This course is available to the general public for purchase, and is intended for an intermediate audience of heath care professionals.

Aphasia Solutions – Making Their Voices Heard

3.0 CEUs

This course will present recent research related to the causes, types, symptoms and impact aphasia. Learners will also learn about best practice approaches to treat and manage aphasia.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • About Aphasia
  • Causes and Types of Aphasia
  • Diagnose, Treat, and Manage Aphasia
  • Form an Effective Care Team
  • Innovative Therapy and Technology
  • Fight back through advocacy

Course Objectives:

  • Define aphasia
  • Identify 5 common causes of aphasia
  • List and describe the 5 types of aphasia and their respective symptoms
  • Explain 3 ways that aphasia can impact quality of life
  • Access the clinical practice guidelines for aphasia
  • List and describe 4 tools that help people with aphasia to communicate more effectively

Course Approvals:

  • NAB: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 3.0 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval# 20180729-3-A35529-DL – expires 07/29/2018, NAB approval# 20190729-3-A45844-DL – expires 07/29/2019.
  • CE Broker Approved for Florida Long Term Care Administrators, Nurses, and Certified Nurse Aides as well as District of Columbia Certified Nurse Aides and Home Health Aides
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approval #: LTS -A1138 (Resident Care)

About the Instructor

chris-kellyChris Kelly joined Griswold Home Care as the Director of Learning and Development in 2012. In this role, he works with a dynamic team to develop innovative learning and development programs for franchisees, healthcare providers, clients, and family caregivers. For the past 25 years, Chris has provided direct care, health education, support, and advocacy for children and adults who are facing challenging health conditions. Prior to joining Griswold Home Care, he served as Director of Education with the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter. In this role, he managed all education and support programs for persons with dementia and the family/professional caregivers who support them. He also managed a 25-bed Alzheimer’s Special Care center for a national assisted living chain. Chris dedicated the early part of his professional career to providing personal care and activities therapy in the LTC and CMHC settings. He has earned a Master’s degree in Adult/Distance Education from Pennsylvania State University and a BA in Psychology from LaSalle University. Chris has also presented for statewide, national and international conferences on the topics of Aging, family caregiving, Dementia, health literacy, and educational design. Chris has dedicated his professional career to his grandmother who lost a 13-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease., #1274, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 01/06/2014 – 01/06/2015. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 (clinical or social work ethics) continuing education clock hours.