LPAA and Tavistock Awards

Special Announcement:
The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Awards 2020
 
The names of the 2020 recipients of The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Awards
were due to be announced in May.
Due to the current global situation, and the cancellation of various Conferences,
the announcement will be delyaed until later in the year, date to be confirmed.
Watch this space for updates.

Awards are given to exceptional leaders for the breadth of their contributions to aphasia care, implementation of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA), and/or communication access in health care or community services. 

Audrey Holland Award

The Audrey Holland Award is the organization’s highest recognition award, acknowledging distinguished contribution to the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia. 

Honorees:

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 the work of an Aphasia Access member who has considered the LPAA from a novel and diverse perspective and addressed challenges in a creative and innovative manner. 

Honorees:

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. 

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Award

In 2018, the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia announced of The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar in the United States of America. This annual award recognizes scholarly excellence in all or some of the following areas:

  • Research and publications dedicated to improving life with aphasia 
    • Mentoring of research students on topics associated with quality of life, life participation, conversation or similar topics related to life with aphasia
    • Training of future clinicians to address quality of life with aphasia
    • Working to improve external grant funding that addresses the needs of people living with aphasia.
2019 Honorees:

Dr. Sharon Antonucci (MossRehab Aphasia Center / Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute)

Dr. Jamie Azios (Lamar University)

Dr. Katie Strong (Central Michigan University)

Dr. Sarah E. Wallace (Duquesne University)

These awards aim to foster and encourage pioneering research and clinical projects that strive to make a difference in the lives of people living with aphasia, their families and caregivers. Professionals who hold a terminal degree and are considered “early career” aphasia researchers in the USA are eligible. Early career is defined as up to 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 will include a (one-time) US $1,000 monetary prize, a certificate and a Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar badge.

Important Dates:

Applications to be submitted by February 15 each year.
Announcements of Awards will be made in late May of each year. 

A Note About the Application:

The application must be completed in one sitting. To see the items required, you can click below to open the application in a new window.