Tuesday, September 11

4 to 6 p.m., College of Health Sciences, Building 1, Room 1222

A Re-Evaluation of Aphasia: A Continuing Education Workshop

This short course is designed to provide experienced clinicians with a review of current literature and trends of classic language categorization. Information about language learned from cortical mapping during awake craniotomy will be incorporated. A guided discussion will follow, giving clinicians the opportunity to discuss and self-evaluate their views of language and how these views have the potential to affect evaluation and treatment of language. 

Cost is $40.
This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs. (Intermediate Level; Professional area) 

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Learner Outcome 1: Recognize potential benefits and short-comings of the traditional aphasia classification system
  • Learner Outcome 2: Describe current trends in language classification
  • Learner Outcome 3: Apply knowledge of language gained from cortical brain mapping
  • Learner Outcome 4: Evaluate the effect of how we view language and how our interpretation can affect our evaluation and therapy


  • 4:00 - 4:30: Review of historical aspects of aphasia classification
  • 4:30 – 5:15: Review of cortical brain mappying as it relates to language function
  • 5:15 – 6:00:  Discuss classification of language disorders currently utilized; describe how professionals, other than SLPs, process and view language, and recognize how a clinician's philosophy of language may affect their treatment


Sharon Marbury, M.S., CCC-SLP, has worked as a speech language pathologist in the acute care department of UAB for 23 years. Her work as part of the acute care team has expanded from management of speech, language and swallowing to include the use of FEES as part of swallowing evaluation, burn management, diagnosis and management of delirium, geriatric issues through the geriatric scholar program, as well as brain mapping as part of awake craniotomy. She serves as a preceptor for geriatric, palliative and general medicine residents as well as coordinates graduate speech pathology interns. She recently was honored with the UAB excellence award. 

Financial Disclosures: Financial: None. Non-financial: None.


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