Person-Centered Care Sessions | ASHA Convention 2015


Looking for some sessions to attend about patient-centered care at the ASHA Convention? Check these out! The abstracts have been copied from the program planner.

Person-Centered Interventions for Individuals With Primary Progressive Aphasia

Session Code: 1028
Day: Thursday, November 12, 2015 10:30-12:30 PM
Room: Hyatt Regency Denver Centennial Ballroom GH
Session Format: Seminar
Presenters: Rebecca Khayum (MemoryCare Corporation), Christina Wieneke (Northwestern U), Hannah McKenna (Northwestern U), Marsel Mesulam (Northwestern U), Marya Corden (Northwestern U), Barbara Loescher (Northwestern U), Chuck Loescher (Northwestern U), Shawki Salem (Northwestern U), Margo Salem (Northwestern U), Charlotte Brennan (Northwestern U), Bob Brennan Northwestern U), Frank Fiore (Northwestern U) Melanie Fiore (Northwestern U), Emily Rogalski (Northwestern U)
Abstract: Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a clinical dementia syndrome with no cure and unique management needs. This session will describe initial findings from the PPA Communication Bridge study, which uses a novel web-based approach to provide person-centered interventions. A panel of four couples living with PPA will share personal experiences.

Health Care Professional’s Perspectives: Working with Multicultural Geriatric Populations

Session Code: 1155
Day: Thursday, November 12, 2015 4:30-5:30 PM
Room: Colorado Convention Center 601-603
Session Format: Seminar
Presenters: Theresa Mata-Pistokache and Ruth Crutchfield (both of U of Texas – Rio Grande Valley)
Abstract: Understanding the role of culture, language and health care beliefs heightens sensitivity during assessment and treatment of multicultural/multilingual populations.A self-administered questionnaire was completed by healthcare professionals in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to examine their knowledge base as well as perspectives and attitudes towards multicultural geriatric populations.

Selecting & Applying Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Medical Speech-Language Pathology

Session Code: 1193
Day: Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:30-7:30 PM
Room: Colorado Convention Center Four Seasons 4
Session Format: Seminar
Presenters: Barbara Johnson and Michael de Risethal (Both of Vanderbilt U)
Abstract: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) have become a means of providing evidence of change in communication and swallowing function. In this seminar, PROM instruments for individuals with aphasia, dysphagia, and voice disorders will be reviewed. Criteria for determining their adequacy and application in clinical practice will be presented.

Dementia Management: Using Person-Centered Approaches for Evidence-Based Interventions

Session Code: 1424
Day: Friday, November 13, 2015 1:00-3:00 PM
Room: Colorado Convention Center 503-504
Session Format: Seminar
Presenters: Rebecca Khayum (MemoryCare Corportation), Natalie Douglas (Central Michigan U), Nidhi Mahendra (California St U), Ellen Hickey (Dalhousie U)
Abstract: The necessity of documenting reimbursable treatment activities for persons with dementia may lead to the selection of activities that result in a measurable score but may not be functional or meaningful. This presentation will highlight how to integrate person-centered assessment and treatment strategies into evidence-based interventions, illustrated through case studies.

A Client Values Approach to EBP

Session Code: 1491
Day: Friday, November 13, 2015 5:00-6:00 PM
Room: Hyatt Regency Denver Centennial Ballroom D
Session Format: Seminar
Presenters: Katherine Gore (Speech IRL, LLC)
Abstract: Clients’ versions of their own goals rarely match our SMART clinical format. How do we incorporate client values in our goal writing? How do our clients measure their own progress? We discuss the potential disconnect between SLP and client approaches, and how to ensure therapy planning respects the client perspective.

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Rachel Wynn

Speech-Language Pathologist at Gray Matter Therapy
Rachel is a speech-language pathologist and creator of Gray Matter Therapy. She started making noise as a patient-centered care advocate in 2013. She believes great care happens when patients are informed and engaged.
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