Check out our friends promoting Aphasia Awareness:
And our friend Megan Sutton wrote a post:
Check it out!
Our awesome volunteer, Laurie, made us a great vegetarian chili for our last meeting of the year.
Here is the recipe, along with her alterations:
This is Danyl Beilhartz and Holly Rutherford.
We are second year speech-language pathology students at UBC.
We are now two weeks into our student externship with the Aphasia Mentoring Program and are really excited to learn as much as we can from the members about aphasia and living with aphasia.
We have a few initial questions we would like ask:
- What advice would you give to healthcare professionals for when they explain aphasia to someone for the first time?
- What was the most helpful thing your speech-language pathologist did?
- What would you like people without aphasia to know about living with aphasia?
- During your assessments were you ever asked about your own participation or how you felt about your communication?
- Do you have a favourite app that helps with communication?
- What is it?
- Why do you like this app?
This resource will enable individuals with aphasia and their families to specify the area of language difficulty and be immediately given a list of available relevant treatment software programs. Detailed information is then provided regarding each program, enabling an informed choice to be made. This tool will make the search and selection process quick, simple and objective.
Our wonderful volunteer (and student), Laurie, gave us an excellent presentation on bilingualism and aphasia today. This topic is of particular interest to both Laurie and several of our group members, and we were really looking forward to it.
Laurie did another great job.
She taught us about the types of impairment and recovery currently seen in people who are bilingual and acquire aphasia.
One of our practicum students shared this link with us today – check it out!
Lola gave an excellent presentation on causes of aphasia today.
She made a model of the brain, using Xmas lights.
Light bulbs = neurons
White wire = connection between neurons
Focal or diffuse damage = one light bulb damage or many lights on both sides
Causes of aphasia handout (click here)
And here is a picture of the brain our group liked: http://controlmind.info/human-brain/right-and-left-brain