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Treatment of Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Therapeutic Approaches and Practice Guidelines

presented by Julie Wambaugh, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

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

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

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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This course to provides an overview of all of the available approaches for use in the treatment of acquired apraxia of speech (AOS), including current approaches and emerging techniques. The evidence supporting treatment approaches will be discussed in the context of the AOS treatment guidelines.

Meet Your Instructor

Julie Wambaugh, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Julie Wambaugh, Ph.D., CCC/SLP is Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Utah and is a Research Career Scientist at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. Dr. Wambaugh teaches graduate courses in Aphasia and Motor Speech Disorders. Her research is focused on the development of theoretically-motivated and…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Introduction to Apraxia of Speech

What is AOS? This chapter introduces the participant to the clinical characteristics of AOS, including the evolution of AOS as it was recognized as a clinical entity in practice and the research literature.

2. Treatment Guidelines

In the second chapter of this course, the participant will describe the results of current systematic reviews, and the process behind guidelines for AOS treatment. After viewing this chapter the participant will be familiar with the AOS treatment evidence base.

3. Treatment Approaches

This course provides specific examples of and describes the evidence behind key treatment approaches for AOS, in order to foster more complete clinical reasoning skills with this important group.

4. Trends and Future Developments

After being exposed to current approaches in AOS treatment, this chapter expands the knowledge base of the participant by describing emerging approaches that are currently being evaluated.

5. Question and Answer

Dr. Wambaugh sits down with a practicing SLP to discuss concepts covered during the course.

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