Sep 12, 2017
Siskin Hospital to host apraxia course for area speech-language pathologists
Noted researcher to present evidence-based treatments in October
The Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Department of Siskin Hospital will host a day-long instructional session to be taught by the most currently-published clinician on apraxia October 22 for local SLPs.
Dr. Julie Wambaugh, Ph.D., CCC/SLP, will teach “Clinical Application of Evidence-Based Treatments for Aphasia and Acquired Apraxia of Speech.” The course is designed for SLPs with an intermediate to advanced level of experience of working with patients experiencing aphasia and/or apraxia of speech.
Dr. Wambaugh will provide instruction in the practical application of several evidence-based treatments for both aphasia and apraxia of speech, emphasizing the development of treatment materials, how to design and conduct treatment sessions, and how to measure treatment outcomes.
Aphasia is an impairment of language affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to a brain injury, most commonly from a stroke.
Apraxia, a motor programming voice disorder, occurs when the messages from the brain to the mouth are disrupted, and the person cannot move his or her lips or tongue to the right place to say sounds correctly, even though the muscles are not weak.
Dr. Wambaugh is Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Utah and is a Research Career Scientist at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. She teaches graduate courses in aphasia and motor speech disorders. She has been conducting research focused on clinically-applicable treatments for aphasia and apraxia of speech for more than 25 years and has published extensively on these topics. Her research has been funded for many years by the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has been Chair of the AOS Treatment Guidelines writing committee and is currently an active member of that committee. Dr. Wambaugh is an ASHA Fellow.
Course Description & Agenda
Learn more about Siskin Hospital’s Speech-Language Pathology Services.