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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 13, 2017

Dr. Nidhi Mahendra (San Jose State University) interviews Dr. Esther Kim.

Dr. Kim is a speech-language pathologist, aphasia researcher, and Associate Professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta in Canada. In addition to her research program examining treatments for aphasia and acquired reading disorders, Esther is the co-founder of the Alberta Aphasia Camp and has an interest in examining outcomes related to aphasia camp participation and LPAA programming in general. Beyond this, she also teaches an aphasia class and supervises graduate student clinicians.

In today’s episode, you will learn about:

  • The importance of utilizing multiple avenues for high impact when raising awareness about aphasia;
  • The critical importance of recreational and therapeutic activities for people with aphasia with a special emphasis on offering these activities in a supportive communication environment;
  • Program design with an eye to bringing people with aphasia together while also providing a rich training environment for speech pathology students.

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