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Course Description

This course identified teletherapy best practices and advanced teletherapy techniques, such as technologies which allow virtual access to the AAC device. Topics included conducting an AAC device trial virtually, rationale for why tele-therapy is beneficial for persons with aphasia, and how to identify patient-centered goals based on LPAA.

Course Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

      • Describe the benefits and best practices of teletherapy
      • Identify patient centered goals that are meaningful to the patient based on LPAA
      • Identify tech and learning tools that are effective in teletherapy

Meet the Presenters

Brianne A. Bieger, SLPD, CCC-SLP, ATP

Dr. Brianne Bieger joined Lingraphica in 2011 and is the Customer Experience and Engagement Manager. She has dedicated most of her career working with families living with aphasia and AAC. Brianne has been providing speech and language services via tele-practice since 2015. 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. Brianne received her B.A. and M.A from Hofstra University and her clinical doctorate in speech (SLPD) from Nova Southeastern University.

Relevant Financial Relationships: Receives salary for employment as Customer Experience and Engagement Manager at Lingraphica; Receives compensation as a contracted speech-language pathologist for TalkPath Live.  

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.


Chelsea Zimmerman, MS, CCC-SLP

Chelsea joined Lingraphica in 2020. With 5 years of experience in speech-language pathology, Chelsea has worked with infants to geriatrics in Early Intervention, outpatient centers, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and most influential the acute hospital setting. She has been doing teletherapy since she began her career in 2015. In addition, she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Health Profession Teaching and Technology from The University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed an accelerated master of science program in Speech-Language Pathology at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 2015.

Relevant Financial Relationships: Receives salary for employment as a Clinical Consultant at Lingraphica

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.


Kelly Cantrell, M.S., CCC-SLP 

Kelly joined Lingraphica in 2018. Her prior experience lies in Acute Care, SNF, and Home Health where she treated patients with Cognitive, Voice, and Swallowing deficits.  She specializes in Neurological Disorders, TBI, and Head and Neck CA.  Kelly holds a B.S. in Psychology from Oregon State University and a M.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Western Oregon University.  Kelly also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence.

Relevant Financial Relationships: Receives salary for employment as a Clinical Consultant at Lingraphica 

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.


Sara Baar, M.A., CCC-SLP

Sarah Baar is a speech-language pathologist in Grand Rapids, MI. She’s had the opportunity to work in many settings across the continuum including acute care, acute rehab, home & community, and outpatient therapy. In 2016, she started the Honeycomb Speech Therapy website as a way to promote person-centered and functional therapy ideas and materials for adult rehab. Most recently, she launched the Activity Studio as a way to share and promote use of participation-focused speech therapy materials. She loves to share practical tips that the everyday SLP can implement for a functional therapy approach.

Relevant Financial Relationships: Owner of Honeycomb Speech Therapy LLC and the Activity Studio, which sells therapy materials for profit; Owner of private practice; Adjunct faculty / clinical instructor; MedBridge Affiliate 

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: Chapter author in “Neurogenic Communication Disorders and the Life Participation Approach”

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