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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.

Dec 1, 2017

In this episode, Guest Interviewer Dr. Liz Hoover brings together three pioneers of LPAA, Dr. Roberta Elman, Dr. Aura Kagan, and Dr. Nina Simmons-Mackie, to share their perspectives on some of the early roots of LPAA and to offer insights about each of its five tenets. Enjoy this lively exchange about LPAA core values.

A special thank you to Lyssa Rome, a new Cal State East Bay alumni, who is not only a new SLP and AA member, but who kindly put her previous job skills as a radio producer to work in helping with this episode.

In this episode, you will:

  • Get the insider view of the history of the LPAA Statement of Values 
  • Listen to a description of the five core LPAA values and their importance to providing patient-centered care
  • Better understand how personal factors and the environment play critical roles within the LPAA framework
  • Hear advice for the new clinician about how to make a limited number of speech therapy sessions “count”

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Barbara Shadden
four and a half years ago

This is an extraordinary podcast for those new to aphasia and for seasoned clinicians and people living with aphasia! These three remarkable leaders show us once again how they have guided us with the clarity of their understanding of what it means to participate in life...and how we must all commit to making that participation available to persons with aphasia. Thank you.