Tapping into Aphasia - Self-Study    


  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Speech and Language Pathology Asst

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Course Description
Join us for this informative course in honor of Aphasia Awareness Month (June). The basic foundations of aphasia, subtypes and incidence following acquired brain injury will be reviewed and the science behind rhythm, timing, and music in the treatment of language deficits explored. Treatment strategies will be presented for integrating timing & rhythm (via Interactive Metronome) into traditional aphasia therapy, including treatment materials for use in your clinic.
Instructor(s) - One of the following:

Heather Barr, MS CCC-SLP has been a speech-language pathologist for over ten years. She has worked in diverse settings, with primary focus on inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation programs. She is the Speech Language Pathology Department Manager and Inpatient Brain Injury Program Leader at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of York. Heather obtained her BA at the University of Pittsburgh and her MS at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She has further developed her clinical skills by obtaining certifications in NMES/VitalStim treatment, DPNS/FMEP, and LVST. Heather is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, ACBIS. She is a program co-leader/co-creator of a newly developed Neuro Work- Hardening program at HealthSouth York, combining PT, OT and ST service needs in a holistic and job-simulated environment for patients with neurological injuries. She has provided numerous educational seminars in the areas of Cognition (low level – high level), Post-Concussive Syndrome, and return to work after Brain Injury. Heather is also a certified Interactive Metronome Provider, implementing the use of the IM modality as an instrumental treatment option for the remediation of communication and cognitive dysfunctions.

Course Objectives:

Target Audience:
This webinar welcomes the following professionals who have completed the Interactive Metronome Certification Course.

  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Speech and Language Pathology Asst

Instructional Level:


The Interactive Metronome, Inc. has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as the Interactive Metronome®. (U.S. Patents #4,919,030; #5,529,498; #5,743,744; #6,719,690; other U.S. and foreign patents pending) Interactive Metronome, Inc. is the sole source of the following products: Interactive Metronome® , Gait Mate® and IM Home®. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.

Course Meets Requirements for:
    This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. SLPA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed SLP.