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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.

May 8, 2019

Ellen Bernstein-Ellis, director of the Aphasia Treatment Program (ATP) at California State University, East Bay, speaks with Melinda Corwin about ways to engage aphasia group members in planning a special event. Melinda Corwin is a professor and clinical supervisor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She directs the Stroke And Aphasia Recovery Program (STAR) and is a member of Aphasia Access and its Board of Directors.

In this episode you will:

  • Learn about five different areas for involving group members as partners in event planning

  • Hear about three kinds of awards that may enrich your event program

  • Consider the dual benefits of member-guided celebrations: Building ownership in a fun event for people with aphasia and their guests and promoting aphasia awareness to the broader community

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Special Thanks to these Aphasia Access Members and organizations for underwriting this episode:

- Ruth Fink
- Nina Simmons-Mackie
- Karen Tucker