The Dr. Lawrence Albert
Memorial Webinar Series on
Primary Progressive Aphasia
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These organizations have formed the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) Education Coalition. The PPA Webinar Series is the first project by the coalition, whose goal is to develop an education program to improve understanding and treatment approaches for SLPs working with persons with PPA.

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We are pleased to announce that the Dr. Lawrence Albert Memorial Webinar Series on Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is now available on demand for you to review, share with colleagues and use as a resource with patients and families. There is no cost for viewing these webinars thanks to a generous sponsorship by Kathi and Peter Arnow, the family of Dr. Lawrence Albert, who battled PPA until 2011. 


PPA is a clinical dementia syndrome caused by degeneration of nerve cells that control language.  In most individuals with PPA, the disease that causes it is a form of frontotemporal degeneration; in about 30-40%, it is the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease.   


Here's what SLPs, medical professionals and families are saying about the webinar series...

"Great speakers"


"Very knowledgeable presentations"


"Excellent, clear and informative"


"Practical clinical recommendations"


"Hands-on therapy techniques"


"Cutting-edge recommendations for useful apps"


"Up-to-date and detailed information"


"Multi-disciplined approach"


"Relevant to real-life situations"


"Great resources"


"Wonderful use of evidence to advance daily therapy and family-training approaches"

Webinar 1:
The ABCs of PPA for SLPs


Dr. Sandra Weintraub

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychology

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center  

Webinar 2:
Treatment for Persons with PPA

Melanie Fried-Oken, Ph.D., CCC/Sp,

Certified Speech-language Pathologist

Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, Biomedical Engineering, and Otolaryngology

Oregon Health & Science University




May Henry

Maya L. Henry, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor

Communicative Disorders Program

San Francisco State University




Webinar 3:
Living with Primary Progressive Aphasia

Darby Morhardt, MSW, LCSW

Research Associate Professor &
Dir of the Educ & Information Transfer Core

Cognitive Neuro & Alzheimer's Disease Ctr

Northwestern Univ Feinberg School of Medicine



Jamie Reilly, PhD

 Assistant Professor

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

University of Florida