Cognitive Deficits in Aphasia
by Instructor: Mary H. Purdy, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Our understanding of aphasia has significantly increased over the last decade, due in part to advancements in technology and brain-imaging techniques that have demonstrated that language and cognition are complex processes that share neurocircuitry. The interaction of these processes greatly influences the manifestation of symptoms of aphasia following a stroke, the degree of recovery, and the response to therapy. Effective management of aphasia requires consideration of the specific language deficits and any coexisting cognitive problems; therefore, speech-language pathologists need to consider the patient‘s cognitive functioning as well as language ability. This educational course will review the relationship between language and cognition, the impact of cognitive deficits on communication in aphasia, and approaches that may be used to assess cognition in aphasia.

About the Course Author

Mary Purdy, PhD, SLP, CCC, is a speech-language pathologist and professor at Southern Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses about neurogenic communication disorders at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and participates in regional and national conferences on aphasia. Mary H. Purdy, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    1.00HOURS


    This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
  • Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)

    1.00HOURS

    Approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-SLPA2025
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the cognitive deficits and their effect on communication in people with aphasia; Explain the impact of cognitive deficits on response to treatment for aphasia.; Identify approaches and tools appropriate for assessment of cognition in people with aphasia.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Aphasia
    Aphasia Defined
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: The Role of Cognition in Normal Communication
    Background
    Attention
    Attention as a Limited-capacity System
    Memory
    Executive Functions
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Aphasia and Cognition
    Neural Substrates
    Attention Deficits in Aphasia
    Scenario
    Short-Term and Working Memory Deficits in Aphasia
    Executive Functioning Deficits in Aphasia
    Scenario
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Assessment of Cognition in Aphasia
    Framework
    ICF Body Functions and Structures
    Formal Assessments of Cognition
    ICF Activity and Participation
    Rating Scales
    Informal Assessment for Severe Aphasia
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Case Examples
    Section 7: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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