Applying the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia in Clinical Practice

Presented by Katie Brown, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

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Course Description

Do SLPs know what their clients with aphasia want? Current research shows the goals of those living with aphasia and clinicians are not always congruent. This course focuses on shifting clinical perspective towards a person-centered approach, the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia. Attendees will learn how to integrate the approach into evidence-based aphasia assessment and […]
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Meet Your Presenter

Katie Brown, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS is a speech-language pathologist and certified brain injury specialist practicing in Buffalo, NY. She owns a private practice called Neuro Speech Solutions which specializes in therapy for adults with neurogenic communication and cognitive disorders. Katie is deeply passionate about providing meaningful, functional therapy to those with aphasia and cognitive impairments related to stroke and TBI. Outside of her private practice, Katie is active in the SLP community. She is a mentor for SLPs starting adult-focused private practices and a consultant for the aphasia app company, Tactus Therapy.


  • 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. List the core values of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia.
  2. Apply the Living with Aphasia: Framework for Outcome Measurement (A-FROM; Kagan et al., 2008) model to aphasia treatment.
  3. Identify ways in which the core LPAA principles can be integrated into at least three evidence-based aphasia treatment techniques.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction to the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA)
  • 0:10 - Application of the Living with Aphasia: Framework for Outcome Measurement (A-FROM) for person-centered intervention
  • 0:20 - Assessment & goal setting focused on life participation
  • 0:30 - Adapting treatment interventions to focus on life participation
  • 0:40 - 2 case examples of patients using LPAA & A-FROM to focus on life participation
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

Target Audience

SLPs who work with patients with aphasia.

Live Course Information

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

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until April 28, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.

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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