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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.

Jun 22, 2018

Janet Patterson (V.A. Northern California Health Care System) speaks with Denise McCall, the Program Director of SCALE at The League for People with Disabilities in Baltimore, Maryland, about their unique organizational structure.

Denise McCall co-founded SCALE back in 2008 and, in 2014, it merged with The League and has turned into a specialty program there as part of their medical day program. Denise has over 30 years of experience as a clinician and a researcher. She has served persons with aphasia across the continuum of care and has contributed to international research and grant programs to improve aphasia care. Denise is a certified speech language pathologist and is one of the founders of Aphasia Access - currently serving as an active member on its Development Committee. She received a B.S. in Communication Disorders and in Psychology from Towson University and earned a master's degree from George Washington University.

In today's episode, you will:

  • Learn about SCALE’s history and the unique manner in which it combines an LPAA model and a medical model for serving people with aphasia;
  • Understand how SCALE was transformed through their search for new funding opportunities;
  • Hear about SCALE “Accounts Meetings” and “SCALE Tenets”.

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