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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.

Sep 21, 2017

Listen to this episode as Ellen Bernstein-Ellis (California State University, East Bay) speaks with Dr. Jerry Hoepner about programming for the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp.

Dr. Hoepner is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He teaches numerous courses including neurogenic disorders, neuroanatomy, and counseling. Jerry's teaching research focuses on non-course-based learning, pedagogy, and training CSD students as educators. His clinical research includes outcomes of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp, social networking applications, videos self-modeling, interventions, and communication partner training.

In this episode, you will:

  • Learn about how the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp got its start 14 years ago and how its mission to increase social interaction and communicative success guides its programming;
  • Hear more about how the concepts of therapeutic landscapes and environmental press dovetail with the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA);
  • Learn how the student volunteer experience is guided at camp from the initial training to the daily de-briefing. 
  • Learn how Snapchat -  a photo-based social media app - can increase social interactions among campers. 

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