SAC Webinar: Communication Health Assistants and Group Programs for People with Aphasia

Joanne Winckel, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO
February 5 2020
Communication Health Assistants
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Registration deadline is February 5, 2020 – 11:30 a.m. (ET)

February 5, 2020 – 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)

Time Zone Time
Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


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*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates


Cancellation Policy: Because we have limited spaces available for participants, if you are unable to attend the webinar you registered for, please contact Bev Cooper at as soon as possible.


Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, Speech and Hearing Assistants, Students

This session pertains to: Adults (18-64) & Seniors (65+)

Level: Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)


Communication health assistants can be an invaluable asset in group programs for people with aphasia. This presentation will discuss the roles of communication health assistants as well as practical, everyday tips in various aphasia group settings. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify the models of service delivery for aphasia groups and the associated roles of communication health assistants.
  2. Understand how communication health assistants can contribute to the creation of an aphasia-adapted environment.
  3. Identify opportunities for continuing professional and clinical skills development.

This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).

Presenter Biography

Joanne Winckel, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO

Joanne Winckel is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and the director of education and collaborative networks at the Aphasia Centre of Ottawa. She has extensive experience in facilitating aphasia groups, providing hands-on training in communication support for people with aphasia and supervising communication health assistants.

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