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Course Description

This course highlighted recent research into best practices when using AAC with people with aphasia combined with tips and case studies from practicing SLPs. Topics included when to introduce AAC, the benefits of early introduction, and tips for success in an inpatient setting. We will review factors that can impact success beyond language impairment and identify helpful AAC features for clients.

Course Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

      • Describe the benefits of early introduction of high-tech AAC post stroke
      • Discuss key factors that impact success of people with aphasia using high-tech AAC
      • Identify features of high-tech AAC that improve storytelling abilities in people with aphasia

Meet the Presenters

Amanda Gunn, M.Ed., CCC-SLP 

Amanda has worked as an SLP in skilled nursing facilities, pediatric private practice and the public school system. She holds a BS Ed. and M.Ed in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of West Georgia. She is currently the outreach and clinical processes manager for Lingraphica.

Relevant Financial Relationships: Amanda Gunn is a full-time, salaried employee of Lingraphica

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No relevant non-financial relationships exist

 

Caitlin Mueller, M.S., CCC-SLP

Caitlin holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a B.S. in Communication Studies from Utah State University and an M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of the Pacific. She is a clinical marketing manager with Lingraphica, and has a background evaluating and treating clients with a variety of communication impairments using multiple AAC devices and apps.

Relevant Financial Relationships: Caitlin Mueller is a full-time, salaried employee of Lingraphica

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No relevant non-financial relationships exist

 

DeAnna Beauford, M.S., CCC-SLP

DeAnna is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Piedmont Henry Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation in Stockbridge, GA.  She has over 10 years of experience working with the adult population and providing treatment for a variety of impairments.  She holds a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from The University of Alabama.  She is also a Certified Lingraphica Specialist.

Relevant Financial Relationships: No financial relationships exist

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No relevant non-financial relationships exist

 

Jessica Alves, M.A, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Jessica is a senior speech-language pathologist at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn. She has over 6 years of experience working with adults with neurogenic impairments and currently works as the lead ICU SLP. She has worked across the rehabilitation continuum in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, short term rehabilitation, and outpatient setting. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders from St. John’s University, has completed the LCP program with Lingraphica, and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

Relevant Financial Relationships: No financial relationships exist

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No relevant non-financial relationships exist

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