Friday, April 29
03:30 pm – 05:00 pm

Session 22

Stephanie Christensen, PhD, CCC-SLP
Level of Instruction: Intermediate   –   Coronado II

This session will review the components of the Living with Aphasia-Framework for Outcome Measurement (A-From; Kagan et al., 2008) model. Several approaches to treatment will be reviewed (e.g. impairment based approaches, psychosocial approaches) in regard to the A-FROM model. The effects of different treatment approaches on outcome across the domains of aphasia severity, life participation, and personal and environmental factors will be discussed. Participants will be asked to consider their own approach to aphasia treatment in light of the domains of the A-FROM model. Through an interactive session, participants will learn to address aphasia treatment across the continuum of care using backward design principles. By reframing their typical treatment approach within the model discussed, participants will learn to tailor their treatment to make the greatest impact in the lives of clients with aphasia.

Learner Outcomes:  At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to list the four domains of the A-FROM model, identify which components of the A-FROM model different treatment approaches target, identify two new ways they can adapt their typical treatment approach to begin with the end in mind and have a greater impact on the life of a person with aphasia.