The Dr. Lawrence Albert Memorial Webinar Series on PPA

Posted on Monday, April 8th, 2013

Webinar 1:  The ABC’s of PPA for SLPs: Clinical Attributes, Biology and Care of Primary Progressive Aphasia
Sandra Weintraub, PhD
May 1, 2013

The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC), The National Aphasia Association (NAA) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) have collaborated to form the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) Education Coalition. The collaboration is offering a webinar series to improve understanding and treatment approaches for SLPs working with persons with Primary Progressive Aphasia.

In Webinar 1, Dr. Sandra Weintraub, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychology at Northwestern University CNADC, will describe dementia and the specific clinical syndromes that can be identified early in the course of illness. The underlying neuropathologic diseases that cause each of these dementia syndromes will be identified and discussed. PPA symptoms including decreased speech fluency and difficulties with word finding will be reviewed in the context of treatment options.

This webinar series is possible because of a generous sponsorship by Kathi and Peter Arnow, the family of Larry Albert, who battled PPA until 2011.

This training has been approved for continuing education by ASHA.

Click here for more information and to register.