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    An Introduction to Discourse Analysis and Discourse-Level Treatment for Aphasia

    Course description: This course is designed to serve as an introduction to different types of discourse analyses that can be performed when working with people with aphasia. Emphasis will also be placed on discourse-level treatment approaches, and how a focus on discourse analysis and treatment can be applied using a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia.

    Brett McCardel, MS, CCC-SLP

    Date: Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020

    Time: 4 pm pacific | 5 pm mountain | 6 pm central | 7 pm eastern

    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.

    Duration: 1 hour.

    Target audience: Speech-language pathologists who are providing therapy for people who have aphasia.

    Course accreditation:

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

    ASHA subject code: 3030

    ASHA content area: P—Professional: Information and techniques dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders; this content code is used by audiologists and SLPs directly in their work with clients.


    0:00: Overview of types of discourse and the importance of discourse analysis
    0:10: Discourse analysis tasks and how to perform them
    0:30: Discourse-level treatment approaches
    0:45: Incorporating a life participation approach to discourse analysis and treatment
    0:50: Q/A session
    1:00: End presentation

    Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)

    Course pre-requisites: None.

    Key learning outcomes:

    As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...

    1. Participants will be able to describe the differences between several types of discourse (e.g., narrative discourse, procedural discourse, expository discourse)
    2. Participants will be able to describe the differences between microlinguistic and macrolinguistic measures
    3. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 discourse analysis tasks that can be performed in a clinical setting
    4. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 discourse-level treatment approaches
    5. Participants will be able to describe how a focus on discourse analysis and treatment can be applied using a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia

    Webinar information:

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

    Recorded course information:

    • The recorded course will be made available on October 22, 2020.
    • The course will be available for purchase as a recorded course until October 22, 2025.
    • Once you register, you will have 30 days to access and complete the course.
    • You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.

    Instructor disclosures:

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

    Instructional methodology: Lecture

    Course completion requirements:

    • Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
    • Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
    • Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
    • Completion of program evaluation form.
    • 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 signature from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course.

    Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.

    Complaint policy: In the event that an individual is not satisfied with the organization’s continuing education program, we request a formal letter of complaint from the individual that outlines their concerns in writing. For more information, please read our full complaint policy.

    Cancellation policy:

    For Access Pass subscribers: In the event that a course is canceled or rescheduled, no cash refund will be provided to subscribers of the Access Pass. Therapy Insights will work to reschedule the event, or create a new event within the same month. Therapy Insights guarantees access to one live course per month to all subscribers. In the highly unlikely event that this commitment is not met, subscribers will receive a 50% refund for that month’s subscription cost. Subscribers who are on an annual payment plan will receive a pro-rated refund for 50% of the cost of that month.

    For non- Access Pass subscribers: If a customer purchases a single pass to a course and the course is canceled, they will receive a 100% refund. If the course is rescheduled, they will not receive a refund, but will be provided with information via email and website announcement regarding the new date and time.

    All refunds will be provided within 30 days of time of cancellation.

    Refund policy in the event that a participant cancels their registration.
    In the event that a participant/subscriber registers for the live course and then cancels participation, no refund will be provided. The participant will have the opportunity to access the recorded presentation at no additional cost as part of their subscription or registration fee.

    View our full cancellation policy.