Students

Our group focuses largely on educating students about living and communicating with aphasia.

A student takes notes during group conversation to aid communication

A student takes notes during group conversation to aid communication

The following different students take part, or have taken part, in our group:

  • First year students from the Master’s of Speech-Language Pathology Program, who observe the group, take notes, and write assignments based on their experience
  • Final year students from the Master’s of Speech-Language Pathology Program, who take a more involved role in the group, co-leading book groups, assisting with planning and feedback of presentations, etc.
  • Final year students from the Master’s of Speech-Language Pathology Program, who participate in 2-3 month long practicums. This involved taking a more involved, longer term role in the group, working on small projects with group members, practicing clinical skills, leading group activities, giving language disorder presentations to the group, etc.
  • First year students from the Master’s of Audiology students who attend panel presentations explaining what it is to live and communicate with aphasia
  • Interdisciplinary health care students (from occupational therapy, nursing, physiotherapy, dentistry, pharmacy, midwifery, …) who attend our panel presentations on living and communicating with aphasia
  • An exchange Speech-Language Pathology student from Germany, who took detailed minutes for our group and participated in research in Barbara Purves’ Acquired Language Disorders Lab