Jun 12, 2019
Jerry Hoepner, a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin –
Eau Claire, speaks with Melissa Capo about PEP Talks and
Melissa Capo is the developer of PEPtalks and clinical supervisor
at the College of St. Rose. Melissa
was fortunate to be a long-time colleague of Dr. Mark Ylvisaker, a
profound influence on so much of the work we do with adults and
adolescents with acquired neurogenic disorders like traumatic brain
injury and aphasia. While not explicitly linked to the LPAA
approach, his tenets of authentic, person-centered interventions
where everyday partners and persons with aphasia or TBI are viewed
as collaborators and experts is central to an LPAA approach.
Building upon her collaborations with Mark, Melissa has been an
innovative advocate for project-based interventions, publishing
sentinel work in that area with Drs. Feeney and Ylvisaker in 2007.
In today’s episode you will:
Learn about applications of project-based interventions for persons
with aphasia and related disorders.
Examine the framework for project-based interventions.
Learn about PEP Talks, positive-educational-peer reviewed videos
for persons with brain injury by persons with brain injury.
Gain insight into the importance of supporting individuals to
identify and carry out projects to the fullest extent
Download the Full Show Notes
Special Thanks to these Aphasia Access Members and organizations
for underwriting this episode:
- The SCALE Center for Aphasia Care
- Wendy Greenspan
- Katarina Haley
- Karen Tucker