Apraxia Of Speech In Adults: A Clinical Approach

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0.4 ASHA CEUs

$79.00


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Evaluation and Treatment of Apraxia of Speech in Adults.


"Dr. Rosenbek was a fantastic presenter – not only did his experience shine through, but he was interesting and engaging. Also, it gave me practical advice that I can apply to my everyday therapy."

– J.J., prior course participant

This course is for clinicians, clinical educators, and students interested in apraxia of speech in adults. The emphasis throughout is on practice. The first section covers evaluation with a focus on the perceptual and is bolstered with multiple speech samples.

The second section is entitled, The Plan of Care. Its content comprises all the components of a treatment plan. These components include clinician knowledge, clinician and patient roles and expectations, stimulus selection, treatment’s cognitive components, and scheduling.

The third section describes the specifics of treatment with an emphasis on treatment’s active components and on eight specific treatment approaches. Discussion includes Sound Production Therapy, Constraint-Induced Language Therapy and Communication Partners.

Course is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs – 4 Contact Hours.

Section 1: Evaluation

  • Foundation of contemporary practice
    • Early definition and description of AoS
    • Recent definition and description of AoS
    • Taped samples
  • Contemporary evaluation and diagnosis
    • Purposes of evaluation
    • Two approaches to evaluation and diagnosis
    • Personal experience
    • Data-based approach
    • Supplementing perceptual analysis

Section 2: Plan of Care

  • Knowledge and image
  • Information
  • Clinician & patient roles
  • Matching expectations
  • Stimulus selection
  • Selecting cognitive components
  • Scheduling

Section 3: Selecting a Treatment

  • Some thoughts on education about treatment
  • Treatment’s active ingredients
  • An early treatment program
  • Sound Production Therapy
  • Contrastive Stress Drills
  • Constraint-Induced Language Therapy
  • SCRIPTS
  • Communication partners
  • Pairing movement and meaning
  • Speech entrainment

Over 90% of prior course participants would recommend this course to their SLP colleagues.

"Nice detail in treatment procedures and references to many studies throughout the course." R.G. (May 2022)

"Loved the way Dr. Rosenbek updated material to bring in newer research findings and methods. Very easy to follow. Instructor has always had a relaxed and authentic communication style as well as a wealth of information to share." B.S. (Apr. 2022)

"All aspects of course can be used in practice. Differential diagnosis of Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech was beneficial. Liked the clinical modifications." R.W. (Apr. 2022)

"I liked all of the content and found parts from each of the three sections that will be beneficial. I liked the practical therapy ideas." K.H. (Mar. 2022)

"I liked all the resources presented – stressed use of clinical judgment when working with apraxia clients." J.B. (Feb. 2022)

"Grab bag of techniques to be tailored to patient's level and interest. ID severe non-fluency in aphasia as a distinct clinical entity. Fading of feedback to facilitate generalization." J.H. (Jan. 2022)

"Wealth of information on AOS – how to promote better generalization of skills learned in therapy." K.S. (Jan. 2022)

"It was quite thorough covering foundational concepts, assessment, and treatment. The guidance for treatment was quite instrumental for me." K.S. (Dec. 2021)

"It was nice to see the overlap of aphasia and apraxia treatments. I also think the reminder of establishing what is most impaired for patients with co-occurring aphasia and apraxia or apraxia and dysarthria was important. I enjoyed the examples of how to modify SPT to be more functional/encourage or generalization. I appreciated the real examples of ways to modify the method to better serve the patient." A.M. (Dec. 2021)

"Establishing the plan of care and motivating the patient. Outlining the steps that should go into the plan of care." D.L. (Nov. 2021)

"The criteria for differential diagnosis of Apraxia of Speech, Dysarthria and Aphasia were beneficial for my daily practice. I liked the clinical examples that were given along the way." A.F. (Nov. 2021)

"Distinguishing which, in the aphasic and apraxic patient, to treat first was beneficial for my daily practice. I liked the presenters expertise with the content."  E.B. (Oct. 2021)

“I appreciated that the speaker regularly reinforced the idea that the clinician will not always have a clear path, but will benefit from asking good questions.” E.H. (Oct. 2021)

“The course was well-paced and provided good practical examples of applications. Along with clinical outlines for treatment and relevant repetition of specific pertinent details.” N.M. (Sept. 2021)

"This presentation reinforced my approach to treatment in general." D.B. (Sept. 2021)

"Plenty of information that I can use with my Patients." L.W. (Aug. 2021)

"The entire presentation was valuable and reassuring. I appreciated the focus on clinical observation, reasoning, and client-centeredness." L.C. (Jul. 2021)

“Dr. Rosenbek was a fantastic presenter: not only did his experience shine through, but he was interesting and engaging. Also, it gave me practical advice that I can apply to my everyday therapy.” J.J. (Mar. 2021)

“This presenter is always one of the best; extremely proficient and provides functional information.”  H.D. (Feb. 2021)

“I liked the specific examples of ways therapy might be conducted. I also liked listening to the recordings of apraxic clients along with the narrative. It helped the material make more sense. I felt like I understood some of my patients better by listening to the tapes and the narrative. I liked the variety of treatment methods that were discussed.” S.B. (Dec. 2020)

“I have patients who are Apraxic, therefore this would benefit me in my everyday practice. The breakdown of the lecture and lecture notes were helpful.” A.D. (Oct. 2020)

"I appreciated going over methods and therapeutic approaches. I liked the course was easy to follow along with, had excellent handouts, the knowledge of the speaker, and the giving of examples as he went along." N.H. (Oct. 2020)

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.

Course Format

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.

Course Objectives

  1. Demonstrate how to differentially diagnose apraxia of speech, dysarthria and aphasia.
  2. Develop the critical components of a Plan of Care.
  3. Describe the rationale and specific steps of several treatment packages.

Presenter & Disclosures

John (Jay) Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, is a Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida at Gainesville. His clinical specialties include neurologic abnormalities of language, speech, and swallowing. He is board certified in the area of neurogenic communication disorders. His research has concentrated on developing behavioral treatments and measures for determining their effectiveness. He is presently investigating treatments for deficits in emotional communication and for swallowing disorders following neurologic disease. Dr. Rosenbek is an ASHA Fellow and received both the Honors of ASHA and the Kleffner Career Clinical Award for 25 years of outstanding clinical service.

Presenter Disclosures:

Financial — Jay Rosenbek is a presenter of CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Jay Rosenbek has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

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 masters 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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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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NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs 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 CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.

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Reviews

"Nice detail in treatment procedures and references to many studies throughout the course." R.G. (May 2022)

"Loved the way Dr. Rosenbek updated material to bring in newer research findings and methods. Very easy to follow. Instructor has always had a relaxed and authentic communication style as well as a wealth of information to share." B.S. (Apr. 2022)

"All aspects of course can be used in practice. Differential diagnosis of Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech was beneficial. Liked the clinical modifications." R.W. (Apr. 2022)

"I liked all of the content and found parts from each of the three sections that will be beneficial. I liked the practical therapy ideas." K.H. (Mar. 2022)

"I liked all the resources presented – stressed use of clinical judgment when working with apraxia clients." J.B. (Feb. 2022)

"Grab bag of techniques to be tailored to patient's level and interest. ID severe non-fluency in aphasia as a distinct clinical entity. Fading of feedback to facilitate generalization." J.H. (Jan. 2022)

"Wealth of information on AOS – how to promote better generalization of skills learned in therapy." K.S. (Jan. 2022)

"It was quite thorough covering foundational concepts, assessment, and treatment. The guidance for treatment was quite instrumental for me." K.S. (Dec. 2021)

"It was nice to see the overlap of aphasia and apraxia treatments. I also think the reminder of establishing what is most impaired for patients with co-occurring aphasia and apraxia or apraxia and dysarthria was important. I enjoyed the examples of how to modify SPT to be more functional/encourage or generalization. I appreciated the real examples of ways to modify the method to better serve the patient." A.M. (Dec. 2021)

"Establishing the plan of care and motivating the patient. Outlining the steps that should go into the plan of care." D.L. (Nov. 2021)

"The criteria for differential diagnosis of Apraxia of Speech, Dysarthria and Aphasia were beneficial for my daily practice. I liked the clinical examples that were given along the way." A.F. (Nov. 2021)

"Distinguishing which, in the aphasic and apraxic patient, to treat first was beneficial for my daily practice. I liked the presenters expertise with the content."  E.B. (Oct. 2021)

“I appreciated that the speaker regularly reinforced the idea that the clinician will not always have a clear path, but will benefit from asking good questions.” E.H. (Oct. 2021)

“The course was well-paced and provided good practical examples of applications. Along with clinical outlines for treatment and relevant repetition of specific pertinent details.” N.M. (Sept. 2021)

"This presentation reinforced my approach to treatment in general." D.B. (Sept. 2021)

"Plenty of information that I can use with my Patients." L.W. (Aug. 2021)

"The entire presentation was valuable and reassuring. I appreciated the focus on clinical observation, reasoning, and client-centeredness." L.C. (Jul. 2021)

“Dr. Rosenbek was a fantastic presenter: not only did his experience shine through, but he was interesting and engaging. Also, it gave me practical advice that I can apply to my everyday therapy.” J.J. (Mar. 2021)

“This presenter is always one of the best; extremely proficient and provides functional information.”  H.D. (Feb. 2021)

“I liked the specific examples of ways therapy might be conducted. I also liked listening to the recordings of apraxic clients along with the narrative. It helped the material make more sense. I felt like I understood some of my patients better by listening to the tapes and the narrative. I liked the variety of treatment methods that were discussed.” S.B. (Dec. 2020)

“I have patients who are Apraxic, therefore this would benefit me in my everyday practice. The breakdown of the lecture and lecture notes were helpful.” A.D. (Oct. 2020)

"I appreciated going over methods and therapeutic approaches. I liked the course was easy to follow along with, had excellent handouts, the knowledge of the speaker, and the giving of examples as he went along." N.H. (Oct. 2020)