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Person-Centered Approach for Assessment of Adult Neurogenic Disorders

presented by Sarah Baar

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Financial: Sarah Baar receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She is the owner of Honeycomb Speech Therapy, LLC which sells therapy materials for-profit. Nonfinancial: Sarah Baar has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 72 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 36 Minutes

Person-centered care is newly emphasized as a best practice, in general health care as well as speech pathology. However, this approach contrasts significantly with the previously emphasized medical model and impairment-based testing and goals. Assessment and goal setting are fundamental steps in shaping a therapist’s treatment for a highly meaningful and person-centered approach. This course uses best practices, evidence, and practical ideas to describe a person-centered assessment model and functional goal-writing frameworks for the adult neurogenic population, with practical examples from speech-language pathology across settings, from acute care to home health to outpatient therapy.

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Sarah Baar, MA, CCC-SLP

Sarah is a speech-language pathologist working in Grand Rapids, MI. She’s had the opportunity to work in many settings across the continuum, including acute care, acute rehab, home and community, and outpatient therapy, as well as being involved in various leadership projects. In 2016, she started the Honeycomb Speech Therapy website and blog as a…

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1. Person-Centered Care and Best Practices in Assessment

This chapter will compare and contrast the best practice recommendations for assessment with a traditional medical model approach (use of standardized tests alone).

2. Key Components of Nonstandardized Assessment

This chapter will describe and use case examples for three key components of a person-centered, nonstandardized assessment.

3. Case Example

This chapter is a case study with a video example of person-centered assessment. This case example demonstrates where a nonstandardized assessment fits in the overall clinical flow.

4. How Do Standardized Test Scores Fit In?

This chapter will review philosophy and goals behind choosing standardized testing, including speaker recommendations for tests that include more than impairment level results. Insurance coverage will also be addressed.

5. Functional Goal-Setting

This chapter will describe three frameworks that can be used to create functional, measurable goals, in contrast to nonrelevant medical goals. In order to write successful goals that include person-centered outcomes, SLPs may need to broaden how or what they measure. Workbook activities or generic goals can be tempting because they are easy to quantify. This section will make a case for consideration of multiple factors that can be measured or quantified to show improvement during the course of therapy, using a functional context and evidence-based frameworks. It will also include goal examples for neurological disorders, by setting.

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Video Runtime: 68 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 36 Minutes

Person-centered care is emphasized as a best practice in general health care as well as in speech pathology. This course looks at applying a person-centered, functional approach to the final part of the clinical process: the home program (or homework). Mass practice is needed for new skills and strategies to be implemented in one’s daily life, in addition to interesting, relevant stimuli. However, many times home programs are assigned that do not relate to everyday life (workbook sheets, card games, etc). This section will explain the importance of using home programs to practice and carry over skills in real environments. Several ideas of personally relevant home programs will be discussed for both language and cognitive goals. This course will use evidence and practical ideas across the continuum to give the SLP simple tools and ways to implement a functional, person-centered approach for the home program piece of treating adult neurogenic disorders, including language and cognitive home program ideas.

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