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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 4, 2017

Dr. Janet Patterson (VA Northern California Health Care System) interviews Dr. Candace Vickers. Dr. Vickers is with the College of Allied Health at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. Formerly, she was part of the outpatient neuro rehabilitation team at the St. Jude Medical Center where she was the creator of the communication recovery groups program.

In this episode, you will:

  • Learn two benefits to providing a person with aphasia with the opportunity to share a conversation with a non-obligated communication partner. 
  • Learn about the value of supporting opportunities for both exercise and conversation with people with aphasia.
  • Hear Dr. Vicker's describe how being part of an aphasia group can decrease the risk for social isolation.

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