DescriptionFrustrated by your attempts to communicate with those individuals who have neurogenic disorders? This is part of a "Summer Communication Series" with popular presenter Dr. Leigh Odom. Dr. Odom is a speech-language pathologist and a certified dementia practitioner and trainer. This morning workshop will provide an overview of neurogenic communication disorders by etiology and clinical presentation. These will include aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia of speech, and cognitive-communicative disorders encountered in dementia and traumatic brain injury. Following an overview of each condition, participants will be provided with myriad communication strategies that will facilitate communication interaction.
Note: Speech-language pathologists attending this workshop may also be interested in an all-day Aphasia course on August 23, 2019 as part of this "Summer Communication Series" with Dr. Odom. Please click here for more details.
The target audience for this workshop includes healthcare and human services professionals working with adults, including neuropsychiatry, rehabilitation professionals including OT/OTAs, PT/PTAs, SLPs, Nurses including CNAs, Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, and others involved in helping adults who have neurogenic involvement.
- Define neurogenic communication disorders
- Discuss the consequences of neurogenic communication disorders on activities of daily living and quality of life
- List communication strategies appropriate for different neurogenic communication disorders
- K. Leigh Morrow-Odom, PhD, CCC-SLP, CDP