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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.

Jul 24, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Katie Strong (Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Central Michigan University) is talking with Dr. Sarah Wallace and Dr. Elena Donoso Brown about their work on participation gaps in research and clinical environments.

Sarah E. Wallace PhD, CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Adult Language and Cognition clinic in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wallace also directs the Communication and Cognition Lab. She is a Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar in the United States. 

Elena Donoso Brown PhD, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Duquesne University. Dr. Donoso Brown’s previous clinical experience was in-patient rehabilitation for persons after traumatic brain injury and stroke. At Duquesne University, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in evaluation, qualitative research methods and program development. 
In this episode you will:

1.    expand your viewpoint on AAC being solely for supporting output

2.    get tips on how to support people with aphasia in increasing independence in reading

3.    hear about an interdisciplinary project with occupational therapy to support people with aphasia in participating in-home programs

4.    learn a few tips on interprofessional collaboration, including involving students in research projects

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

- Wendy Greenspan
- Melinda Corwin
- SCALE at the League