Emerging Research on COVID-19 and Communication-Related Outcomes
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This journal self-study course
highlights the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with aphasia,
patients with cognitive communication impairments, and patient-provider
communication. The findings can inform decision-making and assist SLPs in optimizing
treatment for communication challenges for patients with COVID-19 as well as
those for whom treatment has been altered as a result of the pandemic.
You will be able to:
Describe interventions for
patients with aphasia that are appropriate during the pandemic
Explain some of the ways
COVID-19 can affect cognition and communication
Identify barriers to effective
patient-provider communication and potential solutions
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
The following articles are included in this course:
- The Impact of COVID-19 on Speakers With Aphasia:
What Is Currently Known and Missing? by Anthony Pak-Hin Kong
- Potential for Cognitive Communication Impairment
in COVID-19 Survivors: A Call to Action
for Speech-Language Pathologists, by Amy E. Ramage
- Improving Outcomes for Hospitalized Patients
Pre- and Post-COVID-19, by Richard R. Hurtig, Rebecca Alper, Tami
Altschuler, Sarah Gendreau, Jessica Gormley, Sarah Marshall,
Rachel Santiago, and Stephanie Scibilia
This course is part of the SLP Practice During the Pandemic learning path.
What is a learning path? A learning path is a curated set of courses on an essential topic, designed for you to take in order—or in whatever order you wish—as you have time in your schedule. Our learning paths identify sets of key courses so you can get on your way to mastering particular areas of practice according to your needs, priorities, and interests.