Incorporating Principles of Neuroplasticity Into Aphasia Treatment Design

Presented by Emily J. Braun, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Course Description

The brain has an amazing ability to adapt after injury. This course will review principles of neuroplasticity and their application to aphasia intervention. This discussion will be placed in the larger context of best practices in aphasia management with consideration for how speech-language pathologists can facilitate improved communication and life participation for adults with aphasia.
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Meet Your Presenter

Emily J. Braun is a doctoral student in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Boston University. Emily completed her undergraduate degree in Linguistics and master’s in Speech, Language, and Learning at Northwestern University. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she worked in acute rehabilitation and as a research speech-language pathologist. Her research aims to evaluate neural correlates of aphasia and aphasia recovery and to advance the evidence base for theoretically-motivated aphasia interventions. The ultimate goal of her research is to provide resources to clinicians to facilitate improved communication outcomes and life participation for people with aphasia.


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

Course Details

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe 3 principles of neuroplasticity and their application to individuals with aphasia.
  2. Identify 2 evidence-based aphasia interventions that target specific linguistic networks.
  3. Implement 2 strategies for incorporating principles of neuroplasticity into aphasia intervention.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 00:00 - Introduction and evidence for neuroplasticity in people with aphasia.
  • 0:15 - Review of principles of neuroplasticity and their application to aphasia intervention.
  • 0:35 - Considerations for aphasia management.
  • 0:40 - Case study and conclusion.
  • 0:50 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course

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 who work 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 February 16, 2025.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is a doctoral student in the Aphasia Research Laboratory at Boston University.

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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