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Special Interest Group 02 - Neurogenic Communication Disorders

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AAC Considerations for Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
These Perspectives (SIG 2) articles review and present current issues related to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) across different patient populations, as well as identifies and discusses team-based interprofessional practice approaches for managing individuals with complex communication needs within both pediatric and adult populations. In the first article, Shannon Taylor, Sarah Jane Wallace, and Sarah Elizabeth Wallace explore factors that influence successful use of high-technology AAC in persons with poststroke aphasia via a literature review and narrative synthesis methodology. Lori Marra and Katie Micco present a clinical focus article that assesses communication partner’s perception regarding the effectiveness of a training model to support AAC use within a parent–adolescent communication pair. Michelle Westley, Dean Sutherland, and H. Timothy Bunnell examine the experience of healthy voice donors during the ModelTalker voice banking process for New Zealand-accent synthesized voices. Sarah Diehl and Michael de Reisthal describe the complex symptoms associated with Huntington’s disease and how they influence implementation of AAC to address the communication needs of this population. Kristen Abbott-Anderson, Hsinhuei Sheen Chiou, and Brooke N. Burk address interprofessional practice via a multidisciplinary patient-centered engagement experience entitled Spring EngAGEment that serves individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or other associated dementias. Finally, Laura Hinkes Molinaro, and Wendy Stellpflug discuss a team approach for education and support of patients and families with postoperative pediatric cerebellar mutism syndrome.
Interprofessional Education and Practice SIG 2
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
These Perspectives (SIG 2) articles evaluate, highlight, and analyze various examples of interprofessional education and collaboration amongst speech-language pathologists and other professionals. Interprofessional educational models, collaborative teaming frameworks, and a case study example are also presented.
Perspectives, SIG 2, Vol. 3, Part 3, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
This Perspectives addresses a variety of topics related to posterior fossa syndrome in children including an introduction to cerebellar mutism, a review of surgical approaches used for posterior fossa brain tumors, and neuropsychological considerations.
Perspectives, SIG 2, Vol. 3, Part 2, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
This Part of Perspectives addressed ethics in neurogenic communication disorders including decisional capacity and the role of the speech-language pathologist in the decisional capacity process, the role of the SLP in supporting medical decision-making for people with neurogenic communication disorders, cognitive-communication factors that place people at risk for impaired decisional capacity, and how aphasia awareness can impact ethical decision making.
Perspectives, SIG 2, Vol. 3, Part 1, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
This Perspectives was the first open call issue for SIG 2 with a specific focus on functional assessment and intervention for a variety of neurogenic communication disorders. Topics covered included the role of language and cognitive abilities in the life participation approach for people with aphasia, functional assessment and treatment in acquired and traumatic brain injury, cognitive-communication treatment groups for student training and post-concussion syndrome, and the use of voice therapy for a teen with athetoid cerebral palsy.
Perspectives, SIG 2, Vol. 2, Part 4, 2017
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
o This Perspectives addressed issues in neuroaudiology and its connection with neurogenic communication disorders. Topics covered included auditory processing disorders after brain injury, an overview of intervention for auditory processing disorder, the pathophysiology of tinnitus and tinnitus management, and characteristics of otoacoustic emissions.
Perspectives, SIG 2, Vol. 2, Part 3, 2017
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
This Perspectives addressed the clinical management of adult neurogenic communication disorders in a diverse aging world. Topics covered included decolonizing speech-language pathology practice in adult neurogenic communication disorders, speech-langue pathology services for Chinese-speaking people with aphasia, mild cognitive impairment in Hispanic and African America adults, neurocognitive control deficits for bilingual adults with aphasia, neuroimaging in the treatment of bilingual neurogenic communication disorders, and interprofessional practice in the neurorehabilitation of Hispanic/Latino populations.

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