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0.2  ASHA CEUs

Assessing Cognition In Aphasia And Other Language Impairment #e30


Presenter: Jacqueline J. Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD

Learn parameters that should be considered for assessing cognitive abilities in individuals with aphasia.


"I found both the justification for assessing patients with aphasia for cognitive-linguistic ability and determining appropriate treatment plans to be very helpful. The presenter organized the information very well, and was able to provide slides for easy referencing."

– P.E., prior course participant

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Clinicians have often struggled with appropriate ways to assess cognitive abilities like attention, memory, and executive function in the face of frank language impairment like aphasia. This course addresses four critical questions about assessing cognitive abilities in aphasia:

  • Can we appropriately assess cognition in aphasia? The important parameters that we should consider are identified with specific clinical examples.
  • Why should we assess cognition in aphasia? The latest scientific evidence showing that cognitive abilities may affect death rate and long-term health, medication self-management, and fall risk are discussed in terms of treating patients with aphasia.
  • When should we assess cognition in aphasia? Recommendations for best practice from clinical practice guidelines are summarized for best care.
  • How should we assess cognition in aphasia? Three specific assessment tools that are appropriate for use with individuals with aphasia are described.

Course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 Contact Hours.

Course Overview – Run Time: 2:04:03

  • Can we assess cognition in aphasia?
  • Why should we assess cognition in aphasia?
  • When should we assess cognition in aphasia?
  • How should we assess cognition in aphasia?

"This course provided specific, targeted assessment and treatment considerations. Evidence-based findings were important to me."

– M.H., prior course participant

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The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

Reviews

"It was helpful to discuss when to start cognitive assessment for the patients. I enjoyed the scientific content with excellent examples." H.S. (May. 2024)

"Assessment discussion was beneficial. I liked the ease of use of the course." R.H. (May. 2024)

"The test review and case examples were helpful. I enjoyed the clear communication of the instructor." H.J. (Apr. 2024)

"Testing materials suggested for assessing cognition in the language-impaired patient population was beneficial. I liked the presentation and thorough slides." S.M. (Mar. 2024)

"Discussing treatment was helpful." R.J. (Mar. 2024)

"It was beneficial to discuss data on individuals missed with informal assessments; and comparisons of the CLQT, SCCAN and the GANBA. I liked the ease of accessibility." C.M. (Feb. 2024)

"The use of formal assessments to look at cognition in aphasics was helpful. Easy to follow course, and I liked the handouts." A.L. (Feb. 2024)

"It was beneficial to discuss the importance of cognitive asst and formal asst tools. I liked all the information on studies related to practical clinical practice." Z.R. (Jan. 2024)

"Defining cognition separate from language and vice versa was beneficial. I liked the visual diagrams." M.P. (Jan. 2024)

"Discussing the importance of assessment selection was helpful." M.S. (Jan. 2024)

"Beneficial discussion of assessment tools. I liked that the course was not too long." B.M. (Jan. 2024)

"This course was beneficial as I am trying to learn more about aphasia practice. The instruction was clear and concise." A.K. (Jan. 2024)

"Specific strengths and weaknesses of various tests were helpful. I liked discussing the other factors in cognitive impairment, such as increased mortality rate, fall risk, etc that should be considered." R.J. (Dec. 2023)

"The review of appropriate cognitive tests for aphasia was beneficial." K.O. (Dec. 2023)

"I liked the cognitive assessment in the context of aphasia. The course was fast-paced." P.A. (Nov. 2023)

"The assessment tools discussed were beneficial. I liked the case studies related to each section of the course." C.H. (Nov. 2023)

"The specific assessment suggestions were helpful. I enjoyed the course slides." A.L. (Nov. 2023)

"Practical applications. The specific testing options were beneficial." K.K. (Nov. 2023)

"Learning the effects of executive functioning on the use of strategies. I liked the idea that we still target cognition even when severe aphasia and with strategies to do so." K.T. (Nov. 2023)

"Discussing the relationship between cognition and language and how to assess cognition by being mindful of non-linguistic tasks was beneficial. I appreciated the layout of course and the building on information." J.A. (Oct. 2023)

"I liked the discussion about lack of formal assessments in hospital settings. The names of test tools were helpful." M.K. (Sep. 2023)

"The various screening and tests of cognition for patients with aphasia was beneficial. I liked the course division into 4 topics, easily digestible information and good pacing and presentation of the speaker." J.D. (Aug. 2023)

"Learning which test to use with my patients with aphasia and more about those specific tests was helpful. This course was organized well and thorough with great examples for easy understanding and application on my part." J.H. (Aug. 2023)

"I liked the various tests reviewed, what they measure, and what pt dx they may be useful for." J.M. (Aug. 2023)

"This course was easy to follow with good case scenarios. Choosing appropriate cognitive tests based on aphasia severity was beneficial to discuss." B.N. (Jul. 2023)

"I liked the testing suggestions. The course was organized and thorough." K.K. (Jun. 2023)

"I liked the presenter's case studies. Very real-life experiences. Addressing cognition in aphasia was beneficial." D.F. (May 2023)

"The assessment tests were beneficial." G.A. (Apr. 2023)

"Practical clinical advice. I liked the breakdown into 4 clear sections. And the impacts of cog ax on choice of some therapy we could consider." J.G. (Mar. 2023)

"Learning importance of assessing cognition with individuals with aphasia. I liked that I could complete course at my own pace." P.D. (Jan. 2023)

"I found the discussion of the different assessment tools to be most beneficial." A.W. (Jan. 2023)

"I liked the information on tests for cognition that work with PWA." A.S. (Dec. 2022)

"Great presentation, enjoyed the presenter's examples. Understanding the importance of assessment of both aphasia and cognition." L.M. (Dec. 2022)

"I found the information pertaining to the progressive diseases and TBIs to be most helpful. I liked that course was broken down into four separate parts." M.P. (Nov. 2022)

"Learning the specific tests that are helpful in assessing cognition when aphasia is a concern. I liked that this course was broken up into smaller sections." A.P. (Nov. 2022)

"Good examples and review of assessment tools. I liked the breakdown of the course content." K.B. (Sept. 2022)

"I liked the explanations on specific tests and subtests that look at specific areas of interest. And explanation as to how data from those subtests could be interpreted, and important information to glean from them." B.R. (Aug. 2022)

"I liked that the course handouts included large print of specific charts from other texts for further reference and ease of reading. Breaking course into several "chunks" to allow for good break points was appreciated." B.R. (Aug. 2022)

"I liked learning about the tests that are available. The course was cost effective." C.D. (Jul. 2022)

"Learning how to evaluate extralinguistic cognitive skills in aphasia was helpful. And I liked the pacing of the course." M.D. (Jun. 2022)

"I like how it was broken up into sections and the information on different assessments." A.C. (Jun. 2022)

"I liked the discussion of EF and treatment strategies. The case studies made it "real world" and understandable....and memorable!" M.K. (Apr. 2022)

"The speaker was clear and efficient. Related the topic to everyday practice. The importance of formal testing and not just clinical observation." J.L. (Apr. 2022)

"The names of tests and treatments were beneficial, and the course was based on real-world practice." R.G. (Mar. 2022)

"The course was informative. I liked the data regarding informal screening vs formal exam discrepancies in capturing domains of skill. And review of specific exams recommended for cognition." C.P. (Mar. 2022)

"Discussion about testing for aphasia to determine presence of cognitive deficits was beneficial – reviewing the most clinically appropriate tests for severe aphasia cases." L.S. (Feb. 2022)

"I liked the data supporting cognitive testing with all stroke patients / patients with aphasia, and the overview of the different assessment tools, including the battery for patients with severe aphasia." J.M. (Jan 2022)

"All of this information was relevant and also a good review for anyone working with stroke survivors. The presentation was clear, concise and informative. Excellent presenter." J.K. (Jan 2022)

"Really enjoyed having specific patients with discussion on application of the course material." T.D. (Dec. 2021)

"I liked the clinical decision-making chart and cases." T.D. (Dec. 2021)

"The presenter was wonderful and approached the material in a way that was informative and easy to understand. Going over how cognitive impairment and aphasia are correlated was most useful." V.P. (Dec. 2021)

"The background information and research is essential, but the assessments are most useful. The course was very well organized into sections, and it was easy to follow." J.M. (Dec 2021)

“The course was easy to follow and understand especially for those who are new to neurologically based cognitive communication assessments and treatment approaches.” C.D. (Nov. 2021)

"I found the review of screens & tests useful. Also useful is info regarding the trend to assess cognitive skills during speech-language eval. I liked the slides that accompanied the verbal presentation." V.G. (Nov. 2021)

"I liked the discussion on treatment implications of assessments." J.B. (Oct. 2021)

"The presenter was very clear." E.B. (Oct. 2021)

"The review and comparison of different assessment tools were good. I liked the format of the presentation too." P.N. (Aug. 2021)

"The methods of assessing cognition / formal tests are helpful for my daily practice. The course was well organized, practical, and evidence-based." A.G. (Aug. 2021)

“I was able to learn more about executive functions and how they affect people with aphasia.” G.L. (May 2021)

“The pacing was comfortable, and the information was clear and straightforward. I appreciated the brief review after each section."  S.L. (May 2021)

“This course provided specific, targeted assessment and treatment considerations. Evidence-based findings were important to me.” M.H. (Mar. 2021)

“I liked the critical predictor for strategy usage. The importance of utilizing practice guidelines in clinical practice. Also, assessing both cognitive profile and aphasia.”  M.S. (Feb. 2021)

“I appreciated the examination of executive function and its relatedness to strategy use. Having some tools to sort out when to screen and when to assess more formally was very helpful.” J.K. (Feb. 2021)

“I enjoyed the section breakdown of can we assess, why we should assess, when, and how to assess.” K.R. (Jan. 2021)

“I found both the justification for assessing patients with aphasia for cognitive-linguistic ability and determining appropriate treatment plans to be very helpful. The presenter organized the information very well, and was able to provide slides for easy referencing.” P.E. (Jan. 2021)

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the considerations for assessing cognition in the presence of aphasia.
  2. Identify one long-term risk of cognitive impairment.
  3. Describe best practice guidelines for when cognitive abilities should be assessed.
  4. List three cognitive assessment tools that are appropriate for assessing cognition in aphasia.

Presenter & Disclosures

Jacqueline J. Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, is Board Certified in Neurogenic Communication Disorders (ANCDS) and has 25 years of experience treating patients with aphasia and other neurogenic communication disorders. After a career as a clinician and clinical manager, she is now Associate Professor Emeritus in Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hinckley is known internationally for her work on treatment effectiveness and implementation. She has a particular interest in integrating the clinician's expertise and the client's values with scientific evidence supporting best practices. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on assessment and treatment in aphasia and is the author of the book Narrative-Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Jacqueline Hinckley is an author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Jacqueline Hinckley submitted a manuscript titled, "A Case for the Implementation of Cognitive Screenings After Stroke" to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Intended Audience / Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
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However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.

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ASHA CE Registry Submission:

During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

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