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Course Description

This course provided information about how to optimize long-term success for clients with aphasia, by identifying and training communication partners, so that they can continue the work, once direct speech therapy ends. The course offered practical examples of identifying communication partners, demonstrating in-session training techniques, and recommending tools for continued home practice.

Meet the Presenter

Brianne Bieger, CCC-SLP-D/ATP  

Brianne Bieger is a RENSA certified Assistive Technology Professional and is formally trained in the methods of Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA). She has been an active volunteer for the non-profit organization Aphasia Recovery Connection (ARC) since 2014, and a member of their Advisory Board since 2019. 

Course Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

            • Identify current trends in the literature which discuss the value of communication partner training in the rehabilitation of people with aphasia
            • Develop communication partner training skills to maximize outcomes and client progress
            • Define the strengths and weaknesses in the communication behaviors of clients and their partner(s) to offer techniques in promoting successful communication exchanges.

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