Financial: Kristy Weissling and Sarah Wallace receive compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Kristy Weissling and Sarah Wallace have no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Kristy Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP
Kristy Weissling, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her professional doctorate in speech language pathology from Nova Southeastern University in 2006. She is the on-campus clinic coordinator and is one of four investigators on the…Read full bio
Sarah E. Wallace, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Sarah E. Wallace PhD, CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Adult Language and Cognition clinic in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wallace also directs the Communication and Cognition Lab (https://www.facebook.com/CommunicationAndCognitionLab/). Dr. Wallace is a certified speech-language pathologist with clinical experience providing services to individuals with…Read full bio
1. Assessment for Individuals with Aphasia
This chapter will describe the major AAC assessment elements present in the assessment of individuals with aphasia. Particular areas of challenge and emphasis will be discussed.
2. Assessment of Adults with Acquired Progressive Cognitive Linguistic Disorders
This chapter will review the assessment of individuals with dementia. The assessment of individuals with dementia for the use of AAC systems will be reviewed. Assessment will be focused on the participation model. Specific challenges of the assessment of dementia will be reviewed.
3. Adults with Acquired Motor Impairments
This chapter will review the AAC assessment issues related to adults who acquire a disease that will cause a motor impairment. The specific issues of assessment related to the participation model in this population will be reviewed.