High definition fiber tracking and semantic feature analysis treatment for naming in aphasia

Live Broadcast: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:00pm EST

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Recording Expires: December 31, 2019

This course provides an overview of evidence-based treatment for word retrieval in aphasia. We will review the white matter pathways and their connectivity and discuss evidence supporting their impact on language performance. Dr. Hula will also describe evidence concerning behavioral predictors for treatment related changes in naming items. This webinar is appropriate for SLPs of all levels of experience with aphasia as well as graduate students.

Learner outcomes:

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

  1. The effects of intensive semantic feature analysis treatment for naming in terms of outcomes on trained items, untrained semantically related items, overall aphasia severity, and patient-reported functioning;
  2. The white matter pathways proposed to underlie the dorsal and ventral processing streams, respectively, and how their connectivity was related to language performance and treatment-related change in the present study; and
  3. Behavioral predictors of treatment-related change in trained and untrained naming items.


William Hula, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a speech pathologist in the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Audiology and Speech Pathology Service and Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh.  He has active research projects funded by both VA RR&D and NIH/NIDCD.  His research interests include measurement of language performance and patient-reported functioning in aphasia, aphasia treatment, and brain-behavior relationships in language and aphasia.


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

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Hula receives salary and grants from the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System/University of Pittsburgh.

Non-financial: Dr. Hula has no non-financial disclosures.


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

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