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Course Description

Effective communication is nowhere more essential than in the healthcare setting where critical decision making about one’s own care and future are taking place. The patient with aphasia presents a tremendous challenge to the SLP as they attempt to provide them with the ability to effectively communicate their wants and needs. The many types and severity levels of the patient with aphasia presents unique challenges in providing effective and consistent service delivery through the many service areas. This course will demonstrate how to set up aphasia therapy using the throughput core measure of JCAHO in order to provide consistent intervention through the continuum of care.

Course Objectives

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

  • Review the basics of the input and output modalities of language use
  • Understand the aphasia classification system
  • Determine a communication needs protocol
  • Discuss co-morbidities that may affect communication abilities
  • Determine an educational plan for families and caregivers using a multi modality approach to communication

Day 1

07:30 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:00
Aphasia Classification System
09:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Communication Needs Assessment
12:00 - 01:00
Lunch (on your own)
01:00 - 02:30
Treatment through the continuum of care
02:30 - 02:45
02:45 - 03:45
Therapy Plans
03:45 - 04:30
Case Studies, Q&A

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

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (SLP)
  • 0.7 CEUs (7 Hours)
  • This course is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
  • Meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (7 PDUs)

CIAO is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). CIAO complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, CIAO is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

This course is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).


"Excellent presenter. Mrs. Cole is highly engaging and did a fantastic job of explaining and demonstrating complex information. "

- Glen Allen, VA / Sep 2018

"Excellent speaker!"

- Glen Allen, VA / Sep 2018

"Fantastic presenter! Really enjoyed the course. "

- Glen Allen, VA / Sep 2018

"The course truly helped to add to my ideas for therapy and hot to raise their functionality. "

- Glen Allen, VA / Sep 2018

"Very informative and engaging."

- Glen Allen, VA / Sep 2018

"Highly recommend! Great speaker and great content."

- Glen Allen, VA / Sep 2018

"Excellent presenter"

- Glen Allen, VA / Sep 2018

"Speaker did a good job. Especially to cover at the last minute."

- Birmingham , AL / May 2010

"I wish we had spent more time on treatment tasks/activities and less on Aphasia education."

- Birmingham , AL / May 2010