All are invited to attend our first SLHS colloquium of the 2021-22 academic year. Our first speaker is Dr. Charles Ellis, PhD CCC-SLP. Dr. Ellis is an ASHA Fellow and Professor at the University of Florida. Though his population of interest is aphasia, the impact of social determinants of health are relevant to all of the populations that we as SLPs and Audiologists serve!
If you missed it, he was awesome! Check out the recording, below.
Lessons Learned from Aphasia Telepractice: The Impact of Social Determinants of Health and Other Factors
Telepractice approaches have emerged as a foundational approach for offering SLP/A after the onset of COVID-19. However, even when the client and provider are able to align from a technological standpoint, other difficult to measure factors can influence the success or failure of telepractice approaches in similar ways to face-to-face approaches. In this presentation, the presenter will provide an overview of the initiation of a telepractice aphasia research program and the discuss the impact of social determinants of health on the success of the approach and clinical outcomes achieved.
Analysis of Real-World Language Use in a Person With Wernicke’s Aphasia
Louisa has published the first of several studies where we analyze the communication environment in the homes of people with aphasia and those without. In this first study, we looked at changes in the natural language occurring at home before and after a massed practice type treatment with an individual with Wernicke’s aphasia.
NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly sat down with former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden and his wife, Jeanine, to talk about his life with aphasia, a condition which makes it difficult to communicate. Interview is here:
Several students from the aphasia rehab lab have been accepted to present their work virtually this year. These have included the Academy of Aphasia, ASHA, and the upcoming Clinical Aphasiology Conference. We will also be presenting at this year’s UConn Language Fest 2021. Please take a look here:
Aphasia Rehab Lab Posters – 2021
Congratulations to Kaila Cote, ARL alum, on being named 2020 ANCDS Fellow!
Janet Patterson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Chief of the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Service at VA Northern California, speaks with Jen Mozeiko, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, about aphasia, discourse and communication, a project at the intersection of aphasia rehabilitation, adaptation deficits, gaming design, and community connectivity. Listen to the full podcast here.
Thanks to our research assistants Gabby and Joanna who have put together the Spring 2020 Newsletter!
Graduate student Yasheera Guadalupe interviewed one of our aphasia group members and his wife about what it’s like to have aphasia and how things have changed.
One of our outstanding undergraduate lab members, Shivani Padhi, submitted a virtual poster as part of a digital health conference offered by InCHIP at UConn. It’s a one minute video. Click here to view it!
Our grad students have put together this beautiful website with resources that are accessible for people with aphasia. Mindfulness, yoga, arts, and music are all laid out for you. Take a look!