How to Build Your Own Home Program
The National Aphasia Association and Integrative Reconnective Aphasia Therapy will be hosting How to Build Your own Home Program, an online group that meets twice a month. Our first session starts June 2nd, 2022 at 4:30pm EST (1:30pm PST).
In this online group, Brooke Lang, M.A., CCC-SLP and Emily Boss, M.S., CCC-SLP of Integrative Reconnective Aphasia Therapy will share and discuss a variety of ways to build a home practice program using fun and innovative activities that can be a good supplement to speech and language therapy. These activities can be done independently or with a care partner. We will also incorporate tips for utilizing technology to assist with home practice.
This group will meet twice each month on Thursdays from 4:30pm EST (1:30pm PST) to 5:30pm EST.
Registration is now closed. Please email [email protected] with any questions or comments.
June 2nd, 2022 at 4:30pm EST (1:30pm PST)
June 16th, 2022 at 4:30pm EST (1:30pm PST)
Meet Your Hosts:
Brooke Lang, M.A., CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist working in the Pittsburgh area, specializing in the area of Aphasia and Apraxia Treatment. She began her career working at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, serving as a lead clinician in their unique intensive aphasia program (PIRATE). She was also a part time research assistant at the VA, working under some of the most well-known Aphasia research professionals and Aphasiologists in the field of speech pathology. She started her own telepractice company in March 2019, providing online speech and language services to individuals with Aphasia and Apraxia. She has also served as an adjunct professor for the Aphasia course at Duquesne University, and has provided several in-services to medical facilities and professionals. Finally, Brooke Lang has written two books, “After Aphasia: A guide to rebuilding your communication after a stroke,” and “Working Outside the Workbook,” which she wrote in conjunction with Emily Defrancesco, M.A., CCC-SLP.
Emily Boss, M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist specializing in the area of Aphasia and Apraxia treatment. Prior to joining Integrative Reconnective Aphasia Therapy, she worked at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, primarily treating participants enrolled in a variety of clinical trials examining intensive Aphasia and Apraxia treatments. Additionally, she worked closely with their PIRATE team and provided Aphasia rehabilitation services within the context of the intensive program. In 2020, Emily had the opportunity to join Integrative Reconnective Aphasia Therapy and work under Brooke Lang, M.A. CCC-SLP. During her time there she has focused on Aphasia and Apraxia treatment, creating resources for the Aphasia community, as well as writing a book with Brooke Lang, “Working Outside the Workbook.”
Integrative Reconnective Aphasia Therapy provides online speech and language services to individuals with Aphasia and Apraxia. Our treatment is affordable, innovative, and tailored to the individual challenges and goals of each of our patients. Each program is customized and designed to target the underlying language and cognitive deficits, while incorporating the personal interests and goals of our patients. We have both non-intensive and intensive treatment options. We also offer a variety of FREE resources for persons with aphasia (PWA), caregivers, and speech language pathologists (SLPs), providing innovate resources by collaborating with PWA and caregivers, developing unique and valuable references from their experiences and perspectives. We offer FREE webinars provided by our experts that aim to address common questions, misconceptions, etc. relating to Aphasia and Apraxia. Finally, we offer consultative services for caregivers or SLPs that are designed to focus specifically on applying our treatment activities for home practice. We address questions about activities, guide them on suggestions for providing feedback, and give tips on cueing the individual with Aphasia, ensuring they continue to be challenged but without becoming too frustrated. We really want to be a valuable resource and service for the Aphasia community, and help to educate others and advocate for those living with Aphasia.
For more information on Integrative Reconnective Aphasia Therapy, please visit www.iraphasiatherapy.com