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KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

ON-LINE – SPEAKER SERIES

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.

 

FALL/WINTER SPEAKER SERIES

Aphasia Institute short
Please refer to each course description for instructional level and CEUs.

Course Code:      F5/G5
Course Title:        Optimizing Mental Health and Well-Being in Aphasia
Presenter:             Caroline Baker, Ph.D.
Date/Time:           ARCHIVE: September 22 – October 6 
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Professional area)

 

Webinar Description
This webinar provided an overview of the stepped psychological care framework to manage common mood problems in aphasia post-stroke (e.g., depression, anxiety).  SLP roles within this ‘stepped’ interdisciplinary approach, screening and assessment, and interventions to prevent and treat mood problems were explored. A new research to deliver psychological therapies through a program called Aphasia PRevention Intervention and Support in Mental Health (PRISM) was presented.

Meet the Presenter
Dr Caroline Baker is a speech language pathologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation, La Trobe University, Australia.  Her research focus on communication disability and psychological care after stroke extends upon her PhD awarded by The University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Science (Behavioural), Monash University. Caroline holds an honorary research and clinical position at Monash Health, Australia.

Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Caroline Baker is employed at La Trobe University as a postdoctoral researcher and at Monash Heath, Australia as a clinician. She receives a research grant from Speech Pathology Australia. She will receive an honorarium for this webinar presentation.

Non-Financial: Dr. Caroline Baker is a certified speech language pathologist and member of Speech Pathology Australia. She is a supporter of Aphasia Victoria and the Australian Aphasia Association.

Course Content Disclosure:
This presentation will focus on the stepped psychological care framework and Aphasia PRevention Intervention and Support in Mental Health (PRISM) program.

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Course Code:      F6/G6
Course Title:        Revealing Ourselves Through Story and Song
Presenter:            Katie Strong, Ph.D.
Date/Time:           LIVE: Monday, October 26: 12-1pmEDT/ARCHIVE: October 27 – November 10
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Professional area)


Webinar Description

Join us for a journey exploring the power of story in supporting persons with aphasia in navigating who they are and will be. Literature linking identity and story will be reviewed. Evidence-based methods used to co-construct life stories with persons with aphasia, the My Story Project and an interdisciplinary songwriting project, will be shared. The course will close with co-constructed songs.

Meet the Presenter.
Dr. Katie Strong is an Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University. She leads the Strong Story Lab which explores supporting people with aphasia in rebuilding their identity through story. Dr. Strong is a Tavistock Distinguished Aphasia Scholar.

Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Katie Strong is employed as an associate professor at Central Michigan University. She is the Owner of Strong Speech Consulting, Inc. She will receive an honorarium for this webinar presentation.
Non-Financial: Dr. Katie Strong has no non-financial relationships to disclose

Course Content Disclosure:
This presentation will focus on the My Story Project and an interdisciplinary song writing project

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Course Code:       F7/G7
Course Title:        Making Recreational Spaces More Aphasia-Friendly: An LPAA-Based Approach
Presenter:             Brent Archer, Ph.D.
Date/Time:           LIVE: Monday, November 16: 12-1pmEST/ARCHIVE: November 17 – December 1
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Professional area)


Webinar Description

The Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) encourages clinicians to think about the role they can play in making all aspects of community life, including recreational activities, more accessible to people with aphasia.  This webinar will review a recent program designed to increase recreational opportunities at an art museum in the Mid-Western United States. The talk will offer practical ideas related to setting up, conducting and assessing programs of this sort.

Meet the Presenter.
Dr. Brent Archer became a speech-language pathologist in South Africa. In 2016, he obtained his PhD from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Communication Disorders and Sciences at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Brent’s research interests include aphasiology and bilingualism in clinical populations. He is a Tavistock Aphasia Distinguished Scholar.

Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Brent Archer is employed as an assistant professor at Bowling Green State University. He will receive an honorarium for this webinar presentation
Non-Financial: Dr. Brent Archer has no non-financial relationships to disclose

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Course Code:   F8/G8
Course Title:     Applying Conversation Analysis and the Better Conversations Approach to PPA
Presenter:         Suzanne Beeke, Ph.D.
Date/Time:        LIVE: Monday, December 7: 12-1pmEST/ARCHIVE: December 8 – December 22
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Professional area)

 

Webinar Description
This webinar provides an overview of the application of Conversation Analysis to the conversations of people with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) and their communication partners, and the Better Conversations approach to communication partner training. Participants will develop an understanding of how PPA affects everyday conversations, and acquire techniques to decrease conversation barriers for individuals with PPA.

Meet the Presenter.
Dr Suzanne Beeke is a speech and language therapist and associate professor at University College London, UK. She researches communication disability in adults with post-stroke aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and dementia, and the impact of these conditions on everyday conversations with family and friends. She is lead author of Better Conversations with Aphasia.

Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Suzanne Beeke is employed at University College London, UK where she receives a salary and Knowledge and Innovation grant. She will receive an honorarium for this webinar presentation.
Non-Financial: Dr. Suzanne Beeke is lead author of Better Conversations with Aphasia, a free continuing professional development online resource with associated intervention program (https://extendstore.ucl.ac.uk)

Course Content Disclosure:
This presentation will focus on the Better Conversations approach to communication partner training

FEES

Bundle (4-part series) – Extended until 25 September
$100 – $140
*CAD
BUNDLE –  Register

GROUP Bundle (4-part series) – Extended until 25 September
A: Up to 12 Participants – $200CAD
B: Up to 30 Participants – $300CAD
GROUP BUNDLE –  Register

GROUP REGISTRATION INFORMATION including how to collect ASHA CEUs

Individual (per webinar)
$40 – $50*CAD

ARCHIVE CAROLINE BAKER  –  Register KATIE STRONG  –  Register BRENT ARCHER  –  Register SUZANNE BEEKE  –  Register

*To collect ASHA CEUs.

Pay by VISA or MASTERCARD
Your registration will be confirmed by email

We’d love you to join us live but if you have a scheduling conflict, no problem!
You will receive a link to the recorded presentation after each live webinar. The link will expire two (2) weeks after each webinar.

Questions?: training@aphasia.ca