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An online series distinguished by its focus on aphasia and real-life participation. The webinars provide an opportunity for practicing clinicians to hear from a prestigious group of international aphasia researchers.

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Please refer to each course description for instructional level and ASHA CEUs


Course Title:        Sense of Place: Novel interventions for aphasia focusing on the role of place
Course Code:       G7 – ARCHIVE
Presenter:            Tom Sather, Ph.D.
Date:                     Nov. 12 – 25
This webinar is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Various level; Professional area)

Course Description
This webinar will focus on the concept of place and identity, drawing from research using the geography technique of ‘walking interview’ as well as using Google Maps in therapy and/or conversation groups. The concept of ‘Flow’ (optimal balance of skill and challenge) will be presented as a potential measure of engagement. Place-based resources and communication activities will be reviewed.

Meet the Presenter
Tom is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and staff member at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire. He teaches and works clinically in the areas of adult neurogenics, aphasia, and medical speech-language pathology. He is a board member of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group, The Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp and Aphasia Access.


Financial: Tom Sather is a salaried employee of University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire. Tom will receive an honorarium for this presentation.

Non-Financial:  Tom Sather sits on the Board of Aphasia Access, Chippewa Valley Aphasia Network, Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp and the Wisconsin Hearing and Speech Board



Course Title:        Working on Storytelling in Aphasia – what are the goals?
Course Code:       F8 – LIVE/G8 – ARCHIVE 
Presenter:             Lucy Dipper, Ph.D.
Date/Time:            LIVE: Monday, December 2: 12-1pmEST/ ARCHIVE: Dec. 3 to 16
This webinar is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Various level; Professional area)

Course Description
Key stakeholders in the remediation of aphasia have identified addressing discourse as important, and storytelling is one of the main everyday forms of discourse. This webinar provides an update on Linguistic Underpinnings of Narrative in Aphasia (LUNA), a storytelling intervention being developed in the U.K. in collaboration with clinicians and people living with aphasia, beginning with their goals in mind.

Meet the Presenter
Lucy Dipper is a Clinical Linguist at City, University of London. Her research focuses on the best ways to assess and remediate language in aphasia; in particular, the kinds of language needed for communication in everyday life, including personal storytelling. Lucy’s research projects explore the range of ways people communicate ideas, including the production of verbs, sentences, gesture, and discourse.


Financial: Lucy Dipper is a salaried employee of City, University of London and receives a grant from The Stroke Association, UK. Lucy will receive an honorarium for this webinar presentation.

Non-Financial:  Lucy Dipper has no non-financial relationships to disclose

$40.00CAD or $50.00CAD to receive ASHA CEUs

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