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Phonomotor Treatment for Individuals with Aphasia: Evidence Based Practice

presented by Diane Kendall and Megan Oelke

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Financial: Diane Kendall receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. Publications by Diane Kendall are referenced in this course.

Non-Financial: Diane Kendall is a CE Content Consultant for MedBridge.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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The purpose of this course, with Dr. Diane Kendall and Megan Oelke, is to provide information regarding the development of and evidence for the Phonomotor Treatment Program for rehabilitation of language deficits in aphasia. The course will include background on and a definition of of phonology in aphasia, a review of the model upon which the treatment was based, Phase I and II evidence. The course will also include an in-depth tutorial on how to deliver phonomotor treatment, including a description of materials, cueing hierarchy, stimuli employed, feedback techniques and how to progress through the stages of treatment. The course concludes with relevant tips for clinicians, and practice examples.

Meet Your Instructors

Diane Kendall, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Kendall is a Full Professor at the University of Washington Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Her research program is focused on rehabilitation of aphasia. She, along with her colleagues, has created a treatment for linguistic deficits in aphasia called Phonomotor Treatment. Through a Veterans Administration Associate Investigator Award (2000-2002), Career Research Development Award…

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Megan (Oelke) Moldestad, MS, CCC-SLP

Megan (Oelke) Moldestad, M.S., CCC-Med SLP, works in the Aphasia Lab as a research speech-language pathologist. She works with Dr. Kendall on a research study comparing two treatments for word-retrieval deficits, and assists with a number of other projects in the lab. She completed her B.A. in Language Studies at the University of California, Santa…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Phonomotor Treatment Background and Evidence Base

This chapter, with Dr. Diane Kendall, will describe the evidence base behind phonomotor treatment, beginning from the ground up including relevant models of aphasia, and their theoretical applications to phonomotor treatment. Dr Kendall will then explore both the phase 1 and phase 2 evidence for phonomotor treatment.

2. Phonomotor Treatment Application: Stages One and Two

In this chapter, with Megan Oelke, participants are provided with an in-depth “nuts and bolts” tutorial on the administration of stage 1 and stage 2 phonomotor treatment. Megan Oelke will walk participants through the process using materials set up for treatment, and will introduce examples filmed with real patients being administered phonomotor treatment.

3. Conclusion and Practice Examples

The final chapter of this course will provide quick tips for clinicians who are new to phonomotor treatment, as well as additional case examples of phonomotor treatment being performed with real patients.

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