Sep 22, 2020
Jerry Hoepner, a faculty member in the department of
Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin
– Eau Claire, speaks with Tavistock Scholar Dr. Brent Archer about
the crossroads between the lived experience and qualitative
Dr. Brent E. Archer was born in Johannesburg, South
Africa. He obtained his Master’s degree in speech-language
pathology (SLP) in 2006, and practiced in rural hospitals and
schools. After immigrating to the US in 2011, he provided SLP
services in nursing homes located in central New York state and
Louisiana. In 2012, he enrolled in the Applied Speech and Language
Sciences doctoral program at the University of Louisiana,
Lafayette. Upon graduating in 2016, he assumed a position as an
Assistant Professor in Communication Disorders and Sciences at
Bowling Green State University. Brent’s research interests include
facilitated conversations for people with aphasia, the lived
experiences of people and families living with aphasia and life
participation approaches to treating aphasia.
In today’s episode you will:
- Learn about applications of qualitative research
methodologies towards the Life Participation Approach to
- Consider how we may best examine client values and
- Consider how we may support and reveal the
perspectives of individuals with aphasia in guiding the research
questions we ask.
- Consider how qualitative methods like interpretive
phenomenological analysis, ethnography, and conversation analysis
may help researchers to uncover the lived experience of people with
aphasia and their families.
- Consider how information about the lived experience
can help clinicians to better meet the needs of people with
- Hear examples of how community-based programming,
such as training docents at the Toledo Museum of Art to provide
aphasia-friendly tours, a program that Brent is involved with, can
be a mutual platform for meaningful life participation (meeting an
authentic need) and research in an authentic environment.
- Consider opportunities to examine and support the
recreational needs and desires of people with aphasia.
- Consider roles that people with aphasia can play in
their own groups and recovery process.
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