Communication Health Assistant
Time & Length of Session
Supported Conversation for Adults With Aphasia (SCA™): Methods, Practice, Applications
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Authors: Elyse Shumway, M.A. reg. CASLPO, Aphasia Institute. Toronto, ON; Robbyn Draimin, M.Sc. reg. CASLPO, Aphasia Institute, Toronto, ON; Aura Kagan, PhD, reg. CASLPO, Aphasia Institute, Toronto, ON; Rochelle Cohen-Schneider, M.Ed. reg. CASLPO, Aphasia Institute, Toronto, ON.
This interactive seminar will provide the rationale and conceptual framework for Supported Conversation for Adults With Aphasia (SCA™). We will describe methods, resources and related measurement tools, and illustrate them with video clips. Applications will focus on the use of SCA methods and resources for patient education about aphasia and other health-care topics, to increase practitioner-patient knowledge transfer. Participants will be led to practice evidence-based methods of SCA through interactive activities and feedback, drawing on a set of research-based measures: the conversation partner’s Measure of Skill in Supporting Conversation (MSC), and the person with aphasia’s Measure of Participation in Conversation (MPC).