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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 23, 2018

In this episode, Janet Patterson (Chief of the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Service at the VA Northern California Health Care System) speaks with Dominique Herrington, Director of the Aphasia Group of Middle Tennessee, which is housed in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute at Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee. They dive deep into the Aphasia Group of Middle Tennessee with the hopes that it can both inform and inspire others.

Dominique received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montevallo and is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She is a Senior Clinical Education Associate for Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, serving as the Assistant Manager of Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute as well as the Program Coordinator for the Aphasia Group and Aphasia Program of Middle Tennessee.

In today’s episode you will:

  • Hear about persons with aphasia who are so dedicated to the aphasia group that they travel long distances on public transportation;
  • Discover how the Aphasia Group of Middle Tennessee evolved from a focus on impairment-based treatment to becoming a learning lab for students and persons with aphasia;
  • Learn about the Mile Marker Project.

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