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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.

Dec 11, 2017

Ellen Bernstein-Ellis of California State University, East Bay interviews Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, a Clinical Associate Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and the Clinical Director of the Aphasia Resource Center at Boston University. They discuss Dr. Hoover’s work with aphasia groups at the Aphasia...

Dec 1, 2017

In this episode, Guest Interviewer Dr. Liz Hoover brings together three pioneers of LPAA, Dr. Roberta Elman, Dr. Aura Kagan, and Dr. Nina Simmons-Mackie, to share their perspectives on some of the early roots of LPAA and to offer insights about each of its five tenets. Enjoy this lively exchange about LPAA core values.

Nov 7, 2017

Dr. Katie Strong of Central Michigan University presents an episode on The State of Aphasia in North America. She interviews Dr. Nina Simmons-Mackie about Aphasia Access' recent report on the State of Aphasia. 

Nina Simmons-Mackie Ph.D., BC-ANCDS is Professor and Scholar in Residence at Southeastern Louisiana...

Oct 27, 2017

Today, Janet Patterson will be speaking with Francie Schwarz about a unique partnership between library science and speech-language pathology. That partnership led to the first book group for persons with aphasia that is hosted at a public library.

In today’s episode, you will:

  • Hear how creating a partnership with...

Oct 13, 2017

Dr. Nidhi Mahendra (San Jose State University) interviews Dr. Esther Kim.

Dr. Kim is a speech-language pathologist, aphasia researcher, and Associate Professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta in Canada. In addition to her research program examining treatments for...