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Roberta J. Elman

PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Roberta J. Elman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, is President/CEO and Founder of the Aphasia Center of California, an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1996, providing speech-language treatment, clinical research, and training/consultative services. Dr. Elman received her Ph.D. in Speech & Hearing Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has more than 35 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of neurogenic communication disorders. Dr. Elman is an internationally invited speaker, author of numerous professional publications, editor of a book for Plural Publishing entitled Group Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders: The Expert Clinician's Approach, and a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Conversation Groups for People with Aphasia: Rationale & Evidence

Presented by Roberta J. Elman, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Conversation Groups for People with Aphasia: Rationale & Evidence

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This is part one of a two-part series on Conversation Groups for Individuals with Aphasia. Although this course focuses on aphasia groups, the course content is applicable to other populations and groups. Communication is considered to be one of the core areas of deficit for those living with aphasia. We know that enhancing life participation and quality of life are consistent with the World Health Organization framework and ASHA's Scope of Practice for speech-language pathologists. But how can we assist people with aphasia (PWA) to become better communicators and achieve a better quality of life? Part one of this course describes the rationale and scientific evidence for utilizing conversation groups to improve both communication ability and psychosocial functioning for PWA. Videotaped examples from an aphasia conversation group illustrate a variety of group process dynamics and strategies that facilitators can use.

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Conversation Groups for People with Aphasia: Techniques & Application

Presented by Roberta J. Elman, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Conversation Groups for People with Aphasia: Techniques & Application

Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.

This is part two of a two-part series on Conversation Groups for Individuals with Aphasia. Please watch part one before viewing this course. Conversation is considered to be one of the core areas of deficit for those living with aphasia. We know that enhancing life participation and quality of life are consistent with the World Health Organization framework and ASHA's Scope of Practice for speech-language pathologists. But how can we assist individuals with aphasia (PWA) to become better communicators and achieve a better quality of life? The second part of this course, with Dr. Roberta J. Elman, describes clinical techniques that the facilitator can use to improve both communication ability and psychosocial functioning for PWA. Videotaped examples from an aphasia conversation group demonstrate a variety of effective techniques and strategies. Specific suggestions for program implementation, including efficient documentation, developing treatment goals, and navigating funding issues, are shared.

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