Hearing Symposium

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Attending the 45th Annual Meta M. Downes Speech-Language and Hearing Symposium was very beneficial to my future career as a Speech Language Pathologist. The information retained from the symposium allowed me to connect that knowledge to current courses in my undergraduate major. For example, Dr. Ellis presentation on Aphasia Prognosis, Recovery Patterns and Outcomes correlated with the information that I am currently learning in Neuroscience course. Additionally, Dr. Clark presentation about Child Apraxia of Speech: Severity Matters, was very interesting because I wrote a teerm paper on this topic in my anatomy and physiology course. Both presentations gave me an opportunity to clearly connect knowledge from undergraduate courses to real life …show more content…
Ellis discussed the definition of a stroke, patterns of aphasia impairment, key considerations for aphasia, factors associated with stroke recovery, aphasia recovery patterns, factors associated with aphasia recovery, factors that influence aphasia recovery, and measurement issues. It was exciting when Dr. Ellis reviewed the definitions of a stroke and aphasia because we were recently discussing about that in my Neuroscience class. However, actually being able to view a post stroke patient’s recovery throughout years allowed me to connect the patient’s recovery pattern and recovery factors to the previous learn information on the types of stroke and aphasia. Understanding the factors associated with aphasia recovery will help me make a more accurate recovery time prognosis in the future.
When researching information about childhood apraxia for my term paper, I discovered the benefits with motor learning in therapy. Dr. Clark gave a descriptive detail summary on motor learning and video examples. Learning a more in depth definition of motor learning would be beneficial when working with children with childhood apraxia. Ultimately, comprehending the differences between childhood apraxia and dysarthria will be beneficial when diagnosing a patient with similar

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