Virtual Teach-In Agenda

Wednesday, June 24th 
Time (EDT) Speaker 
11am - 11:15am                   


Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Boston University 

11:15am - 12pm

The State of Aphasia: Looking Towards the Future

Dr. Nina Simmons-Mackie, Southeastern Louisiana University 

12pm - 12:15pm

Virtual Groups: How to Welcome Newcomers

Jennie Adessa, Adler Aphasia Center

12:15pm - 12:30pm                        

Practical Tips for Integrating Participants with Primary Progressive Aphasia into an Aphasia Center

Lynn Maher, Houston Aphasia Recovery Center
Jackie Freer, Houston Aphasia Recovery Center 

12:30pm - 1pm

Designing for Users with Aphasia

Dr. Abi Roper, City, University of London

1pm - 1:30pm

Stakeholder Engaged Research in Aphasia: Who, What, Where, When

Dr. Jackie Hinckley, Nova Southeastern University 

1:30pm - 1:45pm 

ACC and Telehealth: Supporting People with Aphasia

Jackie Freer, Houston Aphasia Recovery Center
Dr. Amber Thiessen, University of Houston

1:45pm - 2pm Recognition of the New Tavistock Recipients
2pm - 2:30pm 

Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists: The Purpose of Having an International Network of Aphasia Researchers

Dr. Jytte Isaksen, University of Southern Denmark

2:30pm - 3pm

Involving People with Aphasia as Co-Researchers in Qualitative, Participatory Research

Dr. Ruth McMenamin, National University of Ireland Galway
Dr. Carole Pound, University of Bournemouth

3pm - 3:30pm

What can we learn from the TIDieR Review of Communication Partner Training (CPT) in Aphasia Rehabilitation Research?

Associate Professor Madeline Cruice, City, University of London

3:30pm - 4pm

Towards an asset-based approach to promoting and sustaining well-being for people with aphasia and their families in the long-term: an international exploratory study

Dr. Ciara ShigginsLa Trobe University

4pm - 4:30pm 

Rebuilding Identity and Emotional Journey in Recovery

Debra Meyerson, Stanford University Graduate School of Education & Stroke Forward
Steve Zuckerman, Stroke Forward

4:30pm - 4:45pm 

Researching Social Connectedness in the Era of COVID-19

Laura Kinsey, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

4:45pm - 5:15pm

Making Written Materials Accessible for People with Aphasia

Dr. Sarah Wallace, Duquesne University 

5:15pm - 5:45pm

From the Inside Out: Perspectives on the Benefits of Volunteering for People with Aphasia

Dr. Sharon Antonucci, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute 

5:45pm - 6:15pm

"It Made Me Feel More Hopeful": Feasibility and Usability of a Minimally-Guided Online Program for Partners of People with Aphasia

Dr. Jamie Azios, Lamar University 

6:15pm - 6:45pm

Primary Progressive Aphasia: Shifting the Focus from Subtypes to Participation

Becky Khayum, Northwestern Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease

6:45pm - 7pm

Musical Mondays - Notes for People with Aphasia

Roberta Brooks, Moss Rehabilitation Aphasia Center

7pm - 7:45pm

Some Thoughts on Aphasia Therapy

Dr. Julius Fridriksson, University of South Carolina 

7:45pm - 8pm

Connecting Families Dealing with Aphasia

Carol Dow-Richards, Aphasia Recovery Connection 
Bri Bieger, Lingraphica

8pm - 8:20pm

Overview of the Aphasia CRE Research Agenda and Progress to Date

Dr. Miranda Rose, Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation

8:20pm - 8:40pm

Inclusion of People with Aphasia in Stroke Research Across Disciplines

Dr. Ciara Shiggins, Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation

8:40pm - 9:00pm COVID-19 is Our Opportunity to Reimagine Healthcare Communication

Dr. Marcella Carragher, Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation
Dr. Robyn O'Halloran, Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation
9:00pm - 9:20pm

Tele-CHAT: Translating an ICAP for Telerehabilitation Delivery

Dr. Annie Hill, Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation

9:20pm - 9:40pm

Improving Speech Language Pathologists' Counselling Practice for Supporting Psychological
Wellbeing in People Affected by Post-Stroke

Jas Sekhon, Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation 

9:40pm - 10pm Difficult Conversations in Aphasia: How Can We Break the Silence on Mood and Sexuality/Intimacy?

Emma Power, Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation
Dr. Brooke Ryan, Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation
10pm - 10:15pm

 Aphasia Toasters

Debbie Yones, Voices of Hope for Aphasia 

10:15pm - 10:30pm

 I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing

Dr. Gillian Velmer, Sing Aphasia

10:30pm - 11:15pm

What does LPAA mean to you? 

Dr. Audrey Holland, Adler Aphasia Centre 
Dr. Sarah Wallace, Duquesne University 

11:15pm - 11:30pm 


 11:30pm - 11:45 pm

Bringing LPAA to the Classroom through Simulation - Teaching and Advocacy

Dr. Katie Strong, Central Michigan University

'But I'm gonna be alive a bit more than I was before' Experiences of People with Aphasia Following an Interdisciplinary Songwriting Intervention

Dr. Katie Strong, Central Michigan University 

11:45pm - 11:59pm

Utilizing Interprofessional Partnerships to Build Capacity

Jennifer Brello, Ohio State University 

Thursday, June 25th

Time (EDT)


12am - 12:45am                 

Ban the Flattening Curve

Linda Worrall, The University of Queensland

12:45am - 1:15am                   

Transition to Telepractice for Aphasia Groups: Sharing Lessons Learned from a Student and Supervisor Perspective

Ellen Bernstein-Ellis, Cal State University East Bay

1:15am - 1:45am

Creating a New Cohort on Zoom: Developing & Implementing a Telehealth ICAP in Rapid Response to COVID-19

Dr. Cathy Off, Big Sky Aphasia Program - University of Montana

1:45am - 2:15am

Intergenerational Music and Movement Programming: A Pilot Study with Persons with Aphasia and Children with Stuttering

Dr. Nidhi Mahendra, Spartan Aphasia Research Clinic (SPARC)

2:15am - 2:30am

Cultural Competence and SLPs working with the South Asian Population

Dr. Ambika Bhattacharya, Kean University

2:30am - 2:45am

Screening for Depression and Suicide

Hope Schlesinger, The University of East Anglia

2:45am - 3am

They're Playing Our Song! Songwriting with an Aphasia Choir

Madison Fox, Stanford Health Care

3am - 3:45am

Jacqueline Stark

3:45am - 4am


4am - 4:30am

Exploring Aphasia & Math

Dr. Tami Brancamp, University of Nevada, Reno

4:30am - 4:45am

Changes in Philanthropy

Marge King, InfoRich Group, Inc.

4:45am - 5:15am

How to Stay Connected in a Disconnected World

Kait Moses, University of Michigan Aphasia Program

5:15am - 5:45am

5 Free Tech Features and a New Tablet to Make Life Easier

Joan Green, Innovative Speech Therapy

5:45am - 6:15am

Aphasia Awareness - Go Viral 2024

Dr. Tom Broussard, Stroke Educator, Inc.

6:15am - 7am

Storytelling in Aphasia

Lucy Dipper, City, University of London

7am - 7:15am

Empowering Your Members with Aphasia Through Helping Others, Teaching Experiences, and Community Service

Jodi Morgan, Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center

7:15am - 7:30am

An Introduction to Health Literacy and Road to Resilience

Dr. Linda Carozza, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

7:30am - 7:45am

My Experience on the OTHER Side of the Speech Pathology Table

Laura Morgan, Head Injury Rehabilitation and Referral Services

7:45am - 8am

Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center (BRAC) News: LPAA and Project-Based Intervention

Kayla Fouraker, Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center

8am - 8:03am

Intro to the IARC 2020 Segment and Speakers

8:03am - 8:30am

Optimising Mood and Wellbeing after Post-Stroke Aphasia: Towards Solutions through Aphasia PRevention Intervention and Support in Mental Health (Aphasia PRISM)

Dr. Caroline Baker, La Trobe University

8:30am - 9am

Adjustment with Aphasia after Stroke: A Pilot Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial for Supporting Wellbeing through PEeR-Befriending (SUPERB)

Dr. Katarina Hilari, City, University of London

9am - 9:30am

Towards Speech-Language Therapists' use of Communication Partner Training in the Management of Post-Stroke Aphasia: Current Practices, Key Barriers, and Potential Solutions 

Dr. Marie-Christine Halle, McGill University

9:30am - 10am

Co-designing, Implementing and Evaluating Conversation Partner Training for Health Professionals in Hospitals and Community Services

Dr. Jytte Isaksen, University of Southern Denmark

10am - 10:45am

Aphasia Treatment Decisions and 'Preferences': Let's Talk... 

Dr. Aura Kagan, Aphasia Institute

10:45am - 11am

Wrap Up, Thank You's and What We Learned

Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Boston University