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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 acquired communication disorders. At Duquesne University she teaches the following graduate courses: Aphasia in Adults, Neurocognitive Communication Disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication with Lab, and Capstone in Evidence-Based Practice. She also provides multiple guest lectures within the Health Science Departments focused on augmentative and alternative communication and interprofessional roles and responsibilities. Dr. Wallace regularly leads Interprofessional Education learning opportunities for Duquesne University students including a Grand Rounds Workshop that hosts over 400 students each year. In addition to her classroom and clinic teaching responsibilities, Dr. Wallace often mentors student research projects including interprofessional thesis and dissertation projects with students from the departments of Speech-Language Pathology and Psychology.
Dr. Wallace currently serves as the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Special Interest Group 2 Coordinator and contributes in multiple services roles to the Academy of Neurogenic Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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General Principles of AAC Assessment in Adult Populations

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

General Principles of AAC Assessment in Adult Populations

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Currently many SLP clinicians do not understand the process of AAC assessment in adults with acquired communication disability. The authors of this presentation will seek to present an overview of the AAC assessment process as discussed in Buekelman and Miranda's participation model (2013). The model will be discussed as a means of creating a comprehensive treatment plan. Tools for the evaluation of skills in many areas of the participation model will be presented.

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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

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

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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.

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General Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention

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

General Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention

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Although AAC interventions have been implemented by speech-language pathologists for multiple decades, some limitations exist in related to how best to provide AAC intervention services to adults with acquired communication impairments. This course will offer an overview of AAC intervention within a framework provided by the Beukleman and Miranda's Participation Model (2013). Evidence-based strategies and tools will be discussed throughout.

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention for Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders

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

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention for Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders

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Adults with acquired communication disability can present with a variety of motor, cognitive, and linguistic issues that affect AAC use. The presenters will identify the characteristics of a variety of adult acquired communication disorders, review appropriate AAC strategies, and describe evidence-based intervention strategies.

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention for Adults with Progressive Neurogenic Communication Disorders

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

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention for Adults with Progressive Neurogenic Communication Disorders

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Adults with progressive neurogenic communication disorders can present with a variety of motor, cognitive, and linguistic issues that affect AAC use. The presenters will identify the characteristics of a variety of adult acquired communication disorders, review appropriate AAC strategies for progressive conditions, and describe evidence-based intervention strategies.

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AAC Assessment in Progressive Neurogenic Communication Disorders

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

AAC Assessment in Progressive Neurogenic Communication Disorders

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Adults with acquired communication disability can present with a variety of motor, cognitive, and linguistic issues that affect AAC assessment. This 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.

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