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A teaching model to improve nursing assistants’ knowledge of aphasia and communication strategies

Welsh, Jessica Dionne and Szabo, Gretchen Beideman
A teaching model to improve nursing assistants’ knowledge of aphasia and communication strategies. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

It is common for people with aphasia, whether in the hospital, a nursing facility, or at home, to rely on nursing assistants for their health and personal care. This study presents results from a unique program to teach nursing assistant students about aphasia and communication strategies that is co-instructed by a person with aphasia and an SLP. Comparison of pre- and posttest results from 168 participating students indicates that nursing assistant students improved their knowledge of aphasia after participating in this 75-minute module. This has implications for both nursing assistants and people with aphasia.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2115
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.