Upcoming Programs

The Art and Science of Conversation Therapy in Aphasia

Thursday, September 30th – 12 PM ET

Join us for a conversation…about conversation. We have four expert panelists well-versed in the use of conversation therapy in aphasia. This interactive panel discussion will cover conversational intervention and application topics including: practical applications to embedding and implementing conversation therapy in your aphasia sessions and groups; conversation therapy groups in outpatient clinic settings; and using collaborative referencing in conversation therapy.

This public town hall is open to everyone.

Moderated by Tom Sather, PhD/CCC-SLP
Vice President, Aphasia Access
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire


Meet our panelists

Suzanne Beeke

Associate Professor, University College London
Better Conversations with Aphasia

Marion Leaman

Assistant Professor and Director of All-CAN-Converse Lab, University of Kansas

Jodi Morgan

Manager, Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, Jacksonville University

Suma Devanga

Assistant Professor & Director of the Neurogenic Communication Intervention (NCI) lab, Western Michigan University

Fall Virtual Brag and Steal: Innovative Ways to Support Storytelling & Sharing Stories
Tuesday, November 9th – 2 PM ET

AphasiaAccess is excited to continue our Virtual Brag & Steal series! For this Virtual Brag & Steal, we invite you to share the innovative ways that you support your clients and aphasia group members with storytelling and sharing their stories.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, October 13 in our online submission portal.


Distinguished Speakers Series – Barbara Shadden

Monday, October 25th at 4 PM ET

Barbara Shadden was one of the first in the field of communication sciences and disorders to address communication disorders in aging, discourse in healthy aging and neurologically impaired individuals, social approaches to aphasia, and the impact of aphasia on care partners. Her work has influenced the assessment and treatment of people with aphasia, has explored how aphasia affects identity, and has illuminated the importance of communication for individuals with terminal illnesses.

Members only!




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Distinguished Speaker Series – Linda Worrall

Monday, November 15th at 7 PM ET