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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.

May 12, 2020

Ellen Bernstein-Ellis, Director of the Aphasia Treatment Program at Cal State East Bay speaks with Megan Sutton about how to empower individuals with aphasia to engage with home practice goals and how incorporating apps may enhance practice opportunities.

Megan Sutton is a speech-language pathologist and the co-founder of Tactus Therapy Solutions, an app development company that creates popular aphasia therapy apps. She has designed 20 apps for adult speech pathology, including the best-selling Language Therapy 4-in-1. Megan has over 15 years of experience working with people with aphasia in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehab, and an intensive aphasia treatment program. She is the co-author of the stroke recovery book entitled Healing the Broken Brain and is an international speaker on the topic of using technology in aphasia therapy.

Megan lives near Vancouver, Canada where she regularly helps with the Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp and is on the clinical faculty of the University of British Columbia. She is a member of Aphasia Access and a volunteer with the Aphasia Recovery Connection.


In today’s episode you will:

  • Learn why you should consider attending the next Aphasia Access Leadership Summit
  • Hear a common misconception about LPAA and learn how addressing impairment is considered one of the four basic domains of the A-FROM
  • Learn how personalization with apps is key to making home practice more person-centered.
  • Consider the critical elements that contribute to creating a meaningful home program for a client.
  • Hear a moving message from families regarding their experience at home coping with aphasia.

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