Fall 2017 SLP Conference

Fall 2017 Conference
Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery Patterns of Language in Bilingual Individuals with Aphasia

Friday, October 27, 2017; 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Location: (Please note location change) Larini Room (290A), Public Square Building, Rockville Centre Campus

Marta Korytkowska, MS CCC-SLP        
Taryn Malcolm, M.A.,  CCC-SLPThe Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College are pleased to welcome Marta Korytkowska, MS CCC-SLP and Taryn Malcolm, M.A.,  CCC-SLP, both of whom will be presenting, "Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery Patterns of Language in Bilingual Individuals with Aphasia", on Friday, October 27, 2017. The program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area- approval is pending). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.  

Learning Objectives
After completing this session, participants will be able to:
1.     Discuss characteristics of bilingual aphasia and aphasia types
2.     Discuss assessment considerations and tools for bilingual aphasia
3.    Discuss treatment methods and explain potential recovery patterns

Program Description
Assessment and treatment of bilingual speakers with aphasia is challenging to both monolingual and bilingual clinicians due to the limited resources for assessment and treatment of bilingual aphasia. To appropriately rehabilitate bilinguals with aphasia we should consider how bilingual language processing differs from that of monolinguals and how aphasia impacts both languages. In this seminar, we will review and discuss bilingual language processing, assessment and treatment, followed by recovery patterns.

Behavioral and neuroimaging data suggests that bilingual individuals may develop and utilize language control processes for language selection, although the nature of these language control processes remains controversial (e.g., Bobb et al., 2013). Studying neural representations of the two languages and the language control mechanism in healthy bilingual speakers can inform us about how language control regions relate to recovery patterns in bilinguals with aphasia. Thus, we will first review how the two languages are processed and controlled in the bilingual brain (e.g., Abutalebi & Green, 2007, 2008) in line with a more dynamic view of aphasia.

When assessing bilingual people with aphasia (PWA), speech language pathologists (SLPs) must consider this dynamic view. After assessment, several important factors affecting recovery patterns need to be considered to plan appropriate treatment goals. This includes both internal factors (those the patients bring with them) and external factors (those which can be manipulated). Due to these various internal and external
factors engaged in bilingual aphasia treatment, recovery of the languages in bilinguals with aphasia has shown different patterns, including parallel recovery, non-parallel recovery, and pathological code-switching or language mixing.This seminar provides an overview of bilingual language processing, assessment and treatment for bilingual aphasia with examples and evidence from the current research. It further discusses recovery patterns after treatment and important treatment sources, such as interpreters. Audiences will gain knowledge of both recent findings and useful resources for working with bilingual patients with aphasia.
About the Speakers
Marta Korytkowska, M.S. CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist with a focus on adult speech, language and swallowing disorders. She is a doctoral student in the Neurolinguistics lab at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Marta's current research interests and projects are related to lexical retrieval in healthy adults and those with fluent aphasia. Her primary focus is on the treatment research in acquired aphasia and primary progressive aphasia. In addition to her work at the Graduate Center, Marta is involved in research on treatment of acquired alexia in bilingual individuals in the Neurolinguistics Lab at Lehman College. She has clinical experience at various level of patient care including acute care, acute rehabilitation, homecare, and the outpatient setting. 

Taryn Malcolm, MA, CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Doctoral student at CUNY Graduate Center program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.  She has practiced as a speech-language pathologist in acute and sub-acute rehabilitation with pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations, with a focus on neurogenic disorders, respiratory/voice disorders, and dysphagia. Her main areas of research include bilingualism, aphasia, bilingual aphasia, and neurological processes underlying acquired language disorders. Taryn is currently working on a research project investigating cross-linguistic influence in speakers of Jamaican Creole following immersion in the environment of their second language, and a project on language mixing in a multilingual individual with subcortical damage.

Speaker's Disclosure: the speakers have disclosed that they have no financial or non-financial relationship to disclose.

Time Ordered Agenda                     

8:15-8:30 a.m. Introductions of  speakers and program
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Defining Aphasia,  bilingualism, vs. monolingualism

Characteristics of Bilingual aphasia/types
9:30-10 a.m.
Breakout activity
10-10:15 a.m.
10:15-11:15 a.m.
Assessment of Bilingual Aphasia
11:15-11:45 a.m.
Discussion and  breakout
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Recovery Patterns in Bilingual Aphasia
1:30-1:45 p.m.
1:45-2:45 p.m.
Treatment of bilingual aphasia
2:45-3:15 p.m.
Breakout sessions
3:15-3:30 p.m.
Wrap up and question and answer period 

6 contact/instructional hoursDate and Time
The program will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 with the breakfast, check-in and registration being held from 8:00-8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 8:30 a.m.ASHA CEUs
The program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area- approval is pending).

The conference will be given in the (Please note location change) Larini Room (290A), Public Square Building, Rockville Centre Campus.on Molloy's Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation.If you should need hotel arrangements, please call 516.323.3554 for a list of area hotels.

Tuition Rates (includes Lunch and Breakfast):
Late Registration, 10/14-10/25: $135
10/27 or at the door: $145
Molloy Students: $10 (please register using your Molloy email)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $50
Molloy Alumni 25% discount
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge (please register using your Molloy email)

You can click here to register online. The Late Registration fee category is listed by default in the fee listing. The other fee categories will appear once you click "Enroll Yourself" and log on. Please note that if you are registering online, after you enter your charge card information you should click "Continue to Checkout" just once. It can take up to a minute or two for the charge to be processed. If you click more than once the system will void the registration and you will need to call the CE Office at 516-323-3550 to register.

Click here to register in person, by phone, fax or mail. Confirmation of your registration and classroom assignments will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.Refund Policy
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us one week prior to the start of each program. However, substitutions can be made until the day of the program at no charge.Brochure and

Mailing List
Click here to download a conference brochure. A conference brochure will be mailed out in early September to people on our mailing list. To be placed on our mailing list, call Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or email cthomas@molloy.edu.Questions?
If you should have any questions concerning registration or the program, call 516.323.3554 or email lcino@molloy.edu.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Molloy's Communication Sciences and Disorders Department continues to offer a comprehensive undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and also offers an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. The M.S. program in speech-language pathology at Molloy College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Additionally, our Speech, Language and Hearing Center is located off campus in a new facility and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.The Speech, Language and Hearing Center is located at 30 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.