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ANCDS Continuing Education Webinar: Apragmatism: Right Hemisphere Brain Damage Communication Disorders
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

Apragmatism: Right Hemisphere Brain Damage Communication Disorders

Speaker: Margaret Lehman Blake, PhD, CCC-SLP

Live Broadcast: Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central

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For those unable to attend the live broadcast, an archived webinar will be made available shortly thereafter.


Right hemisphere brain damage results in a variety of communication disorders characterized by difficulties manipulating and processing language within communicative contexts.  These deficits are captured under the label Apragmatism and have a significant negative impact on social engagement.  Discourse production and comprehension deficits including aprosodia will be discussed along with contributions from aspects of social cognition such as theory of mind.

Learner outcomes:

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Define apragmatism.
  • Describe potential impacts of apragmatism on social and vocational outcomes.
  • Explain the relationship between apragmatism and cognitive deficits.

Speaker Bio:

Margaret Lehman Blake is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston.  Her research focuses on cognitive-communication disorders associated with right hemisphere brain damage to understand the underlying deficits and to develop treatments.  She is the author of The Right Hemisphere and Disorders of Cognition and Communication and the co-creator of RightHemisphere.org, a website designed to provide education and resources to patients, families, and clinicians.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Blake receives royalties from Plural Publishing and Northern Speech Services for right hemisphere disorders book and courses.  Dr. Blake receives a salary from the University of Houston.

Non-Financial: Dr. Blake is the co-creator of the RightHemisphere.org website.


ANCDS Members: No charge!
Non-Members: $50


Intermediate Level

Live Webinar Attendees:

If you would like to receive credit for attending, please complete and submit the program evaluation form after the webinar by Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Please note: CEU information is submitted to ASHA on a monthly basis.  Therefore, it may take 6-8 weeks for your course to show up on your ASHA CE transcript.  If it has been more than 8 weeks since you took a course and you have not seen your course posted, please contact [email protected].

Recorded Webinar:

The recorded version of this course will be available 9/30/2021 - 12/31/2021.