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Join us at the 2017 ASHA Convention!

If you are a speech-language pathologist who will be attending the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convention in Los Angeles (Nov 9-11, 2017), we hope you will join us at Dr. Elman’s seminars — they are inspired by our work at the ACC!

Public Speaking & Aphasia: The 360-Degree Impact of a Young Stroke Survivor & Citizen Expert

Presenters: Roberta J. Elman, Nidhi Mahendra, Ellen Bernstein-Ellis & Drew Sperling
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: CC/403B (Lvl 2)
Three expert SLPs, from a university aphasia program, a university classroom setting, and a community-based aphasia program, will discuss the value of supporting a person with aphasia’s (PwA) life participation goal of becoming a motivational speaker. Impact will be discussed from multiple perspectives including promoting aphasia awareness, providing first-hand classroom experience, and contributing to positive identity of the PwA. The final panelist, a young stroke survivor and citizen expert, will share experiences and insights.

Essential Elements of Aphasia Intervention: Four Practical Evidence–Based Treatments Appropriate Across Clinical Settings

Presenter: Roberta J. Elman
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Marriott/Platinum D
This seminar will discuss C.A.P.E., a checklist that includes four evidence-¬based aphasia interventions that are effective and applicable in acute hospital, SNF, home health, and rehabilitative settings, especially when duration and frequency of treatment are limited. Specific clinical approaches and ideas will be shared in this seminar. Both new and experienced SLPs, as well as educators, will be able to integrate this approach immediately into their own clinical practice or university classroom.

Recent Trends in Aphasia Management: From Bedside to Community

Presenters: Roberta J. Elman, Leora Cherney & Nina Simmons-Mackie
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: CC/515A (Lvl 2)
This session is developed by, and presenters invited by, Language Disorders in Adults. This session discusses the latest trends in aphasia management, including treatments that are evidence-based and appropriate in hospital, SNF, home health, rehabilitation, and/or community settings. Research and clinical updates on novel approaches and recent aphasia advocacy efforts are shared. Practical issues related to treatment intensity and the importance of the life participation approach are addressed. Time is reserved for audience questions and discussion with panel members.