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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.

Mar 17, 2020

Janet Patterson, Chief of the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Service at VA Northern California, speaks with Amber Richardson about the intersection of aphasia rehabilitation, group treatment, and telehealth service delivery.

Amber is a staff speech-language pathologist at the VA Northern California Health Care System. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary and completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at California State University, East Bay. Amber is pursuing her clinical doctorate in Speech Language Pathology at Northwestern University where her focus includes the study of aphasia group treatment, outcome measures and continuum of care.

In today’s episode you will learn:

  • strategies to create and sustain a virtual aphasia group
  • the importance of a whole-patient support network for patients using telespeech-language pathology
  • how aphasia rehabilitation and group treatment use the Internet to connect people in California and Washington.

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