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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.

Nov 27, 2018

Ellen Bernstein-Ellis (California State University, East Bay) speaks with Melinda Corwin about aphasia choirs.

Melinda Corwin is a professor and clinical supervisor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Her research and clinical interests include adult neurogenic communication disorders. She directs the Stroke And Aphasia Recovery Program (STAR) and is an affiliate of Aphasia Access.

In today’s episode you will:

  • Compare and contrast two models for aphasia choirs--one embedded within a summer arts program and one embedded within an academic year day program.

  • Learn about the value in providing IwA the opportunity to transition from music listeners to active music makers.

  • Gain insight into the challenges and some potential options for capturing outcomes for choir participation

  • Discover some tips for selecting music and the challenges of integrating new members into an ongoing choir

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