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Bill Connors will be presenting full day workshops titled: Aphasia and Apraxia: Clinical Decision-Making and Innovative Techniques. The next two workshops will be October 28, 2011 in New Brunswick, Canada and November 4, 2011 in Virginia Beach, VA USA. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone-724.494.2534 for information This workshop will cover the innovative treatment tools, technology and activities of the Brain Compatible Aphasia Treatment Program (BCAT) and the Motor Reconnect Apraxia Program (MRAP). These programs, using evidence-based elements, have been developed to take optimal advantage of neural plasticity to maximize recovery from aphasia and related disorders. Course activities will include a primary focus on active learner participation with real-time distance therapy (telerehab), demonstration videos, and hands on use of tools and software, as well as lecture and discussion. FORMAL COURSE OBJECTIVES/LEARNER OUTCOMES
1. identify 10 techniques to simplify, adapt and maximize computers and information technology for aphasia, alexia, agraphia and cognitive therapy with a focus on apps and the internet.
2. identify 5 key cognitive/mental processes that underpin and support language and its rehabilitation and incorporate these into treatment protocol development and application.
3. identify 5 techniques for applying adult evidence-based rehabilitation techniques in working with adolescents and young adults with communication problems.
4. identify 4 observation and analysis techniques of aphasic client behavior to use in applying evidence-based treatment to maximize rehabilitation activities and effectively train caregivers/coaches participation in the treatment process.
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