Continuing Professional Development
Department of Clinical Speech & Language Studies
Evidence-Based Approaches to Cognitive Rehabilitation for Acquired Language and Communication Disorders
Dr. Richard Peach, Professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences, Neurological Sciences, and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, Illinois.
Date: 14th and 15th May 2015
Time: 09:15am - 16:30pm
Cost: E50.00 for one day or E80.00 for two days
Venue: Robert Emmet Theatre, Room 2037, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2
In this 2 day course, we'll cover current best practices for the rehabilitation of acquired language and communication disorders due to brain injury. Detailed, evidence-based procedures for the assessment and management of language and communication disturbances associated with a variety of cognitive disorders will be provided. The goals of this course are a) describe how attentional, memorial, and executive processes coalesce for normal language and communication, b) identify the language and communication characteristics of individuals presenting with impairments to these processes, and c) provide a set of high-quality interventions to clinicians providing cognitive rehabilitation to brain-injured individuals who demonstrate impairments to their language and communication.
- Day 1 will include an overview of normal cognition, identification of language and communication impairments, and a description of assessment approaches.
- Day 2 will focus on intervention approaches for the impairments identified in Day 1. The information in this course is designed to provide clinicians the information they need to develop effective, evidence-based treatment programs for people with acquired language and communication disorders due to brain injury.
Following this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the cognitive foundations for language and communication in normal adults
- Identify and explain the processing impairments that contribute to different types of acquired language and communication disorders following brain injury
- Discuss the principles and methods of assessment, intervention, and outcomes measurement for individuals with acquired language and communication disorders
Speaker: Richard K. Peach, PhD is a Professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences, Neurological Sciences, and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, Illinois. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Dr Peach is Board Certified in neurologic communication disorders in adults by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. He has published extensively in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and books and is co-editor and contributor for the Elsevier text Cognition and Acquired Language Disorders: An Information Processing Approach (2012)
**This lecture is free to M.Sc. Clinical Speech and Language Studies alumni and Postgraduate Diploma (dysphagia) alumni**