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Aphasia Couples Therapy A Conversation-Based Practice

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Overview / Abstract:

Under a variety of names, aphasia couples therapy (ACT) has at least a 20-year history of introducing us to family member training and “conversational coaching.” The training itself has taken several configurations, from the “education” of caregivers and family members to conversation-based participation by caregivers and family members. ACT brings the client with aphasia closer to the person (or at least a key person) with whom he or she communicates most often. In recent research using other communication partners, for example, one study included training volunteers who did not know the person with aphasia, with a goal of increasing competence in communication.

The goal of this aphasia couples therapy continuing education program is to provide speech-language pathologists with information on providing ACT to adult patients with aphasia. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
Explain why couples-based therapy is important in aphasia rehabilitation
Discuss the history of ACT
Describe the methods used in ACT


Aug 15, 2016


Audiologist , Speech Language Pathology CE



Credits / Hours

0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Larry Boles, ASHA CCC

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