2021 Leadership Summit

The fourth Aphasia Access Leadership Summit will be held virtually the 1st week of April 2021 gathering professionals in the trenches of helping people with aphasia navigate life. There will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous content Monday through Thursday, plus synchronous content on Friday and Saturday morning. There will be opportunities to interact with presenters in real time and asynchronously, using discussion boards.

Attendees are people who are charged with making environments more communication accessible, running hospital-, community- and university-based programs for people with aphasia, creating innovative products, teaching the next generation, and/or working on research. Through the summit theme, Uniting for action: Learning from one another, attendees are invited to engage in meaningful conversations about how we can provide optimal services for those affected by aphasia.

Program Committee Chairs

Gayle DeDe, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – Temple University
Jerry K. Hoepner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Schedule

*subject to change

Monday – Thursday (April 5th – April 8th), Afternoon Talks

Monday
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST: Healthcare disparities for people with aphasia in the era of covid-19

  • Speaker: Charles Ellis

Tuesday
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST: Panel on tele-practice for people with aphasia

  • Panel: Charles Ellis, Tom Sather, Judy Walker, and Trish Hambridge

Wednesday
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST: Eva Park and Jane Marshall

Thursday

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST: Accepted submission talks
  • 5:00 PM: BYOB Cocktail hour – Gathertown

Friday Schedule (April 9th), 9:00 AM CST – 5:00 PM CST

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Welcome

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: Informal Conversations

  • Gathertown

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Unpacking Aphasia Groups: A Panel Conversation in Two Parts – Part One

  • Panel: Maura Silverman, Rochelle Schneider-Cohen, Jerry Kaplan, and Esther Kim

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Body break: Yoga and the LPAA

  • Led By: Amy Dietz

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Unpacking Aphasia Groups: A Panel Conversation in Two Parts – Part Two

  • Panel: Maura Silverman, Rochelle Schneider-Cohen, Jerry Kaplan, and Esther Kim

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: TBD

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch and informal connection time

  • Gathertown

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM: Brag and Steal

2:50 PM – 3:30 PM: Brain Break: Games for people with aphasia

  • Led By: Will Evans

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Poster Session

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Awards

 

Saturday Schedule (April 10th), 9:00 AM CST – 12:30 PM CST

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Therapeutic Alliance

  • Led By: Karen Sage

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM – Break

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM: Collaborative goal setting for people with aphasia

  • Katarina Haley

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM: Break

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM: Brag and Steal

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Wrap up & good-byes