Motor Speech Disorders: A crash course on neuroanatomy, differential diagnoses, and an overview of management

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Motor Speech Disorders: A crash course on neuroanatomy, differential diagnoses, and an overview of management

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  • April 22, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Association presents An Evening Meeting

Motor Speech Disorders: A crash course on neuroanatomy, differential diagnoses,
and an overview of management

Jessica H. Bahls MS, CCC-SLP
Evan Usler, PhD
Ho Ming Chow, PhD

Thursday April 22, 2021
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST

Course Description
This “crash course” provided a review of neuroanatomy as it relates to motor speech production, a description of each individual dysarthria type with real-world examples and case studies, a review of best practice in evaluation and treatment of motor speech disorders, and a preview of new research and future directions for quantifying speech motor control.

Learning Objectives
1. Review the neurological bases for motor speech deficits
2. Discuss new tools and techniques for quantifying speech motor control
3. Differentiate between different types of motor speech disorders by identifying the key speech features.
4. Identify the components of a thorough motor speech evaluation
5. Identify and discuss treatment approaches for specific motor speech disorder

Schedule
7:00 – 7:15 Introductions, speaker bios, disclosures, introduce neuroanatomy
7:15 – 7:30 Neuroanatomy review
7:30 – 7:45 Differential diagnosis of dysarthria types
7:45 – 8:00 Differential diagnosis of dysarthria types (continued)
8:00 – 8:15 Review components of motor speech evaluation
8:15 – 8:30 Overview of treatment techniques for dysarthria and apraxia
8:30- 8:45 Quantifying speech motor control
8:45 – 9:00 Future directions
9:00 Questions and discussion

Location
This event will be hosted via Zoom teleconferencing.

A link will be sent to registered attendees the day before the event. Partial credit will not be awarded, attendance will be monitored throughout the presentation. A post-test will be sent to all attendees during the event and must be completed and returned to DSHA within 48 hours of the event in order to receive a certificate of attendance.

Register
Register online by April 15, 2021: https://dsha.org/events
Members should login before attempting to register.

This event is no additional charge to DSHA members. $5 for non-members.

Speaker Biographies
Jessica Bahls is a licensed speech-language pathologist with over seven years of experience working primarily in medical and university settings. Jessica specializes in evaluation and treatment of adults with voice, swallowing, and communication disorders. She currently works as a master clinician and clinical instructor at the University of Delaware Speech-Language- Hearing Clinic and as a per diem speech-language pathologist at Christiana Care.

Ho Ming Chow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Delaware. His expertise in neuroimaging. In addition to neuroimaging techniques, Ho Ming uses animal models and genetic sequencing to understand the genetic and neurological factors associated with speech and language disorders.

Evan Usler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Delaware. He uses a multi-leveled approach involving electrophysiological, kinematic, autonomic, and behavioral measures to quantify speech motor performance and the effects of cognitive, emotional, and linguistic factors on speech fluency.

DISCLOSURE:  Jessica Bahls, Ho Ming Chow, and Evan Usler are employed by University of Delaware and lecture on these topics. They do not have any other financial or non-financial relationships to disclose. The DSHA conference committee members have no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Units

This course will be offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area)

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register for ASHA CEUs.  Contact the ASHA CE Division (1-800-498-2071 ext. 4219) for  CE Registry fee subscription information.