This is Part 5 of the five-part series, Five Fresh Perspectives on Applying LPAA Principles to Treatment for Neurogenic Communication Disorders. This course will provide an overview of the role of the environment as it relates to communication and participation among individuals with aphasia. The World Health Organization – International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO-ICF) framework and the Life Participant Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) framework will be utilized to discuss barriers and facilitators to participatory environments, and characteristics of environments that foster authentic participation and genuine communication opportunities.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least five components of the environment as addressed by the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO-ICF).
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least three barriers and three facilitators to a participation-rich environment among individuals with aphasia.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least three concrete strategies for aphasia rehabilitation that enhance the environment in order to support communication and participation among individuals with aphasia.
|5-10 Minutes||WHO-ICF overview|
|10-20 Minutes||What people with aphasia report relating to the environment|
|20-30 Minutes||Characteristics of environments that support communication and participation|
|30-40 Minutes||The role of the environment within the LPAA|
|40-55 Minutes||Creating and enhancing environments across the spectrum from inpatient to community aphasia services that support communication and participation|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Thomas Sather, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Tom Sather is an assistant professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and a speech-language pathologist on staff at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire. He teaches and works clinically in the areas of adult neurogenics, acute care speech-language pathology service delivery, aphasia, motor speech and dysphagia. He received his PhD at Western Michigan University in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program, and studied flow experiences among individuals with aphasia for his dissertation. He is currently serving on the Wisconsin Hearing and Speech Board. Tom has been a staff member of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group since 1998, and currently serves on their board of directors. He has been a staff member of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp since its inception in 2004. He and his colleagues have presented at the state and national level regarding aphasia groups and aphasia camps, as well as management of the chronic nature of aphasia at the community level.
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