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This webinar was originally held on October 8, 2015. Please note: the video will be "dark" until the xxxx mark while housekeeping announcements were made. You will see the presenters slide deck at that point.

Title: Acute Care: Choosing Aphasia Goals that are Both Relevant and Reimbursable
Presenter: Melinda Corwin, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Description:
Are you working in an acute hospital or acute rehabilitation setting, wishing to create treatment goals that address real-life issues and help lower the anxiety, fear and confusion for patients with aphasia and their family members? This webinar will address the challenges faced when working in an acute care setting with persons with aphasia. It will introduce practical, reimbursable treatment goals related to participation, communication methods, health information, and education regarding aphasia. You’ll be inspired by the way these goals can increase motivation, compliance, satisfaction, and your patient’s adjustment to living with aphasia. Examples of relevant, reimbursable goals that can be incorporated into speech-language treatment plans will be provided.

Learner Outcomes:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the purpose of choosing treatment goals related to participation, optimal communication methods and health information/education for persons with aphasia and their family members.
2. List possible goals for persons with aphasia and their family members in acute medical and rehabilitation settings.

Biography:
Melinda Corwin is a professor and clinical supervisor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She collaborates with acute care speech-language pathologists at two large hospitals in Lubbock, Texas. She also directs the Stroke/Aphasia Recovery (STAR) Program in Lubbock, Texas, and is an affiliate member of AphasiaAccess. Her research and clinical interests include aphasia, dementia, and student service learning.

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