Using videos and case studies, this session demonstrates how to identify, assess, and document appropriate treatment goals, strategies, and outcomes for adults with dysarthria. The session uses the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health classification system to evaluate clinical treatment approaches—including motor learning concepts—that address impairments of function, communication activity, and participation.
You will be able to
- determine which treatment approach is most appropriate based on type of dysarthria impairment
- determine when to apply principles of motor learning, including practice and feedback schedules
- identify sources of new research on dysarthria treatment outcomes
- Guiding Frameworks
- Applying the Framework
- Dysarthria Treatments
- Evidence-Based Practice Resources
- Case Scenarios
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by
June 19, 2025.
Heather Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a senior associate
consultant of speech pathology in the Department of
Neurology and associate professor of speech pathology
at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Her clinical
responsibilities include differential diagnosis of
communication and swallowing disorders in adults and
children. Over the past two decades, her research has
included a review of neuromuscular treatments, drawing
heavily from the literature of related disciplines,
including exercise physiology and physical
rehabilitation. Prior to returning to full-time clinical
practice, she taught graduate-level courses in motor
speech disorders, aphasia, and dysphagia. She also
supervised clinical practicums in university, hospital,
outpatient, and long-term care facilities.
- Senior associate consultant and associate professor at the Mayo Clinic
- Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
- No nonfinancial relationships to the content of this presentation
Program History and CE Information
Original start date: November 26, 2014
End date: June 19, 2025
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
You may also be interested in Assessing Dysarthria in Adults, available in the ASHA Learning Pass or for a la carte purchase in the ASHA Store.