The clinician’s challenge is to provide person-centered care that leads to improved quality of life for people with aphasia in a context of limited time and treatment resources. In today’s conference, we will address the most up-to-date, evidence based means of achieving these ends. We begin by defining person-centered care with some examples and an audience participation activity that will grab your attention and have you re-considering what you understand by “person-centered”. Next we’ll consider the most effective way to conduct an assessment that will help efficiently lead us to functional and quality-of-life outcomes. Goals drive our treatment selection and outcome measurement, so we’ll reconsider and practice how to write goals that can get us more efficiently to our desired outcomes. We’ll practice using an approach to selecting evidence-based therapies that relate to language and cognitive impairments but map onto functional, person-centered goals. We’ll end the day by thinking about what happens to our clients, and what we can do to change our clients’ futures beyond traditional therapy.
|This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area). Partial Credit is not offered.|