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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.

Oct 27, 2017

Today, Janet Patterson will be speaking with Francie Schwarz about a unique partnership between library science and speech-language pathology. That partnership led to the first book group for persons with aphasia that is hosted at a public library.

In today’s episode, you will:

  • Hear how creating a partnership with your local public library is a novel and unique way to embody the principles of LPAA by bringing a book group for people with aphasia to the community;
  • Learn tips on developing a relationship with the adult programming librarian in order to navigate library regulations, locate resources to obtain books, and manage lending practices;
  • Learn strategies to work with libraries to help them demonstrate their unique contribution to their communities and serve their mission of inviting residents into the library through hosting a book group for people with aphasia.

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