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Selecting Aphasia Treatment: Case Examples

presented by Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP and Janet Patterson, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Financial: Dr. Patterson is employed by VA Northern California Health Care System. Dr. Hinckley is employed by Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Patterson and Dr. Hinckley received honoraria for this course.

Non-Financial: Dr. Patterson is a member of the executive board of the Academy of Communicative Disorders and Sciences. Dr. Hinckley is on the advisory board of the National Aphasia Association.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 63 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 21 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to explore in detail the process by which a clinician selects a therapy based on treatment goals. We will do this by using three case examples of individuals with different types and severities of aphasia. The two presenters will also discuss each case in terms of impairment-focused and participation-focused treatment choices.

Meet Your Instructors

Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Jacqueline Hinckley is currently Associate Professor in Speech-Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University and Executive Director Emeritus at Voices of Hope for Aphasia. Dr. Hinckley is the author of two books, Narrative-Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and What Is It Like to Have a Communication Impairment? Simulations for Family, Friends, and Caregivers. She is…

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Janet Patterson, PhD, CCC-SLP

Janet Patterson is chief of the the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Service at the VA in Northern California. Prior to that, she held academic positions as faculty member, associate dean, and department chair at California State University East Bay, Central Michigan University, and Michigan State University. With coeditor Patrick Coppens, PhD, CCC-SLP, she published Aphasia…

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1. Treatment Selection: Principles and Procedures

The guiding principles for treatment selection along with a step-by-step process will be discussed in this section. General techniques for finding and selecting evidence-based impairment and participation-focused treatments will be reviewed.

2. A Case of Moderate Fluent Aphasia

In this case example, the challenge of selecting treatment for fluent aphasia will be addressed. Impairment and participation-focused goals will be formulated based on case history, and evidence-based treatment selection will be demonstrated.

3. A Case of Severe Aphasia

In this case example, the challenge of selecting treatment for severe aphasia will be addressed. Impairment and participation-focused goals will be formulated based on case history, and evidence-based treatment selection will be demonstrated.

4. A Case of Mild Anomic Aphasia

In this case example, the challenge of selecting treatment for mild aphasia will be addressed. Impairment and participation-focused goals will be formulated based on case history, and evidence-based treatment selection will be demonstrated.

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