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Aphasia Access Conversations

How We’re Reducing Communication Barriers

Aphasia Access Conversations brings you the latest aphasia resources, tips, and aha moments from Life Participation professionals who deliver way more than stroke and aphasia facts. Topics include aphasia group treatment ideas, communication access strategies, plus ways for growing awareness and funds for your group aphasia therapy program. This podcast is produced by Aphasia Access.

Feb 27, 2018

Ellen Bernstein-Ellis (California State University, East Bay) speaks with Gretchen Szabo about the power of scripting in the treatment of aphasia.

Gretchen Szabo, M.A., CCC-SLP is a research speech-language pathologist and Aphasia Communication Group Coordinator at the Adler Aphasia Center in New Jersey. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University. She has over 10 years of experience working with individuals with aphasia. Her research and clinical focus is on functional and community based treatment approaches to aphasia and on awareness and advocacy initiatives for aphasia.

In today’s episode, you will:

  • Find out the connection between LPAA values and using scripting as a therapy approach;
  • Understand personal, impairment, and environmental factors that may contribute to successful vs. unsuccessful script implementation;
  • Hear a story sharing how scripting impacted the participation of a client with severe aphasia.

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