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Using Assistive Technology to support People with Aphasia: A webinar series

Using Assistive Technology to support People with Aphasia

A webinar series

presented by Associate Professor at Duquesne University

Sarah Wallace

Pre-event online discussion:
Tuesday 8 – Tuesday 15 September
Participants are encouraged to post questions  on the ATANZ Facebook page.

Webinar dates:
12-1.30pm Tuesday 15 September &
12-1.30pm Tuesday 29 September 2020

Zoom: A link will be emailed after registration
Online discussion: Sarah will be available in between the webinars to answer questions about her presentation on the ATANZ Facebook page.

$40   People who use AAC, their whanau and SLT/OT students
$90   ATANZ members  (login before registering)
$140 Non-ATANZ members
$500 Group registration (max 15 people)
Registrations close Monday 7 September 2020

About this webinar
Session 1: Introduction
This presentation will focus primarily on the inclusion of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies in comprehension intervention programs for people with aphasia and people with traumatic brain injury. Low and high technology strategies will be covered, with integration of recent research findings. AAC will be considered as broadly defined to include supports for comprehension and expression.

Session 2: Advanced
This presentation will focus primarily on aphasia friendly technology for reading (high tech and no tech), compensatory strategies, modifying health materials. This is new information and research since Sarah last presented in NZ in 2017.

Who can attend?
People with aphasia or acquired AAC needs, family/whanau who support someone with Aphasia, Speech-language therapists, therapy assistants, residential care providers and managers, doctors, nurses, caregivers and anyone
interested in the topic are invited to attend this webinar series.

About Sarah Wallace                
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Sarah E. Wallace PhD, CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Adult Language and Cognition clinic in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Wallace also directs the Communication and Cognition Lab. Dr. Wallace is a certified speech-language pathologist with clinical experience providing services to individuals with acquired communication disorders.
Dr. Wallace conducts clinical research aimed at improving the quality of life for individuals with communication impairments following traumatic brain injury and aphasia.

Find out more about Sarah’s work here:


Event Properties

Event Date 08-09-2020
Event End Date 28-08-2020
Registration Start Date 18-08-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 6
Cut off date 07-09-2020
Individual Price Please select when you register
Fixed group price NZD500.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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