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    Apraxia, Dysarthria, and Global Aphasia

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    Add to Calendar 07/16/2022 08:00 AM 07/16/2022 04:00 PM America/Chicago Apraxia, Dysarthria, and Global Aphasia Hotel:
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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst

Course Description

There are two ways to participate in this live stream event (BOTH count as LIVE CE):
  1. in the LIVE STUDIO audience in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. via LIVE STREAM around the world - Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer and interact with the instructor.

Course begins: 8:00 AM Central (9:00 AM Eastern; 7:00 AM Mountain; 6:00 AM Pacific)
Please contact our office if you have any questions. 850-916-8886.

Treating acquired speech and language disorders starts with a strong differential diagnosis evaluation. This course will guide the participant in recognizing the differences and then building a combination of treatment approaches to target the impairments. Participants will become familiar with tests including the Newcastle Dysarthria Assessment Tool, The Apraxia Speech Rating Scale, The Apraxia Battery for Adults Assessment, and Cognitive Test Battery for Global Aphasia. Evidence based treatment approaches will be discussed as well as some less researched clinical pathways. These techniques include Rhythm/rate control methods, and articulatory kinematic approaches The instructor will present case studies and guides on documentation. Therapists will leave with a well-rounded approach to acquired speech and language disorders to bring to the patients on Monday morning.

SLP CEUs: Participants who need live hours for their state license renewal must attend the live broadcast. For ASHA CEUs, this course is registered with ASHA as Blended Learning. ASHA CEUs are available live, recorded or a combination.
OT/PT CEUS: Participants who need live hours for their state license renewal must attend the live broadcast, however will have access to the recording for 14 days for review.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic knowledge of neuroanatomy related to strokes
  • Review epidemiological risks factors that can cause CVAs
  • Identify disorders related to post CVA sequela such as apraxia, dysarthria, global aphasia and dysphagia
  • Classify and diagnose aphasia, apraxia, and dysarthria‚Äôs based on chart review and patient presentation, and standardized testing
  • Compare current treatment methods efficacy as notes in the research
  • Recognize and coexistence of multiple neuro speech/language disorders to provide an accurate differential diagnosis
  • Predict outcomes based on severity and co-morbidities in order to decide the most appropriate treatment pathways
  • Recommend and implement appropriate treatment strategies to achieve the predicted outcomes.
  • Choose modifications during treatment to compensate for visual dysfunction

Lubna Nabulsi


Lubna Nabulsi is a Speech-Language Pathologist that has been practicing in Skilled nursing rehabilitation for 20 years. She graduated with her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University in Baltimore Maryland. Prior to becoming and SLP, Lubna was a Medical and Research Technologist working at University of Maryland Hospital Immunology Department. This created a unique knowledge of overall medical pathology and how it related to disease and disorders that affect swallowing. Lubna is currently the Senior SLP at Futurecare Health and Management. Lubna developed a successful inhouse FEES program at all Futurecare skilled nursing facilities., and in the past 10 years has trained over 20 SLP in FEES instrumentation and competency.

Financial Disclosure: Lubna receives honoraria from CIAO for the presentation of her live courses and royalties for the sale of her online courses.
Non-Financial Disclosure: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Day 1

08:00 - 09:00
Stroke Epidemiology, basic review of neuroanatomy and physiology
09:00 - 10:15
Review of apraxia, dysarthria, and global aphasia
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Differential diagnosis of apraxia, dysarthria, and global aphasia
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 02:30
Clinical pathways, predictive outcomes and treatment methods
02:30 - 02:45
02:45 - 03:30
Discussion of new treatment methods and use of modalities
03:30 - 03:45
Case Study review
03:45 - 04:00

Delivery VIA:

  • Live By Request - This course is available to come to you! Contact us to see how easy that can be. mail@ciaoseminars.com
  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL. Included with each Live Stream registration is access to the course recording for the 14 days immediately following the broadcast.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 7 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.7 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet submission required
  • ASHA CE Provider Approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

Intermediate Level


"Did a great job keeping me awake and engaged at 6:00 am! Especially with so much technical info. I appreciated that she didn't try to waste my time by filling every single second. If a topic was done, it was done and she moved on."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2021

"Enjoyed it greatly. Thank you. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2021

"Maybe a little less time on neuroanatomy review (because how often do we as SLP's actually know the exact location of the pt's injury) and more on differential diagnosis and case study examples. The videos of patient examples were an excellent touch!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2021

"Very nice job! Learned a lot. Loved all the resources in the appendix. Thank you."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2021

"I enjoyed this speaker. She did an awesome job, even with a very sore voice. She held fast, stayed positive and on course. Tell her not to apologize so much for all the coughing. I totally understood. :)) I have worked in SNF's, acute and subacute settings with mostly dysphagia patients for over 20+ years and still love all the new knowledge out there. I'm also a part-time instructor for Chapman University in the adult learning lab, so I really like to hear about any new treatments to pass on to the students. Thank you for your time. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2021

"I went to a university that focused heavily on language disorders and did not cover much about apraxia/dysarthria. I honestly feel like I learned more in this course than during my time in graduate school. Thank you for presenting this course!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2021

"Great course! Knowledgeable instructor "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2021

"Great presenter. Very knowledgable. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Aug 2021