LPAA and Tavistock Awards

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Awards 2021


The Trustees of The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Awards in the United States of America:
  

Dr Brielle Stark, Indiana University Bloomington
Dr Marion Leaman, University of Kansas Medical Center
Dr Tyson Harmon, Brigham Young University
Dr Natalie Douglas, Central Michigan University

These awards are given in recognition of academic excellence in all, or some, of the following areas: 

  • Research and Publications dedicated to improving life with aphasia, and/or
  • Mentoring of research students to conduct research associated with quality of life, life participation,conversation or similar topics related to life with aphasia, and/or
  • Training of future clinicians to address quality of life with aphasia and/or
  • Working to improve external grant funding that addresses the needs of people living with aphasia. 

The aim of these awards is to foster and encourage pioneering research and clinical projects that aim to make a difference to the lives of people living with aphasia, their families and caregivers. 


About the Award
 

Who is Eligible:  

Professionals who hold a terminal degree and are considered “early career” aphasia researchers in the USA are eligible.  Early career is defined as approximately 8-10 years post Ph.D (excluding any period of career break such as family care or health leave). 

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar award includes a (one-time) US $1,000 monetary award, a certificate and a Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar badge. 
 

An Announcement will be made later in 2021 as to dates for applications in 2022.

 

Past Winners

2020: Dr. Brent Archer, Dr. Will Evans, Dr. Jennifer Mozeiko, Dr. Jessica Richardson
2019: Dr. Sarah E. Wallace, Dr. Jamie Azios, Dr. Katie Strong, Dr. Sharon Antonucci 

Audrey Holland Award

The Audrey Holland Award of Aphasia Access recognizes an Aphasia Access member in good standing for their distinguished contribution to the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA).

Audrey Holland has throughout her illustrious career – as a professor, mentor, researcher, clinician – saw the impact the LPAA had on the overall health and long-term rehabilitation of people with aphasia and their families. Audrey was instrumental in developing Aphasia Access as an organization. As a founding member of Aphasia Access in 2014, she understood the importance of establishing an organization of committed LPAA professionals to share resources, provide training and education to those in the healthcare field, and advocate for this method of treatment to other speech-language pathologists and allied healthcare professionals.

The award may be presented to an individual whose exemplary contributions have been made in a single area or multiple areas of achievement within the LPAA. This individual may be a speech-language pathologist or other professional who  works with individuals with aphasia and their families. This award recognizes an LPAA professional that has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in areas including:

 

  • Clinical service
  • Counseling and supportive programming
  • Service design and development
  • Education and training
  • Research
  • Advocacy, collaboration and outreach
  • Leadership and mentoring

 

Nominations for the Holland Award are due no later than Wednesday, February 22nd. Those nominated will be informed of their nomination shortly thereafter and will be requested to submit a CV, brief highlights of their career (in a 1-page form) and one reference within 5 days of notification. Announcement regarding a recipient will be made by Mid-March. The recipient will be expected to participate in the 2021 Leadership Summit (April 5-10) where the award will be presented during a plenary session.

 

Individuals are encouraged to nominate those that they believe embody the spirit of the award. Self-nominations are welcome as well.

To Nominate:

 

Please submit information and/or documentation that supports how the candidate embodies the spirit of the Holland Award, as described above.

 

Elements that must be included with all submissions:

 

  • Letter of nomination (or self-nomination), not to exceed 2 single-spaced pages.
  • Nominee’s contact information
  • Optional: Additional materials that support the nominee’s contributions

Submissions:

All nominations should be sent to Todd Von Deak, Aphasia Access Executive Director at  tvondeak@AphasiaAccess.org.

Honorees:

2021: Dr. Jackie Hinckley (Nova Southeastern University) and Dr. Barbara Shadden (University of Arkansas) 
2019: Dr. Roberta Elman
 (Aphasia Center of California)
2017: Dr. Aura Kagan and Dr. Nina Simmons-Mackie (Aphasia Institute and Southeastern Louisiana University)
2015 Dr. Audrey Holland for whom the award is named (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ)

Winner(s) are announced at the Aphasia Access Leadership Summit held in March in odd numbered years.
The application process will be announced approximately 4 months in advance.

Innovator Award

The Aphasia Access Innovator Award recognizes an Aphasia Access member in good standing whose exceptionally creative ideas have significantly impacted the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) framework of service delivery.

The Innovator Award was developed as a means to recognize the incredible work of service providers who have considered LPAA development from a novel perspective and have addressed challenges in an inclusive, equitable, and creative manner. Their propensity to question existing assumptions and beliefs have allowed new programs to be created that exemplify the treatment framework and take into consideration the supporting evidence and outcomes. Further, the individual should be known to address the diverse needs of individuals with aphasia, their families and the community with a practical, task-oriented mindset considering alternative funding streams, resource allocation and pragmatic solutions to program challenges.

The award may be presented to an individual whose contributions have been made in a single area or multiple areas of achievement within the LPAA. This individual may be a speech-language pathologist or other professional that works within the field. Accomplishments in the following areas are considered for this award:

  • Clinical service
  • Counseling and supportive programming
  • Education and training
  • Program development
  • Research
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership and mentoring

Nominations for the Innovator Award are due no later than Wednesday, February 24th. An announcement regarding a recipient will be made by Mid-March. The recipient will be expected to participate in the 2021 Leadership Summit (April 5-10) where the award will be presented during a plenary session.

Individuals are encouraged to nominate those that they believe embody the spirit of the award. Self-nominations are welcome as well.

To Nominate:

Please submit information and/or documentation that supports the nominee’s contributions to the innovative service, idea development, and implementation of LPAA.

Elements that must be included with all nomination submissions:

  • Letter of nomination (or self-nomination), not to exceed 2 single-spaced pages. Must include identification of ideas/programs/services/systems that have challenged the status quo and have the potential for great impact on the scope of LPAA
  • Nominee’s contact information
  • Optional: Additional materials that support the nominee’s contributions to the LPAA

Submissions:

All nominations should be sent to Todd Von Deak, Aphasia Access Executive Director at tvondeak@AphasiaAccess.org.

Honorees:

2021: Jodi Morgan (Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center)
2019: Ellen Bernstein-Ellis
 (California State University at East Bay) and Jerome Kaplan (Boston University)
2017: Maura Silverman (Triangle Aphasia Project, Cary, NC)

Winner(s) are announced at the Aphasia Access Leadership Summit held in March in odd numbered years.
The application process will be announced approximately 4 months in advance.