Constraint Induced Aphasia

Audience: S.L.P
Course level: Beginner
Date: May 19, 2011
Check-in time: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Class time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: University of Minnesota Medical Center. 2450 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Dining Room A located east building 1st level, next to cafeteria
Contact Hours: 2.0
External Fee: $100.00

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Gail Lommen is a speech Language Pathologist specializing in Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Dysphagia.  She has worked in all aspects of rehabilitation including Acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, long term care and clinical research.  Presently, she works at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, MN and is adjunct faculty at Saint Cloud State University.

Course Description
Recent attention has been given to two specific approaches to the remediation of aphasia, Intensive Aphasia Therapy (IAP) and Constraint Induced Aphasia (CIAT).  With the growing body of literature that exists and the number of clinical programs that have evolved, clinicians should examine current and future models of service delivery, treatment efficacy and patient satisfaction.  This discussion will cover the basic principles and describe clinical observations and outcomes of Intensive Aphasia Intervention. 

Objectives Participants will be able to apply course learning's immediately to:

  • Describing the basic principles of Intensive Aphasia Therapy and Constraint Induced Therapy for Aphasia.
  • Identify issues related to IAP and CIAT, including where these approaches belong in the continuum of care, patient selection and the stability of gains over time.
  • Review data/outcome(s) from Intensive Aphasia Intervention.
  • Discuss current and future trends for aphasia rehabilitation, its impact on service delivery and reimbursement. 
5:30-6:00 p.m.    Check in/Registration
6:00-6:15 p.m.    Introduction, history and review of literature
6:15-6:45 p.m.    Issues related to the delivery of IAP and CIAT
6:45-7:15 p.m.    IAP at North Memorial 2002-2008
7:15-7:30 p.m.    Current and Future trends
7:30-8:00 p.m.    Implementing IAP and CIAT into your practice/ Q & A

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEU's (Beginner level; Professional Area)

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