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Counseling in Primary Progressive Aphasia: Supporting Patients and Families


Maya L. Henry, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; Department of Neurology
University of Texas at Austin

Kristin Schaffer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, College of Rehabilitative Sciences
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Live Broadcast:

Wednesday, September 28, 2022; 10:00 - 11:00 AM Central

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


This course will provide an overview of the existing evidence base for speech-language pathology intervention in primary progressive aphasia and will discuss psychosocial factors that are often experienced by persons with PPA and their care partners.  We will also discuss the speech-language pathologists' role in using counseling approaches to thoughtfully provide person-centered care that not only addresses communication, but also psychosocial well-being.

Learner Outcomes:

The learner will be able to:

  1. Summarize psychosocial features and implications for individuals with primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and their care partners.
  2. Describe the counseling role of speech-language pathologists in partnering with persons with PPA and their families.
  3. Discuss evidence-based counseling approaches in PPA.

Speaker Bios:

Maya Henry, PhD, is an Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Neurology at the University of Texas, Austin.  Director of the Aphasia Research and Treatment Lab, her research investigates the immediate and long-term benefits of interventions to promote communication and quality of life in primary progressive aphasia.

Dr. Kristin Schaffer is a speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.  Her research interests include examining and addressing psychosocial factors in primary progressive aphasia/aphasia through patient-centered and care partner-inclusive treatment paradigms.  Prior to transitioning into academia, Dr. Schaffer worked in several clinical settings, including home health, inpatient rehabilitation, and private practice.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial Disclosures:
Dr. Maya Henry is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at the University of Texas at Austin.  She has received NIH/NIDCD grant funding since 2009.

Dr. Kristin Schaffer is an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.  She has received funding through the NIH/NIDCD, the ASHFoundation, and CAPCSD.

Non-Financial Disclosures:
Dr. Maya Henry is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist.  She is a member of the ANCDS and the PPA Taskforce through the National Aphasia Association.

Dr. Kristin Schaffer is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist and is a member of the PPA Taskforce through the National Aphasia Association.


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


Live Webinar Attendees:

If you would like to receive credit for attending, please complete and submit the program evaluation form after the webinar by Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

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 10/5/2022 - 12/31/2022.