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On-line - Speaker Series

Thanks to everyone who attended our 9th Speaker Series.  We’ll be posting topics and presenters for our 10th Series soon which kicks off March 2019!

Please refer to each course description for instructional level and CEUs

Course Code:      F8
Course Title:        Promoting success of personal stories in conversation: Some clinical guidelines
Presenter:             Gloria Streit Olness, Ph.D.
Date:                      Originally presented on Monday, December 3rd

(Archive expires December 17th)


Course Description
Interlocutors weave personal stories of many types and lengths into everyday conversation.  This webinar introduces a practical framework for clinicians to assess and promote the pragmatic functionality of personal stories embedded in conversation by narrators with aphasia. Behavioral, criterion-referenced observation in natural contexts guides subsequent design of intervention.

Meet the Presenter
Gloria Streit Olness is Associate Professor at the University of North Texas.  She engages in basic and clinically applied research and teaching in neurolinguistics and rehabilitation, with special focus on discourse-based communicative profiles of individuals who have aphasia.  Olness collaborates to advance evidence-based intervention, support, and advocacy for people with aphasia.

Financial: Gloria Streit Olness is Associate Professor at the University of North Texas and receives a salary. She will receive an honorarium from the Aphasia Institute for this webinar presentation.
Non-Financial: Gloria Streit Olness is an affiliate of AphasiaAccess (North America) and the Aphasia Collaborative (North-central Texas.)

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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 ).

Click here to go to the module.



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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Two-day and three-day core training workshops

Half-day and full-day workshops

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

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Your Life: Looking Back, Moving Forward Workshop for Recreationists & Activationists
Tuesday November 27, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm (includes two breaks + lunch break)

$340.00 (Includes the Your Life Tool Kit)
$240.00 – For participants who already own the Your Life Tool Kit. (You will be required to bring your Tool Kit with you)

Course Description
This one day workshop will provide Recreationists and Activationists with the knowledge and skills to work with clients with communication challenges to co-construct their own personal narratives/stories – their past, present and future. You will learn how to use the Your Life Tool Kit to carry out a successful client-telling program.

Your Life Tool Kit Workshop for Activationists&Recreationists_November2018docx

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