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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 14, 2019

During this episode, Dr. Katie Strong, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Central Michigan University talks with Robyn O’Halloran about broadening the role of the SLP in acute care assessment.

Robyn O’Halloran is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University. She worked as an SLP in community and hospital settings before undertaking a M.Phil and PhD with Professor Linda Worrall on the role of SLP in the acute hospital setting. Robyn is the lead author of the Inpatient Functional Communication Interview: Screening, Assessment and Intervention, which will be published by Plural in November this year.

In this episode you will:

  • learn the importance of supporting your patients participate in their health care while they are in the hospital and how that might impact their overall health outcomes.
  • be challenged to imagine how your role as an SLP in acute care can broaden by addressing the barriers to communication in the hospital environment.
  • hear about a new tool, the Inpatient Functional Communication Interview (IFCI) for assessment in acute care.
  • listen to questions posed from SLPs working in acute care about IFCI

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