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Spring Speaker Series Line Up

Course Code:  F1
Course Title:   Talking about Aphasia: reflections on an innovative research project 
Presenters:
      Sally Byng, Ph.D., Susan Parr, Ph.D.
Date & Time:   Monday, March 27, 12-1pm(EST)
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Professional area)

Course Description
This webinar outlines the theoretical background to the Talking about Aphasia research study that took place in the U.K. in the mid-90’s. This innovative study explored the experience of aphasia through interview and involved people with aphasia as researchers. Findings will be discussed with examples of how they paved the way for further studies around communication access and issues of identity.

Meet the Presenters
Sally Byng, Ph.D., is a Speech Language Pathologist and researcher. She co-authored The Aphasia Therapy File, was Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Connect and is now Chief Executive of the Barnwood Trust in the U.K. Susan Parr, Ph.D. is a Speech Language Pathologist who practiced in Ireland and the UK . She has done extensive work in the area of aphasia and literacy. Her publications include Talking about Aphasia as well as numerous academic papers.

Instructional Personnel Disclosure Statements

Sally Byng
Financial – Sally Byng is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium. She receives royalties for a book related to the topic matter
Non-Financial – Sally Byng has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose

Susan Parr
Financial – Susan Parr is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium. She receives royalties for a book related to the topic matter
Non-Financial – Susan Parr has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose

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Course Code:  F2
Course Title:   Post-Stroke Depression: mood, behavior and management  
Presenters:
      Abe Snaiderman, MD.
Date & Time:   Monday, April 24, 12-1pm(EST)
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Related area)

 

Course Description
This presentation will review the basic anatomical and physiological underpinnings of the behavioural dysregulation often seen after stroke, traumatic brain injuries and other pathologies. The specific types of behavioural problems and their management will be reviewed.

 

Meet the Presenter
Dr. Snaiderman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the director of the Neuropsychiatry Clinic at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Neuro-rehabilitation Program where he has worked for the past 21 years. He is an instructor in the undergraduate program at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and resident and fellowship supervisor in the Consultation Liaison program at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. His expertise is in the cognitive, emotional and behavioural effects of neurological problems such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, severe traumatic brain injury and seizure disorders

Instructional Personnel Disclosure Statements
Financial – Dr. Snaiderman is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium. 
Non-Financial – Dr. Snaiderman has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose

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Course Code:  F3
Course Title:   Stroke in young adults: causes, consequences and long-term outcomes 
Presenters:
      Rick Swartz, MD, Ph.D.
Date & Time:   Monday, May 15, 12-1pm(EDT)
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Related area)

Course Description
Stroke in young adults conveys a significant impact on individuals and society. The incidence is rising and the causes are more complex. This presentation will review stroke in young adults and present new Canadian data about stroke in the young including: the incidence and risk factors, EMS use, early survival outcomes, long-term functional outcomes and long-term risk for recurrent vascular events. 

Meet the Presenter
Dr. Swartz is a stroke neurologist and researcher at Sunnybrook and University of Toronto. His clinical focus is on rare stroke causes, with clinics for stroke in young adults/pregnancy and CNS vasculitis. His research is focused on long-term outcomes after stroke and on developing pragmatic interventions to improve these outcomes. He chairs Stroke in Pregnancy, Stroke in the Young and Mood/Cognition/Fatigue chapters of the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations. 

Instructional Personnel Disclosure Statements
Financial – Dr. Swartz is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium. Dr. Swartz’s research is funded by HSF, CIHR and the Ontario Brain Institute 
Non-Financial – Dr. Swartz has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose

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Course Code:  F4
Course Title:   Taking partner training to the next level using an adult learning approach
Presenters:
      Riva Sorin-Peters, Ph.D.
Date & Time:   Monday, June 5, 12-1pm(EDT)
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Professional area)

Course Description
The life participation approach to aphasia supports access to communication for people with aphasia via family education and training. This presentation will describe a training program for speech-language pathologists that teaches them to apply adult learning strategies to CPT in their specific settings.  Positive results will be discussed.

Meet the Presenter
Dr. Riva Sorin-Peters is a speech-language pathologist with extensive experience working with adults and families living with aphasia. She completed a doctoral degree in Education at the University of Toronto. She has developed and delivered the Learner-centred Communication Training program for couples living with communication disabilities in various healthcare settings.

Instructional Personnel Disclosure Statements
Financial – Riva Sorin-Peters is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium 
Non-Financial – Riva-Sorin Peters has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose

Cost:
4-Part Speaker Series – $100.00CAD to $140.00CAD (to receive ASHA CEUs) *BEST VALUE*. Expires March 26th
Individual Webinars – $40.00-$50.00(to receive ASHA CEUs)

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On-line - Self-Directed Learning

An introductory learning module to help you understand the basics of facilitating Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCATM ).

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OFF-SITE TRAINING

We welcome opportunities to discuss taking our Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™) workshops to you. We will review your particular learning objectives and timeline, suggest the workshops that fit best and then provide a quote that will include requirements and costs to make this happen.

ON-SITE TRAINING
The Aphasia Institute offers training sessions for health care professionals on how to work with clients with aphasia and to help them overcome communication barriers. Health care professionals will be shown how to apply training techniques to clinical situations such as assessment, counselling, group therapy and working with clients and their communication partners.

Resources, materials and manuals are provided in many of the workshops.

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