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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.

Jul 10, 2018

In an episode focused on “Insights and ‘Aha Moments’ about Aphasia Care”. Dr. Katie Strong (Central Michigan University) speaks with Aphasia Access President Ruth Fink about her career and the vision and initiatives of Aphasia Access. 

Ruth Fink, MA, CCC-SLP is a co-founder and retired Clinical Director of MossRehab Aphasia Center, and Scientist Emeritus of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute. A founding member of Aphasia Access, she currently serves as Board President. After 20 years as a clinical SLP, she joined the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute as a Research Associate where she served as Co-PI and Project Director on treatment research in the areas of sentence processing, word retrieval, and computer-assisted applications in aphasia rehabilitation.

In today’s episode you will:

  • Hear Ruth share about how her career followed the course that a client might follow and about how magic happens in aphasia groups
  • Learn three tips for how to transition from a clinician to a clinician researcher
  • Hear about Aphasia Access’ vision to advance lifelong communication access for people with aphasia
  • Learn how you can become a volunteer with Aphasia Access

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