AAC systems will be reviewed. Assessment will be focused on the participation model. Specific challenges of the assessment of dementia will be reviewed.

3. Adults with Acquired Motor Impairments

This chapter will review the AAC assessment issues related to adults who acquire a disease that will cause a motor impairment. The specific issues of assessment related to the participation model in this population will be reviewed.

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