Primary Progressive Aphasia - SLPA0022

Primary Progressive Aphasia

Diagnosis and SLP Intervention Using a Phased Treatment Approach

by Holly Hinshelwood, MA CCC-SLP and Maya Henry, PhD, CCC-SLP
(4.6 / 9 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a relatively rare speech-language disorder that has received increasing amounts of attention over the last few decades. Research investigating the nature of PPA has identified three variants, making the condition easier to diagnose: semantic, logopenic, and nonfluent/agrammatic. Although no cures have been identified, speech-language treatment is an important part of the management of individuals with PPA to help them communicate as long as possible and improve the quality of their lives. However, given the progressive nature of the disease, effective management of PPA requires consideration of not only the current speech-language ability, but also the future decline.


The goal of this program is to provide an overview of the nature, diagnosis, and speech-language treatment of primary progressive aphasia (PPA). After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define PPA and its variants
  • Identify evaluation approaches for assessing individuals with PPA
  • Describe a phased treatment approach and its application to PPA

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for speech-language pathologists
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This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Holly Hinshelwood, MA CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 
Disclosures: Ms. Holly Hinshelwood has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.
Maya Henry, PhD, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Disclosures: Ms. Mya Henry has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity. 

Course Originally Released on: 6/26/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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LIKECIA L - GAINESVILLE, FL  ·  Feb 25, 2020
Great information for utilization within practice.
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Katherine T - Bahama, NC  ·  Dec 30, 2019
easy to follow good information
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Cynthia S - Venice, FL  ·  Dec 17, 2019
I learned a lot in a short amount of time. This is an area I don't know much about.
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Heidi L - Doylestown, PA  ·  Dec 02, 2019
A little confusing. Thought the vignette instructions were regarding the patient in the main text, Kathy. Found it difficult to answer some of the questions about research as it was not very clear in the text.
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00