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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.

Aug 14, 2019

Jerry Hoepner, a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, speaks with Ian Kneebone about our roles in addressing mental health concerns among individuals with aphasia.

Ian Kneebone is head of discipline within the discipline of Clinical Psychology in the Graduate School of Health at the University of Technology – Sydney. Professor Kneebone has made many contributions to clinical psychology and care of older people, specifically with those who experience depression and anxiety after stroke and other neurogenic diseases, including aphasia. In recent years, part of his work has included collaborations with several speech-language pathology researchers in addressing psychosocial consequences and interventions for persons with aphasia

In today’s episode you will:

  • Learn about common mental health concerns among individuals with aphasia.
  • Learn about the role of speech-language pathologists and other professionals in the stepped model of care.
  • Learn about Ian Kneebone’s past and current collaborations with researchers examining mental health and aphasia (e.g., Aphasia Center for Research Excellence, the ASK project).
  • Learn how increasing participation in personally relevant and meaningful activities can have positive effects on mood. 

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