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    Apraxia, Dysarthria, and Global Aphasia

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    Add to Calendar 07/20/2024 08:00 AM 07/20/2024 04:00 PM America/Chicago Apraxia, Dysarthria, and Global Aphasia Hotel: Home2Suites by Hilton
    Phone: 850-203-6700
    CIAO Studios CIAO Seminars, Inc mail@ciaoseminars.com false MM/DD/YYYY

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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst

Course Description

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.


  1. Attend as part of the LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. Attend via LIVE STREAM from anywhere around the world. Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer.


  • This live event is streamed in real time. 
  • Course agenda is in Central time, please adjust for your time zone
  • Registrants who attend the live broadcast will be able to interact with instructor.
  • All registrants will have access to the broadcast recording for 14 days.
  • A group may view the course together, however each attendee must be individually registered in order to receive CE credit.


  • Attend/view entire course
  • Pass multiple choice quiz (80% min score)
  • Complete online course evaluation


  • SLPs - this course is registered with ASHA as Blended Learning. ASHA CEUs may be earned by attending live, viewing the recording, or a combination of both.

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’s 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


Thoroughly appreciated Lubna's knowledge and presentation skills along with her mix of traditional approaches and new approaches.

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2023

It was a ton of information with both overview and in-depth information. Personally, I would have liked it to have been broken down into various sections or over various days due to information overload. Overall, I think the speaker did a great job covering all of it. I am grateful for the recording so that I may review it over the next 2 weeks. Thank you Lubna and CIAO!

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2023

Nice presentation

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2023

The speaker is very knowledgeable and experienced. As someone who also works in a SNF setting, I appreciated her perspective of the constraints of that environment in terms of evaluation and treatment. Also greatly appreciated the access to free materials, like the QAB and Newcastle. My biggest criticism is the time management of the course, especially the last hour which felt rushed, and the lack of some pertinent slides in the program. Overall I would recommend this course if the time management and organization issues are resolved.

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2023

Thanks, really appreciate the course and the printable tests.

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2023

I really enjoyed the course. I felt it was a good review and update to my current practice. I really appreciated so many recourses were readily available.

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

I appreciated that all the resources were free but would still like to hear what other options are out there that may not be free. I also felt this course was very heavy on assessment and diagnosis but light on treatment. I'd have preferred more focus on treatment, especially for the case studies as I am not in acute care and often get patients years post.

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

I would have liked to see some examples of the different therapy techniques in action, perhaps with video.

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

I would be very interested in attending an expanded course on cognitive communication skills evaluation and treatment.

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

Lubna was an excellent presenter. The information on the slides wasn't overwhelming and she kept the course moving. In addition, she presented the information in a manner that was easy to comprehend. I would definitely like to attend a dysphagia course conducted by her.

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

I really appreciated the course and the fact that the presenter is actually in the same setting that I work in. She could provide practical input into assessment and treatment.

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

This was a GREAT course for this SLP transitioning from peds to geriatrics.

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

I appreciated the balance between anatomy/physiology and case studies. Also, Lubna’s ability to communicate taught concepts in a clear and concise manner.

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

This course was good! Thank you so much! I appreciate the presenter and her perspective. It is obvious she is a great clinician who cares about the success of her therapists and her patients. There are two things that I think could have taken this from good to great. The first is communication. I do wish there was a way we could call/speak to dialogue our questions. Even though there is a chat function, communication feels very one-way. The second has to do with my expectations. I was hoping for a deep dive into Apraxia, Dysarthria, and Global Aphasia. I feel like this was a solid overview, but also included overviews not related to the title subject.

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2022

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