The National Aphasia Association was proud to sponsor the Innovator Award at the recent leadership summit of Aphasia Access, one of our partner organizations. This award recognizes the work of an Aphasia Access member who has considered the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia from a novel perspective, addressing the diverse needs of individuals with aphasia, their families, and the community.
Barbara and Steve Kessler, members of the NAA Board of Directors, presented the award to Jodi Morgan, CCC-SLP, the manager of the Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center in Jacksonville, FL.
Jodi was the driving force behind the creation of this aphasia center of excellence. Her passion and her energy make this a premiere program helping people successfully live with aphasia.
Jodi’s commitment to the world of aphasia exemplifies the NAA’s vision of a society in which all people with aphasia and their families, regardless of individual differences, have access to the resources that enhance their potential for an acceptable quality of life.
Jodi’s incredible work at the center as well as her leadership at Aphasia Access sets an example for all treatment programs across the U.S., and she serves as a role model for young clinicians who will carry her passion into the future.
The NAA is honored to have Jodi Morgan as the recipient of the award which carries our sponsorship and our commitment to individuals with aphasia and their families.