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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.

Oct 13, 2020

Ellen Bernstein-Ellis, Director of the Aphasia Treatment Program at Cal State East Bay speaks with Sarah Baar, creator of the Life Participation focused Honeycomb Therapy website and we'll have the pleasure of discussing how to create life participation-based home programs for individuals with aphasia across the care continuum.


Guest Bio:

Sarah Baar is a private practice speech-language pathologist in Grand Rapids, MI. She’s had the opportunity to work in many settings across the continuum including acute care, acute rehab, home & community, and outpatient therapy. In 2016, she started the Honeycomb Speech Therapy website as a way to promote person-centered and functional therapy ideas and materials for adult rehab. Most recently, she launched the Activity Studio as a way to share and promote use of participation-focused speech therapy materials. Those who have attended her speaking events enjoy her practical approach and tips that the everyday SLP can implement for a functional therapy approach.


Listener Take-aways:

In today’s episode you will:

  • Learn how a self-management model of aphasia management empowers the IwA to take an active role in their recovery process
  • Hear about the transformation from providing worksheet based to LPAA focused home programs
  • Compare and contrast home programs that use the medical vs. social model as their approach
  • Learn about the PACT approach to helping your clients prepare for communicating with their medical providers


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