Presenter: Jay Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD
– 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
Section 2: Plan of Care
Section 3: Selecting a Treatment
– G.R., prior course participant
– R.W., prior course participant
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.
"Discussing AoS vs. Aphasia was helpful. Fantastic presenter." S.S. (Nov. 2023)
"All of the various treatment methods, ways to select and present stimuli, and use of multiple modalities were beneficial. The course was well organized and explained." C.E. (Nov. 2023)
"I liked the relevance of treatment tasks and feedback. The presenter was very knowledgeable in this area." L.M. (Nov. 2023)
"Descriptions of evidence relating to aphasia may be applied to AOS as well, and descriptions of the many ways to modify a treatment method. The PowerPoint presentation was very well organized, referred to historical practices and their evolution, and encouraged the SLP to adjust the treatment method in response to the patient's response to it." H.M. (Oct. 2023)
"Focus on key components of successful treatment was beneficial. And discussing the importance of all active ingredients in the plan of care." R.L. (Oct. 2023)
"Examples of treatment approaches were helpful. Reacquainting myself with AoS and differentiating between apraxia/dysarthria/aphasia. Planning treatment and what is best for individual pt and generalization." K.T. (Aug. 2023)
"Distinguishing factors between AoS, aphasia, and dysarthria - this is something that I have found to be very complex in my practice. The guidelines provided will assist in differential diagnosis. The audio clips of the person with pure apraxic syndrome were very useful. I can now compare to some of my clients in my practice." I.O. (Aug. 2023)
"I realize now that you do not have to diagnose immediately and rather treat first. I appreciate all the references for further reading. The effect of belief and the influence on the success of the intervention was very interesting. The practical examples provided throughout are useful and provide context. I liked Dr. Rosenbek's ability to explain complex concepts in a meaningful way." I.O. (Aug. 2023)
"I enjoyed the historical perspective and evolution of thought about AoS. Rosenbek's discussion of not being a slave to methods/recipes was beneficial. I've never been able to follow any kind of recipe and am glad to hear that I am not a less effective clinician because of it." S.N. (Jul. 2023)
"New interventions to treat patients in acute care setting w/ AoS and Aphasia. I liked the content and speaker's knowledge." D.F. (Jun. 2023)
"I liked the differential diagnosis discussion. And the flexibility of course completion." K.N. (Jun. 2023)
"Loved the focus on therapy techniques and concepts to use in daily practice. Lovely speaker who is straightforward." J.N. (Jun. 2023)
"I found the treatment approaches and reasoning behind them helpful. Dr. Rosenbek presents in a way that relates to clinical reality." M.M. (May 2023)
"Selecting and administering treatment was most beneficial in helping me think through my practice and what I can change to improve outcomes with patients. I thought this course was an excellent history of Apraxia of Speech therapy and how it has changed, and what to consider when treating patients in today's practice." C.C. (May. 2023)
"I liked the treatment section. And that I could take course at my own pace." L.B. (Apr. 2023)
"The various treatment approaches were interesting to break down." S.M. (Apr. 2023)
"Thinking through treatment options and strategies was so helpful with the goal of individualizing tx plans to be functional for each patient. I liked learning from Dr. Rosenbek's vast experience, knowledge, and expertise in the field." L.A. (Mar. 2023)
"Good treatment examples. Appreciated realistic consideration of practice factors." J.H. (Mar. 2023)
"DDx for dysarthria, aphasia, AOS were beneficial. I liked the whole patient view, evidence-based practice with all three legs." M.P. (Mar. 2023)
"Tasks for differentially diagnosing AoS, dysarthria, aphasia etc, and the different treatment interventions discussed. I liked the friendly, engaging, honest and accessible manner in which Dr. Rosenbek spoke." L.B. (Jan. 2023)
"Great presenter. I liked the treatment options. Really broke down the information in a digestible yet comprehensive way." S.A. (Jan. 2023)
"Learning different methods of treatment for apraxia of speech. I liked the case studies and discussion of the history of apraxia diagnosis and treatment." K.F. (Dec. 2022)
"The research behind apraxia and how it's developed was really beneficial. I liked the different sections of the course which allowed me to understand the information better." M.P. (Dec. 2022)
"Developing a plan of care that focuses on more than method alone was extremely helpful. The explanation of various treatments will also be very beneficial in guiding my work with people with apraxia." M.L. (Dec. 2022)
"Course gave a good overview of the developments in treating adult apraxia as well as specific treatment approaches. I was also grateful to have the opportunity to benefit from Dr. Rosenbek's expertise and insight from his many years of practice." M.L. (Dec. 2022)
"Practical course. I liked the treatment methods." S.F. (Nov. 2022)
"I liked the different therapies presented. Course had a good pace." M.M. (Nov. 2022)
"The content was divided into sections that allowed for great organization and flow when completed in more than one sitting." S.M. (Nov. 2022)
"Learning apraxia vs dysarthria vs aphasia and prognosis for pure apraxia." S.M. (Nov. 2022)
"Good review of therapy techniques." M.F. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked that course had the option to increase the speed of presentation (i.e. 1.5x, 2x)." K.O. (Oct. 2022)
"The speaker obviously had tremendous experience and knowledge and covered a lot of information. Learning differential diagnosis of apraxia of speech vs aphasia was helpful." K.G. (Aug. 2022)
"The treatment methods shown will be beneficial for my practice." A.R. (Aug. 2022)
"The discussion of treatment approaches was beneficial." G.A. (July 2022)
"Very detailed presentation. Learning how best to treat our patients." E.D. (July 2022)
"Clear, practical course. I liked information on plan of care and treatment." A.C. (June 2022)
"Good examples of treatment and very detailed." C.B. (June 2022)
"The speaker is one of the premier researchers in AoS and is an experienced clinician as well. He had a total command of the materials." G.R. (May 2022)
"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 the tips for differential dx and generalization. Useful and applicable information. Presenter's sense of humor was great." J.C. (Mar. 2022)
"Learning how to progress treatment to promote generalization." R.B.. (Mar. 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)
"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. 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. Provided 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)
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.
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.
This program is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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