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Please refer to each course description for instructional level and CEUs

Spring Speaker Series: May & June

Course Code:  F3
Course Title:   Stroke in young adults: causes, consequences and long-term outcomes 
      Rick Swartz, MD, Ph.D.
Date & Time:   Originally presented Monday, May 15
REGISTER FOR THE ARCHIVE NOW Archive expires Monday May 29th. You will receive the archive link in your confirmation email.
Cost: $40.00CAD

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


Course Code:  F4
Course Title:   Taking partner training to the next level using an adult learning approach
      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 communication partner training (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

Individual Webinar – $40.00-$50.00(to receive ASHA CEUs)


If your schedule does not permit attending the live webinar, you can view the webinar at your convenience. You will receive an archive link after the live presentation. The link will expire two (2) weeks after the webinar (June 19th).

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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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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.

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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*Attendance to B4 and D3 workshops are restricted to Speech-Language Pathologists.

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