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Knowledge Exchange




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.



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



Course Code:       F7/G7
Course Title:        Making Recreational Spaces More Aphasia-Friendly: An LPAA-Based Approach
Presenter:             Brent Archer, Ph.D.
Date/Time:           ARCHIVE: November 17 – December 1 (Originally presented November 16)
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 recreational programs.

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.


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



Course Code:   F8/G8
Course Title:     Applying Conversation Analysis and the Better Conversations Approach to Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)
Presenter:         Suzanne Beeke, Ph.D.
Date/Time:        LIVE: Monday, December 7: 12-1pmET/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.

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 (

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


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

Group (12 -30 participants per webinar)
$70 – $100CAD
(+$10CAD/participant to collect ASHA CEUs)
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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.