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Course Code:    F5
Course Title:     Right Hemisphere stroke from onset to long term outcomes: What are we missing?
Presenter:         Margaret L Blake, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Date & Time:    Originally presented: Monday, September 18, 12-1pm(EDT)
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Course Description
This webinar will cover the consequences of right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) and what SLPs need to know when making clinical decisions. These include the actual incidence of commonly-occurring deficits such as unilateral neglect, anosognosia and aprosodia, the impact of deficits on activity and participation-level outcomes, and how these patients fall through the cracks in the medical system.

Meet the Presenter
Margaret Lehman Blake, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an associate professor at the University of Houston. Her research focuses on cognitive-communication disorders associated with right hemisphere brain damage (RHD). She has authored numerous articles and chapters on RHD, and is the author of the book The Right Hemisphere and Disorders of Cognition and Communication.

Disclosures:

Financial: Margaret Blake is employed by the University of Houston and receives a salary. She is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium. Margaret also receives royalties from Plural Publishing for authoring a book related to the topic matter.

Non-Financial: Margaret Blake has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

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Course Code:     F6
Course Title:     Primary Progressive Aphasia: Applying a life participation approach
Presenters:        Emily Rogalski, Ph.D., Becky KhayumM.S. CCC-SLP
Date & Time:    Thursday October 19: 12:00-1:00pm(EDT)
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Professional area)

Course Description
Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a clinical dementia syndrome with no cure and unique management needs. This webinar will provide an overview of PPA and a summary of nonpharmacological interventions, including psychosocial approaches and the use of a life participation approach to support person centered speech-language assessment and treatment.

Meet the Presenters
Emily Rogalski, is Associate Professor and Director of Neuroimaging at Northwestern University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center, where she directs research programs on SuperAging, Primary Progressive Aphasia, and Neuroimaging. Her investigations assist in defining the clinical and anatomical features of PPA as well as identifying genetic and other risk factors. She has developed educational programs, support groups and a telemedicine person-centered intervention to maximize quality of life for individuals with PPA.

Becky Khayum, M.S., CCC-SLP is co-founder and president of MemoryCare Corporation, a company specializing in non-pharmacological cognitive-communication interventions for people with neurodegenerative conditions.  She also collaborates on research initiatives in the area of person-centered interventions for people with Primary Progressive Aphasia with the Northwestern University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Her clinical expertise focuses on the use of functional treatment approaches and technology integration to increase life participation for individuals with aphasia and cognitive deficits.

Disclosures:

Emily Rogalski
Financial: Emily Rogalski is employed by Northwestern University and receives a salary. She receives grant funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH).  Emily is a presenter for Medbridge, a webinar continuing education company and receives compensation. She is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium.

Non-Financial: Emily Rogalski has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Becky Khayum
Financial: Becky Khayum is owner of MemoryCare Corporation, a for-profit therapy company and receives a salary. She is a consultant at the Northwestern Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center in the area of PPA research and receives compensation.  Becky is a presenter for Medbridge, a webinar continuing education company and receives compensation. She is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium.

Non-Financial: Becky Khayum has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

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Course Code:     F7
Course Title:     Revisiting the importance of relationships in speech pathology practice
Presenters:        Felicity Bright, Ph.D., MSLT  
Date & Time:    Thursday November 16: 4:00-5:00pm(EST)
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Professional area)

Course Description
This webinar will explore the role of therapeutic relationship in speech-language pathology practice. It will review the increasing evidence for the role of relationships in facilitating patient engagement and therapeutic outcomes. This webinar will explore the core elements of positive therapeutic relationships and will consider the challenges in enacting these in practice.

Meet the Presenter
Felicity Bright is a senior lecturer in Rehabilitation at Auckland University of Technology and is a researcher in the Centre for Person Centred Research. A speech pathologist, her research explores different aspects of person-centred practice such as engagement, therapeutic relationships and health communication, and focuses on practice with people experiencing communication disability.

Disclosures:

Financial: Felicity Bright is employed by Auckland University of Technology and receives a salary. She receives grant funding from Waitemata District Health Board, Laura Fergusson Rehabilitation. Felicity provides consultancy services to ACC, Waitemata District Health Board, Counties Manukau District Health Board and receives compensation. She is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium.

Non-Financial: Felicity Bright is a member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists’ Association.

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Course Code:     F8
Course Title:     Considerations for integrating evidence into clinical care
Presenter:          Melanie Barwick, Ph.D.,CPsych
Date & Time:    Monday December 11: 12:00-1:00pmEST
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Related area)

Course Description
This webinar will consider the question, “What do we know about how to successfully change practice?”  This presentation will explore knowledge translation and the sub specialty of implementation science, including how to make the complex journey more manageable. Discussion will include the difficulties that arise, the reasons behind them; as well as key considerations clinicians can apply to their own practice to enable successful practice change.

Meet the Presenter
Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych is an internationally recognized expert in implementation science and knowledge translation.  She is a Senior Scientist in the Research Institute at SickKids Hospital and an Associate Professor (Psychiatry; Dalla Lana School of Public Health) at the University of Toronto. She is a Board Director for the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CCYC) Network Centre of Excellence, the Global Implementation Initiative (GII), and AMREF Health Africa, and an Associate Editor for the journal, Evidence & Policy.

Disclosures:

Financial: Melanie Barwick is employed by the SickKids Hospital and the University of Toronto and receives compensation.

Non-Financial: Melanie Barwick serves as a Board Director for the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CCYC), Network Centre of Excellence, the Global Implementation Initiative (GII), and AMREF Health Africa.

 

INDIVIDUAL WEBINAR FEES
$40.00CAD or $50.00CAD to receive ASHA CEUs

 

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On-line - Self-Directed Learning

An introductory learning module to help you understand the basics of facilitating Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCATM ).

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OFF-SITE TRAINING

We welcome opportunities to discuss taking our Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™) workshops to you. We will review your particular learning objectives and timeline, suggest the workshops that fit best and then provide a quote that will include requirements and costs to make this happen.

ON-SITE TRAINING
The Aphasia Institute offers training sessions for health care professionals on how to work with clients with aphasia and to help them overcome communication barriers. Health care professionals will be shown how to apply training techniques to clinical situations such as assessment, counselling, group therapy and working with clients and their communication partners.

Resources, materials and manuals are provided in many of the workshops.

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Full Training*

Two-day and three-day core training workshops

Half-day and full-day workshops

*Attendance to B4 and D3 workshops are restricted to Speech-Language Pathologists.

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