Assessment and Treatment of Dysarthria

Description: This course provides participants with an overview of dysarthria as a result of stroke, brain injury, or other neurological condition. The webinar will review the evaluation process to identify and diagnose dysarthria, as well as assist in differential diagnosis of the seven main subcategories of dysarthria. Additionally, overview and selection of various treatment techniques will be reviewed. Case presentations will be utilized throughout the course to enhance learning and understanding of content. 

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the defining characteristics of dysarthria including the seven main subcategories of dysarthria.
  • Identify formal and informal assessment tools to diagnose individuals with dysarthria.
  • Identify appropriate treatment techniques for the management of dysarthria.

Instructor: Kayla Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants,  and Speech-Language Pathologists

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

Physical Therapy

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this self-study course for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This self-study course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Speech-Language Pathology

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Kayla Nelson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Financial: Receives an honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Basic Computer Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported. High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.  

Additional requirements include:

  • Web browser: latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Speaker or headset to listen to recorded audio files
  • Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

    Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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