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An Aphasia Overview, Rehab Strategies and the Benefits of Aphasia Support Groups

1.0 Hours
48
Audio

Course Description

In this episode, Renee is joined by Dr. Treasyri Williams Wood, SLPD, CCC-SLP/L, to discuss the many facets of aphasia. Whether SLPs are involved in the rehabilitation of the acute phase of the chronic phase of aphasia, what does our EBP treatment look like? What techniques and strategies are we utilizing across the continuum of care? How can we implement or even create a community-based support group to address the needs of our patients with aphasia? Join Renee and Treasyri as they explore the expansive world of aphasia care.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
Identify two communication challenges patients with aphasia (PWA) experience in various settings.
2
Describe practical strategies for implementing aphasia support groups.
3
Describe two emerging technologies for aphasia care.

About Presenters

Renee Garrett

MSEd, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Renee Garrett is a native of Hampton Roads, VA. She graduated with her Bachelors and her Masters, both from Old Dominion University. She worked in a variety of medical settings, providing care for adults across the lifespan with dysphagia and a variety of communication and cognitive disorders. Renee has a special interest in cognitive retraining post-TBI. She holds certification as a certified brain injury specialist from the Brain Injury Association of America and is active in educating families, friends, and patients about dysphagia, communication, and cognitive disorders. She has served the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia in several roles, including president. She is the secretary for the Communication Disorders Foundation of Virginia. Renee is the recipient of the 2023 Darden Fellow award from Old Dominion University.

Treasyri Williams Wood

SLPD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Treasyri (pronounced “Treasure”) Williams Wood is a native of metro Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI with a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and later earned a Master of Science degree in Communicative Sciences & Disorders from Hampton University in Hampton, VA. Treasyri then obtained a Clinical Doctorate in Speech Language Pathology (SLPD) from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Dr. Williams Wood specializes in teaching topics related to neural bases of communication. She enjoys educating fellow professionals, community members, and graduate students. She is passionate about developing person-centered interventions for individuals with voice, swallowing, cognitive, and communicative deficits as a result of neurogenic dysfunction. She has been awarded a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Additionally, she holds a certification from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Dr. Williams Wood was elected to the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors as a Member at Large in 2022 and is currently serving a 2-year term. She also serves on the SIG 2 Neurogenic Disorders Professional Development Committee (PDC). She is delighted to utilize her specialized training to lead a no-fee, donation-based speech and language clinic in her role as Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Associate Professor at DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Additional Information

Speechtherapypd.com
Intermediate Level
0.10 ASHA CEU

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

Course Timeline

Timeline
10 min: Introductions and Backgrounds
15 min: Discuss aphasia and communication challenges
15 min: Discuss aphasia support groups
15 min: Discuss strategies for EBP aphasia treatment and emerging technologies
5 min: Q&A

Course Disclosure

The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Renee Garrett
Financial Renee Garrett is a paid employee of a private consulting firm in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is the host of Brainstorms: Functional Neurorehab for SLPs and receives financial reimbursement from SpeechTherapyPD.com. She also receives financial compensation for this and other webinars on SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial Renée is the secretary for the Communication Disorders Foundation of Virginia.
Disclosure Statement for Treasyri Williams Wood
Financial Dr. Treasyri Williams Wood is the CEO and founder of Wilwood Consulting Services, a private practice and consulting firm. She receives compensation from SpeechTherapyPD.com for hosting this podcast.
Nonfinancial Dr. Williams Wood is currently the Board Member at Large, American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Renee Garrett

MSEd, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Treasyri Williams Wood

SLPD, CCC-SLP

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