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)

Registration is full.

In this webinar, Mary Purdy, PhD, will highlight 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 will be 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)

If you would like to receive credits for attending, please fill out the ASHA CEU Participant Form and submit to Megan Caldwell, MS, CCC-SLP, at [email protected], after the webinar by May 1, 2019. (Please Note: this form is not fully compatible with Mac products. For Mac users, you may either fill out the form by hand and return to Megan via email, or send her your information and she will complete the form on your behalf.)  We also request that you complete and submit the program evaluation form by May 1, 2019.

Please note: CEU information is submitted to ASHA on a quarterly basis. Therefore, it may take several months for your course to show up on your ASHA transcript. If it has been more than 3 months since you took a course and you have not seen your course posted, please contact [email protected].

For those unable to attend the live broadcast, an archived webinar will be made available shortly thereafter and will remain eligible for CEUs until December 31, 2019.