Ontario is on its way to leading patient-centred stroke and aphasia care!
People with aphasia know more than they can say. At the Aphasia Institute, we help healthcare professionals like you help people with aphasia to find ways to communicate and participate in healthcare decisions and treatment. With Aphasia Awareness Month upon us, now is an ideal time to provide you with new FREE tools & resources that can make all the difference in breaking through fear and isolation, so they are able to make sense of their lives again.
Thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Health, internationally recognized tools & training will be FREE in Ontario and beyond until March 2022.
Free for Health Care Providers in Ontario
If you are a health care provider in Ontario, you are eligible to order and sign-up for the below trainings and tools for FREE.
If you are a health care provider, but not from Ontario, please see resources here.
Virtual Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™) Core Training
($888 value) In this two day workshop, learn the theory of SCA™ and have the opportunity to practice the techniques through role-playing and with a group of people with Aphasia. Then learn how to apply the principles of SCA™ in your own work setting.
Talking About Series
($150 value) “Talking About: The Complete Series” (originally the “Working Together: The Complete Series”) combines all 21 pictographic resources from our “Talking About” series. This pictographic resource is designed to facilitate a conversational partnership between health care practitioners and people with aphasia.
The Aphasia Institute is providing free consultation services for you, your patients with aphasia and families related to reducing language barriers and living successfully with aphasia . Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to continue the conversation.
Also Available – Free Internationally
YES/NO Card & Effective Use of Pictographs
Use the yes/no/question/wrong track page to verify the topic of conversation and information being shared through conversational interaction. Pictographic resources developed by the Aphasia Institute will be most effective when supported with techniques that are part of the Supported Conversation (SCA™) method.
Introduction to SCA™ eLearning
Short self-paced online course “Introduction to Supported Conversation for Adults (SCA)”. This course is a prerequisite for Aphasia Institute workshops and is hosted on the Aphasia Institute Community Hub – an online platform that enables Health Care Professionals to register for professional training and join webinars.
This course is hosted on the Aphasia Institute Community Hub – where you can access additional resources and webinars.
Communicative Access Measures for Stroke (CAMS)
Online quality improvement tool for your workplace that can help evaluate the degree to which it is communicatively accessible for people with stroke and aphasia.
These resources are available for free thanks to generous funding by the Ontario Ministry of Health.
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Let’s start the conversation
We encourage you to take advantage of these tools, resources, and training courses and apply them to your practice or implement them in your organization. Join us in helping people with aphasia and their families navigate their health care and their lives, one conversation at a time.
For any enquiries about these free tools and resources, contact email@example.com.