SPLP 6010 Aphasia and Related Disorders

Pre-requisites: SPLP 6017 Language Disorders in Children; SPLP 6006 Neurological Bases of Communication

This course familiarizes students with the nature of cerebral injury from cerebrovascular accidents and stroke-related illnesses, traumatic brain injury, and dementia in the adult population. Students will develop necessary skills to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate scholarship about the nature, prevention, assessment and intervention of aphasia and related disorders in adults. It includes consideration of cognitive and social aspects of communication, and examines the psychological, neurological, linguistic, and cultural correlates of the disorder. Identifying, evaluating, and treating constellation symptomatology of speech, language (receptive and expressive), communicative function, and cognition are emphasized.

ASHA Standards:
Standard IV C—Receptive and Expressive Language: Etiologies and Characteristics
Standard IV C—Receptive and Expressive Language: Linguistic and Cultural Correlates
Standard IV C—Cognitive Aspects of Communication: Etiologies and Characteristics
Standard IV C—Cognitive Aspects of Communication: Neurological Correlates
Standard IV C—Social Aspects of Communication: Psychological and Cultural Correlates
Standard IV D—Receptive and Expressive: Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention
Standard IV D—Cognitive Aspects of Communication: Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention
Standard IV D—Social Aspects of Communication: Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention
Standard IV F—Evidence Based Clinical Practice

SLAATT Scope of Practice:
Spoken and Written Language Assessment—Adults
Spoken and Written Language Intervention—Adults
Cognitive-Communication Assessment
Cognitive-Communication Intervention

Readings: TBA