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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.

Apr 7, 2020

Katie Strong, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Central Michigan University, talks with Jodi Morgan about aphasia programming at Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center.

Jodi Morgan, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist, manager and co-founder of the Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center. She serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences at Jacksonville University. She also teaches courses in adult language disorders and cognitive disorders and rehabilitation. Her research interests and publications are in the area of aphasia and cognitive-linguistic rehabilitation in adults. Jodi has received multiple ASHA ACE awards and is an active member of Special Interest Groups through ASHA. She is a member of the Jacksonville Area Speech Pathology Association and the Florida Speech and Hearing Association. Jodi recently received Brooks Rehabilitation Research Award.  She is currently a board member of Aphasia Access and serves as co-chair of the Academic Curriculum Working Group and the Aphasia Access Research & Education Committee. She presents at the community, state, and national levels in the areas of aphasia, supported communication, life participation approach to aphasia, and improving functional communication in adults with aphasia.

In this episode you will:

  • hear how crowdsourcing gave Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center it’s start
  • learn the benefits of partnering with high schools for intergenerational influence on aphasia programming
  • learn how people with aphasia influenced and started an Ambassador Program
  • hear Jodi’s experience as an Aphasia Access Board Member and how you can become involved in volunteering


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