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The ability to learn is a key factor in aphasia rehabilitation. Findings from previous research on new word leaning show that it varies significantly in people with aphasia (PWA) with some learning only receptively and others showing expressive word learning as well. The authors' study explores how the structural integrity of the dorsal language pathway is related to receptive versus expressive new word learning success and to stimulate the word learning system in PWA through intensive new word learning practice.


This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

Purpose of Activity

To gain knowledge about treatment implications and structural connectivity analyses for word learning in aphasia.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe neuroimaging techniques used for patients being treated for aphasia.
  2. Identify the verbal short-term memory (STM) role and cognitive mechanisms that support word learning and word retrieval.
  3. Explain the Arcuate Fasiculus and its role in word learning.
Price: $15.00


  • ASHA 0.15 CEU

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

Test Code: TLD1204
Published: Jan/Mar 2020
Expires: 9/30/2022
Required Passing Score: 6/7 (85%)
Authors: Monica Coran; Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells; Neus Ramos-Escobar; Matti Laine; Nadine Martin
Specialties: Communication, Language, Speech