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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 5, 2017

In this episode, Dr. Katie Strong (Central Michigan University) speaks with Dr. Audrey Holland who shares her insights from the trenches, recalling her most significant “Aha!” moments.

Dr. Holland is an internationally-renowned expert in the area of aphasia assessment and intervention. She is the Regents’ Professor Emeriti of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at The University of Arizona and she continues to consult and write in the area of aphasia during her retirement. She's the author of several assessments and three books, numerous book chapters, and over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles. 

In this episode, you will:

  • Hear the story of how a plane trip with business magazine article led to Dr. Holland’s ‘aha moment’ of thinking about coaching in communication disorders; learn the difference between coaching and counseling; and how to use elements of positive psychology in LPAA practice
  • Learn the value of talking about ‘us’: Tips on building a relationship-centered experience with your client 
  • Be inspired to make an impact on your community one starfish at a time
  • Learn the power of post-traumatic growth

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