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Course Description

This course defined Primary Progressive Aphasia, including information about different types of PPA.  The course reviewed and discussed management of communication and ways to overcome barriers. Attention was given to the person with PPA, as well care partners. The course also looked at customizing LPAA goals to maximize communication using AAC at different stages of the condition. 

Course Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:​

  • Define and identify PPA, its different forms and how it presents  
  • Conceptualize different ways to utilize AAC in this population  
  • Identify barriers that may occur and strategies to problem solve them  
  • Generate long term and short-term goals based on the Life Participation Approach of Aphasia  
  • Customize a speech generating device to meet their patient’s individualized needs as PPA progresses  

Meet the Presenters

Kelly Cantrell, MS, CCC-SLP   

Kelly joined Lingraphica in 2018. She has worked in many settings over her 29-year SLP career, including: acute, outpatient, home health and skilled nursing facilities. She has done guest teaching in the University setting as well. Kelly has had experience with a wide range of neurological disorders. She did her undergraduate work at Oregon State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and received her Master of Science at Western Oregon University in Speech and Hearing Sciences.   

Relevant Financial Relationships: Kelly Cantrell is an employee at Lingraphicare America, Inc.    

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


 Sarah Swenarton, MS, CCC-SLP  

Sarah Swenarton joined Lingraphica in 2020. She has experience providing speech, language and swallowing services for the adult population in skilled nursing, inpatient, outpatient and home health settings for the past 5 years. She is a Lingraphica Certified Technology Specialist and has extensive experience providing AAC device consults and trials, with a specialty for populations with degenerative diseases. Sarah holds a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA and a MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.  

Relevant Financial Relationships: Sarah Swenarton is an employee at Lingraphicare America, Inc. Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No relevant non-financial relationships exist  


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