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0.3  ASHA CEUs

Functional And First-Rate Aphasia Treatment: A Client-Centered Approach #e229


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

Learn up-to-date tools for assessment and treatment of aphasia.


"Finally, a course that specifically addresses evidence-based treatment and HOW to do it! I liked the videos with examples. The tables explaining how to provide the tx were very helpful."

– B.M., prior course participant

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Clinicians are often challenged by clients with aphasia and related disorders on their caseloads. This course provides the practicing clinician with the most up-to-date tools and methods, starting from the initial assessment, to establishing goals, to selecting an evidence-based treatment plan.

The focus throughout this course is on functional, person-centered care. Participants will follow the case of Alan, an adult with aphasia, as the clinician works through different types of assessment data, establishing collaborative goals, and selecting treatment. The course concludes with examples of treatment plans that follow from the evidence-based, person-centered approach.

Offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 Contact Hours.

Course Overview – Run Time: 3:02:00

  • Introduction to client-centered care.
  • Factors that help make the therapy functional.
  • Selecting functional, client-centered goals.
  • Goal-specific, client-centered assessments.
  • Model for selecting therapy.
  • Applying international best practices for aphasia.
  • First-rate aphasia treatment: five examples.
  • Finalizing our case example.
"Excellent class. Speaker keeps you interested. So many resources that I can turn around and use on Monday morning in therapy. Also, will help in my documentation of my visits."

– A.J., 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

"Review of evidence-based aphasia tx was helpful. I enjoyed the review of tx approaches with examples of how to make them more meaningful to patients." N.S. (Jun. 2024)

"This was a great course with a good overview of aphasia therapies that I would definitely recommend, especially to newly qualified therapists." K.W. (June 2024)

"Discussing how to maximize therapeutic effectiveness and pairing with specific therapeutic approaches was beneficial. Great references and examples!" O.B. (Apr. 2024)

"The overview of Aphasia Treatments, including Semantic Feature Analysis, plus the multidimensional scoring/rating system, was helpful. I liked the ease of access, which fit my schedule." C.M. (Apr. 2024)

"Discussed the importance of functional training for the client in conjunction with communication partner training. This is different from the focus of therapy in the past. This course was comprehensive and offered many resources." D.I. (Mar. 2024)

"It was helpful to discuss how to incorporate personally relevant tasks into EBP treatments. I liked the use of video examples." C.G. (Mar. 2024)

"Treatment strategies and their application was helpful. I liked the course pacing and structure." C.S. (Mar. 2024)

"This course was a great overview with good video examples. Everything was great." C.M. (Feb. 2024)

"Beneficial discussion regarding each type of therapy." A.L. (Feb. 2024)

"Discussing ways to implement conversational topics was beneficial. I liked the ideas to use with potential clients." A.K. (Jan. 2024)

"Direct instructions on how to implement assessment and intervention tools in daily clinical practice. Beneficial discussion of different methods to determine what is important for the client in therapy." T.C. (Dec. 2023)

"The identification of specific resources available was helpful. I liked how the presenter applied what she was talking about to the case of her "patient" to help us see how we would be able to apply the information in this presentation with our actual patients." E.B. (Dec. 2023)

"Starting with functional interview or assessment before standardized testing was beneficial." P.B. (Dec. 2023)

"It was beneficial to discuss best practices, assessments, and interventions that have the most impact on our patient's functional life." P.K. (Nov. 2023)

"I found all the information, references, websites, and charts very helpful. The speaker was great, and the information flowed nicely. My original training for aphasia did not include the importance of functional decline or the impact it should have in developing an appropriate treatment plan." W.R. (Nov. 2023)

"The review of treatment strategies was very useful. I liked how the presenter described the rationale for a treatment strategy, the key components of the strategy, and a demonstration. Well done!" K.K. (Oct. 2023)

"I liked the examples of tests and treatments." K.K. (Oct. 2023)

"Finally, a course that specifically addresses evidence-based treatment and HOW to do it! I liked the videos with examples. The 2nd half addressed HOW to do the tx and write the goals. The tables explaining how to provide the tx were very helpful." B.M. (Aug. 2023)

"This course provided an excellent overview of best practices for aphasia therapy along with a host of interventions. Course was clear, concise, and relevant to the limitations clinicians face with time constraints in therapy." M.S. (Aug. 2023)

"I liked the websites shared to get written information for communicative partners." D.B. (Jun. 2023)

"The therapy ideas to increase conversation and help the partner were beneficial. I liked the videos showing examples of treatment." J.A. (Jun. 2023)

"The Informal Assessment, along with the client centered approaches to determine patient activity wants and communication needs were beneficial. I liked the different and best treatment approaches to promote successful communication outside of the therapy setting, such as Script Training, RET, PACE, Supported Communication For Aphasia, Semantic Feature Analysis, and, of course, the importance of spouse and family training in the use of Supported Conversation to promote the PWA's ability to express information and get their point across." V.M. (May 2023)

"The idea of setting patient priorities prior to impairment-based testing was beneficial. I liked the video examples of how the therapy can be carried out in relation to a specific patient-centered goal." S.V. (Apr. 2023)

"I liked the examples of materials and treatment techniques and the case study. Making therapy relevant to the client based on their interests and things that are directly important to the client." L.O. (Apr. 2023)

"All of it was relevant. Easy to follow. The presenter gave relevant examples that can be used in practice." R.W. (Apr. 2023)

"Communication Partners and script training are practical methods for my practice. I enjoyed the different links of resources." S.G. (Apr. 2023)

"Treatment approaches and videos to exemplify them were beneficial. I liked the treatment options and videos." R.F. (Apr. 2023)

"I liked the outline of evidence-based treatments." C.M. (Mar. 2023)

"Functional implementation ideas to improve verbal output. Good examples." A.C. (Mar. 2023)

"Practical information. I liked the discussion on focusing more on client-centered activities in treatment vs. my own agenda." B.G. (Mar. 2023)

"Video examples were great. Learning that you can carry out more than one type of aphasia therapy to target the same aims concurrently was beneficial. I liked that I could pause and return to course, and go over the information and the slides that were given to me." A.T. (Mar. 2023)

"Specific aphasia treatments - I liked the flexibility of course completion." R.C. (Mar. 2023)

"I liked the treatment examples." K.A. (Mar. 2023)

"I liked the case examples and going over how you would use each strategy. And the presenter! This was an absolutely great course. Thank you!" L.M. (Jan. 2023)

"The breakdown of different tx approaches was beneficial. I liked the stress on the importance of training communication partners." J.K. (Dec. 2022)

"Evidence-based treatments." R.N. (Dec. 2022)

"I work in acute care. This course will help me educate patients and families on treatment plans and help them understand what their course of treatment may look like as they rehabilitate. I also learned methods to address communication rehabilitation while still in the acute setting." S.J. (Dec. 2022)

"I liked how the presenter utilized all available resources to help develop and implement personalized treatment that will quickly lead to functional improvements." S.J. (Dec. 2022)

"Information that can directly be used with our patients. I liked the semantic feature analysis and communication training." M.P. (Dec. 2022)

"I would recommend this course." B.O. (Nov. 2022)

"Good review of tx techniques. I liked the case study carried throughout." M.F. (Oct. 2022)

"I liked the context related Tx suggestions and caregiver involvement." B.H. (Oct. 2022)

"Details on aphasia therapies - good video examples." R.N. (Oct. 2022)

"The in-depth, very specific discussion of actual treatment components was amazing!  A truly excellent course." J.H. (Sept. 2022)

"Different types of evidence based therapies that are relevant to clients. A number of resources were provided. As well as combined therapy approaches depending on client." M.D. (Sep. 2022)

"I enjoyed the entire course." J.S. (Sept. 2022)

"Provided a variety of interventions." K.G. (Aug. 2022)

"I loved it all, and I work in the home health care setting so I appreciate the steps of Client Centered Care." H.K. (Aug. 2022)

"Learning how to choose relevant goals, and from those goals how to implement the most appropriate therapy technique. I thought it was beneficial that the same case study or patient was used to demonstrate patient-centered care, along with the use of video examples for the chosen therapy techniques." N.P. (Aug. 2022)

"Video models of tx activities and examples of functional therapy were good." B.B. (July 2022)

"Liked everything! Excellent class. Speaker keeps you interested. Proper pacing. Not monotone like so many presenters. So many resources that I can turn around and use on Monday morning in therapy. Also, will help in my documentation of my visits." A.J. (June 2022)

"I liked the tools given – adult evaluation that focuses on clients' real needs." Y.G. (Apr. 2022)

"Names of tests and treatments to use was beneficial. Liked the evidence based and client centered approaches." R.G. (Apr. 2022)

"Liked the review of practical inventories to use with aphasics and their communication partners. Course was organized, easy to follow, and interspersed with pertinent references." B.S. (Apr. 2022)

"I liked the various treatment programs for aphasia and relating it in a functional way to the client. The video that simulated examples given of the tx techniques was helpful." J.L. (Apr. 2022)

"Treatment that is meaningful to the client and their family; enjoyed Jacky's presentation style and the structure of the course." J.M. (Apr. 2022)

"Setting goals to be more client driven – I liked the examples given." R.B. (Mar. 2022)

"I liked the part about the communication partners. It made me realize how the therapies can be artificial sometimes." A.F. (Mar. 2022)

"A realistic example of using patient priorities and functionally applying it to a patient's daily life. The example was laid out well and easy to follow, making it easy for me to visualize in my own clinical practice. Course was easy to follow along and apply to daily practice." S.H. (Feb. 2022)

"I liked the specific treatment models and how to implement them. Very straight forward and good treatment info." E.S. (Feb. 2022)

"I liked the practical review of client centered therapy approaches appropriate to the case studies, and its relevance to improving the quality of life of the client." L.L. (Jan. 2022)

"I liked the examples of client centered programming, and it introduced some new assessment tools." J.K. (Jan. 2022)

"The presenter is engaging and has a conversational manner. I liked the discussion of evidence-based practice with respect to functionally-driven therapies." H.F. (Dec. 2021)

"I found the whole course very helpful. It was precise and useful to implement right away." D.C. (Dec. 2021)

"Going over the value of conversational speech was helpful." M.S. (Dec. 2021)

"I appreciated the application to a case study that all of us encounter and how the presenter walked the learner through her decision making. I liked the real life usefulness of the content." K.H. (Nov. 2021)

"I liked the education on caregiver training and treatment approaches." A.W. (Nov. 2021)

"I liked the method of functional goals with the client's priorities." C.K. (Oct. 2021)

"The efficacy of using a client centered treatment procedure was good." P.N. (Aug. 2021)

"Great examples of clients and use of therapy plan. Dialogues between mock clinician and patient is good." L.V. (May 2021)

"Find patient objectives, thoughtfully, using one of the three mentioned tools prior to initiating standardized tests. Also plan to use all therapeutic methods throughout treatment sessions vs using additive type therapy.  Very well organized and logical in the outline. Excellent functional course." S.K. (May 2021)

“I liked the strategies to formulate realistic goals and objectives for the client.” R.M. (Mar. 2021)

“The descriptions of functionally based interventions and how they would be applied to a patient's interests /priorities was insightful.” S.M. (Feb. 2021)

“I like how the presenter stressed the importance of using personally relevant and important goals and activities. I also liked how the 2 goals were set (with client/family input)--having socially satisfying phone conversations and being able to have football conversations with friends. I also liked how each therapy strategy was explained step-by-step. The rate of speaking of the presenter was perfect. This course was excellent!” C.W. (Feb. 2021)

“Excellent case study was used to provide specific examples of how to use various evidence-based practices. Also, the presenter was very professional and provided excellent information throughout the course.” E.H. (Jan. 2021)

"I really liked the focus of making therapy goals meaningful and personally relevant to patients." S.B. (Jan. 2021)

Course Objectives

  1. Identify one tool for assessing factors that determine what clients actually will be able to do.
  2. Use 5 evidence-based therapies in different clinical settings.
  3. Discuss how to use these 5 therapies for different therapy goals.

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.

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This program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

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