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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Presentation Update

Aphasia Solutions Network - Presentation Update
The Big Ten Questions we address during our workshops:
•What is aphasia, really?
•Why do 1.25 million residents of Canada and the USA continue to suffer chronic aphasia?
•How can we make every treatment activity truly therapeutic?
•What does evidence-based practice for aphasia look like?
•What are some key elements helping to alleviate the effects of depression with aphasia?
•Is there a difference between aphasia rehabilitation and aphasia recovery?
•Can traditional didactic treatment ever be effective for aphasia recovery?
•What is the cost-benefit ratio for intensive aphasia treatment?
•What is the best way to use groups?

And the most important question we address to is
•Can worksheets grow dendrites?
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Our workshop titled, Who's Doing the Thinking; Who's Doing the Talking? , in Windsor Canada on 5/13/10 is being organized by Helga Schollenberger and will be held at the University of Windsor.  Please contact Helga at 519-973-4411x3370 or for information or to register.  This full day workshop will cover topics including: innovative aphasia treatment; effective and affordable software; a visual definition of aphasia;effective use of groups; peer coaching and tutoring; evidence-based aphasia treatment; techniques to improve cognitive underpinnings; ways to minimize imitation and external cueing in treatment in order to facilitate the client's independent conversational skills; as well as numerous unique treatment techniques and activities. Workshop activities include: proven applications of aphasia telerehab and real-time video conferencing treatment demonstrations and Q&A with Aphasia Solutions Network clients and groups. 

Please visit for information about the OH and MD conventions.

I want to thank the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing-Association for inviting me to present this week.  I commend convention co-chairs Margaret Cain-Miracle, Rebecca S. Goss and their staff for a wonderfully organized and executed conference.  I had the opportunity to attend a session on improving aphasia testing given by Dr. Robert Marshall.  We have all benefited from Dr. Marshall's significant contributions to aphasia rehabilitation.  We added several new members to the Aphasia Solutions Network during the convention. 

Upcoming presentations and workshops for Bill Connors:

Pittsburgh Area Brain Injury Alliance, March 1, 2010,  7:00pm-9:00pm est, Pittsburgh, PA USA

Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing-Association Convention, March 13, 2010, 8:45 am-12:00 pm est, Columbus, OH USA

Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing-Association Convention, March 26, 2010, 9:0 am-3:00 pm est, Towson, MD USA

Aphasia Consumer Workshop,April 17, 2010, 9:00 am -- 12:00 am est, ASN home office, Pittsburgh, PA USA

Windsor Essex County Communication Link, May 13, 2010, 8:30 am- 4:15pm est, Windsor, Ontario USA

To discuss offering a workshop in your locale, contact Bill Connors at 724.494.2534 or .
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