51 episodes

Aphasia Access Conversations brings you the latest aphasia resources, tips and a-ha 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.

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    • 4.6, 13 Ratings

Aphasia Access Conversations brings you the latest aphasia resources, tips and a-ha 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.

    Episode #50 - The Intersection of Telepractice and LPAA: A Conversation with Judy Walker

    Episode #50 - The Intersection of Telepractice and LPAA: A Conversation with Judy Walker

    Dr. Judy Walker is an associate professor and coordinator of the University of Maine Speech Therapy Telepractice Program. In this episode, Ellen Bernstein-Ellis speaks with Judy Walker about how we can use technology to improve the lives of individuals with aphasia, and how telepractice can promote the values of the life participation approach.

    • 53 min
    Episode #49 - Primary Progressive Aphasia: A Collaborative Approach to Remaining Engaged in Life, A Conversation with Wayne Zorn, CeCelia Zorn, and Tania Riske

    Episode #49 - Primary Progressive Aphasia: A Collaborative Approach to Remaining Engaged in Life, A Conversation with Wayne Zorn, CeCelia Zorn, and Tania Riske

    During this episode, Jerry Hoepner, a faculty member in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, speaks with Wayne Zorn, CeCelia Zorn, and their speech-language pathologist Tania Riske, about primary progressive aphasia. They also discuss the trio’s article, “Three Voices at the Table.”
    Wayne Zorn is a man of many dimensions. As others discover who he is, they find a person with a giving heart, a curious, precise, and engineering mind, and a fun-loving soul. CeCelia and Wayne met in high school in rural northeastern Wisconsin. Married for 45 years, CeCelia brings a threefold background to our discussion about PPA. CeCelia strives for a life enriched by kindness, joy, perseverance, curiosity, patience, and collaboration.

    Tania Riske is a speech-language pathologist at Mayo Health Systems – Eau Claire. She initially entered the speech language pathology field through her volunteer work with the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Communication Sciences and Disorders Program. Tania continues to enjoy treating patients with aphasia and their families within the LPAA Paradigm.
    In this episode you will:
    Learn about living successfully with primary progressive aphasia (PPA) from an individual with PPA, his partner, and their speech-language pathologist. Learn about examples of participating in personally relevant activities like singing, travel, and golfing – along with what it takes for this to happen through collaborations between an individual with PPA, his partner, and their speech-language pathologist. Learn about following the lead of the individual with PPA and his partner as context and vehicle for authentic, person-focused interventions. Learn how this trio implemented collaborative interventions and authentic steps they took in that process. Learn about how to engage community partners in meaningful, participation-based collaborations. Learn about the challenges this couple has encountered and the positive way they have addressed those challenges. Download the Full Show Notes

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode #48 - In Conversation with Dr. H. Sheen Chiou

    Episode #48 - In Conversation with Dr. H. Sheen Chiou

    Dr. H. Sheen Chiou, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a Professor in the Department of Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato. In this episode, Dr. Katie Strong speaks with Dr. Chiou about metacognitive instruction and goal attainment scaling for people with aphasia and clinical education. They also discuss LPAA community-based projects that Sheen facilitates that target supporting people with dementia.

    • 29 min
    Episode #47 - In Conversation with Megan Sutton

    Episode #47 - In Conversation with Megan Sutton

    Megan Sutton is a speech-language pathologist and the co-founder of Tactus Therapy. In this episode, Ellen Bernstein-Ellis speaks with Megan Sutton about how to empower individuals with aphasia to engage with home practice goals and how incorporating apps may enhance practice opportunities.

    • 30 min
    Episode #46 - In Conversation with Carol Dow-Richards

    Episode #46 - In Conversation with Carol Dow-Richards

    Carol Dow-Richards is the Director of The Aphasia Recovery Connection (ARC), a nonprofit organization. She spends her days walking alongside families as they navigate the road to recovery. In this episode, Ellen Bernstein-Ellis speaks with Carol about the importance of social connection for individuals with aphasia and their care partners, and how it became the driving motivation behind ARC.

    • 37 min
    Episode #45 - A Conversation with Jodi Morgan

    Episode #45 - A Conversation with Jodi Morgan

    Jodi Morgan, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist, manager and co-founder of the Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center. In this episode, Dr. Katie Strong speaks with Jodi about aphasia programming at Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center. They also discuss crowdsourcing, the Ambassador Program, and volunteer opportunities.

    • 32 min

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