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Training Programs & Workshops – Aphasia Institute
Program Registration - Members are being invited to sign up for Programs for January 2023

Our training workshops continue to be available ONLINE during the ongoing COVID pandemic. Onsite workshops have been cancelled indefinitely to ensure the safety of our staff and members with aphasia.

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.

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

Basic SCA™ Training Options

Core Training (2-day)
Day One/A2 – Through role-playing and experiential learning, trainees will gain a solid theoretical understanding of SCA™.
Various level
0.55 ASHA CEUs

Day Two/A3 – Trainees will continue to develop SCA™ skills by working with individuals with aphasia* and learn how to apply the principles to their own work setting.
Intermediate level
0.55 ASHA CEUs

**Pre-requisite: Online Introduction to SCA™ eLearning module

Dates available:
2022: November 28/29
2023: March 6/7, May 29/30

Fee: $888 CAD

Thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Health, health care providers in Ontario are eligible for a limited number of FREE spots on the following dates:

2023: January 23/24

Please request a free spot below. Successful applicants will be notified.

Advanced/Applied SCA™ Training Options

Participants who work with groups will learn to adapt SCA™ to a group setting. Intermediate level
0.3 ASHA CEUs

Dates available:
2023: March 27

Fee: $272 CAD
10% discount applied when registering for 2 or more courses

You must be signed in to Community Hub to request to join.
Sign-up here.

Participants will learn counselling principals, themes and approaches utilized by SLPs and Social Workers at the Aphasia Institute in the context of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA). Participants will learn how to make counselling accessible to people with aphasia through the use of SCA™ techniques.

COMING SOON

Participants proficient in SCA™ will learn how to help people with aphasia co-construct their identity through personal narratives – their past, present and future through the use of the Your Life story-telling program which can be adapted to individual or group work.

COMING SOON

This workshop teaches Speech-Language Pathologists proficient in SCA™ to help people affected by aphasia become better communication partners.
Intermediate level
0.55 ASHA CEUs

Prerequisites: A2 & A3
For Speech-Language Pathologists ONLY

Dates available:
2023: April 3

Fee: $613 CAD
10% discount applied when registering for 2 or more courses

You must be signed in to Community Hub to request to join.
Sign-up here.

Thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Health, we are able to offer a limited number of FREE spots for speech-language pathologists working in Ontario who have completed SCA™ Core Training. ($613 value).
Please request a spot below. Successful applicants will be notified.

This full-day workshop will teach Speech-Language Pathologists how to teach other healthcare professionals an introduction to SCA™. The focus of this workshop will be to review the content of this training program and to provide a framework for how to teach it. Intermediate level
0.55 ASHA CEUs

Dates available:
2023: March 20

Prerequisites: A2 & A3
For Speech-Language Pathologists ONLY

Fee: $613 CAD
10% discount applied when registering for 2 or more courses

You must be signed in to Community Hub to request to join.
Sign-up here.

Thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Health, we are able to offer a limited number of FREE spots for speech-language pathologists working in Ontario who have completed SCA™ Core Training. ($613 value).
Please request a spot below. Successful applicants will be notified.



"My experience with the SCATM training has been an amazing experience in both skill building and knowledge and understanding of persons who are affected by Aphasia – The teaching team at AI are excellent examples of professionals and compassionate teachers. Highly recommend this training."
- Lorraine Pyle, CCSH Belleville, ON
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