Course Webinar: Incorporating Principles of Neuroplasticity into Aphasia Treatment Design
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.
Presented by Emily J. Braun, M.S., CCC-SLP
Originally presented: Monday, February 22, 2021
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.
Duration: 1 hour.
Target audience: Speech-language pathologists who work with people who have aphasia.
ASHA content area: P—Professional: Information pertaining to disorders of speech, language, and hearing.
Agenda:0:00: 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.
1:00: End course
Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)
Key learning outcomes:
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...
- Describe 3 principles of neuroplasticity and their application to individuals with aphasia.
- Identify 2 evidence-based aphasia interventions that target specific linguistic networks.
- Implement 2 strategies for incorporating principles of neuroplasticity into aphasia intervention.
- 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 February 23, 2021.
- The course will be available for CEUs until February 16, 2025.
- You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.
- 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.
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.