Reading Comprehension Treatments for Aphasia: An ANCDS Writing Committee Update

Speaker: Mary Purdy, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Live Broadcast: Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11:00 am (Central)

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Recording Expires: December 31, 2019

In this webinar, Mary Purdy, PhD, highlights findings from a systematic review on reading comprehension treatments for aphasia, written by the ANCDS Aphasia Writing Committee, and published in Aphasiology in 2018.  Specific reading treatments and their outcomes are described.

Learner outcomes:

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

  • Describe 3 common treatment approaches for facilitating reading comprehension in persons with aphasia.
  • Identify relevant participant characteristics to consider when choosing a reading treatment.
  • Describe the outcomes of common reading comprehension approaches for persons with aphasia. 


Mary Purdy, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, is a professor at Southern Connecticut State University where she teaches courses on neurogenic communication disorders in adults.  Her research interests are in the areas of cognitive skills in aphasia and the impact on functional communication and response to treatment.  She also continues to practice as a speech-language pathologist in an outpatient rehabilitation setting.  


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

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Purdy receives a salary from Southern Connecticut State University. 

Non-Financial: There are no non-financial disclosures.


This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

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