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.
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
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
1. Adults with Acquired Progressive Cognitive Disorders
This chapter will include information about the unique needs of individuals with progressive, neurogenic cognitive disorders such as dementia. Strategies for addressing present and future communication needs will be presented.
2. Adults with Acquired Progressive Linguistic Disorders
This chapter will include information about the unique needs of individuals with progressive, neurogenic linguistic disorders through a discussion of primary progressives’ aphasia. Strategies for addressing present and future communication needs will be presented.
3. Adults with Acquired Progressive Motor Speech Impairments
This chapter will include AAC strategies and devices that are most appropriate for people with progressive motor speech impairments such as ALS, MS, and Primary Progressive Apraxia of Speech. The focus of the presentation will be on individuals with ALS. The unique needs of individuals with progressive conditions and typically intact language and cognitive abilities will be discussed.