A Deeper Dive Into Discourse-Level Analysis and Treatment for Aphasia

Presented by Brett McCardel, MS, CCC-SLP

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Course Description

This course is designed to walk participants through the process of collecting, transcribing, and scoring a language sample for a variety of discourse analyses that can be performed when working with people with aphasia. Discourse-level treatment protocols will also be reviewed, with specific examples given of how these protocols can be utilized to meet clients’ […]
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Meet Your Presenter

Brett McCardel, MS, CCC-SLP, is the owner and founder of Archways - Aphasia Rehabilitation Services, a private practice based in Seattle, WA that specializes in providing speech and language services to people with aphasia. He has worked with people with aphasia across the continuum of care and across a variety of service-delivery models (including telehealth and intensive aphasia programs). He is passionate about aphasia advocacy and promoting a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how to transcribe and score language samples for use in at least 3 different types of discourse analyses.
  2. Identify at least 2 different types of linguistic features that can be used for tracking progress on discourse-level goals.
  3. Describe the basic treatment protocol for at least 2 different discourse-level treatments approaches.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Overview of discourse analysis and how to collect a language sample
  • 0:10 - Transcribing and analyzing a discourse sample
  • 0:30 - Treatment approaches at the discourse-level
  • 0:50 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

Speech-language pathologists working with people who have aphasia.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until March 17, 2025.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is the owner of Archways: Aphasia Rehabilitation Services PLLC.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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