Cognitive Deficits in Aphasia  - SLPA2025

Cognitive Deficits in Aphasia

by Mary H. Purdy, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
SLPA2025
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This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

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Summary:

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 influence 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.

Objectives:

This continuing education program 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. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the cognitive deficits and their effect on communication in people with aphasia
  • Identify approaches and tools appropriate for assessment of cognition in people with aphasia
  • Define behaviors consistent with impaired cognitive processing
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for speech-language pathologists.
 
 
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
 
Disclosures:
 
Mary H. Purdy, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, is a professor at Southern Connecticut State University and a speech-language pathologist at Hartford Healthcare Rehabilitation Network. Ms. Purdy has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 4/10/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/15/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/1/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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KELLY A - DELAND, FL  ·  Jun 22, 2017
Break up information about cognitive testing from aphasia and make a more informative lesson about each
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JESSICA K - DEBARY, FL  ·  Jun 22, 2017
The course discussed evaluations that are rarely if ever used in practice.
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Matthew E - Greenville, NC  ·  Jun 01, 2017
Some of the questions about specific tests were not included in the information, making the test and vignette more difficult.
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Danielle S - North Redington Beac, FL  ·  May 23, 2017
Great info and good resources for assessment
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Paula U - Seminole, FL  ·  May 20, 2017
Enjoyed the new information.
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