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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.

Nov 7, 2017

Dr. Katie Strong of Central Michigan University presents an episode on The State of Aphasia in North America. She interviews Dr. Nina Simmons-Mackie about Aphasia Access' recent report on the State of Aphasia. 

Nina Simmons-Mackie Ph.D., BC-ANCDS is Professor and Scholar in Residence at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. She is past president of Aphasia Access and serves on the current Aphasia Access board. She has received the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders & Sciences and the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She received an Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Foundation. Dr. Simmons-Mackie has many years of clinical, academic and research experience in neurogenic communication disorders and has published numerous articles and chapters in the area of adult aphasia. Interests include aphasia, qualitative research, and social model philosophies.

In today’s episode, you will hear:

  • The story that inspired the State of Aphasia in North America Report;
  • A guided tour of the organization of the report;
  • A few of Nina’s highlights from the report including the Impact of Social Isolation and Services for Aphasia.

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