Clinical Approaches and Practices for the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia
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First, Katie Strong and Barbara Shadden provide an overview of the relationship
between narrative, identity, and social co-construction for persons with aphasia and
narrative treatment approaches for identity renegotiation. Second, Jamie Azios and Jack
Damico relate the Lifetime Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) and issues in longterm
care (LTC) along with practice recommendations for implementing LPAA in LTC.
Third, Jerry Hoepner and Tom Sather examine the potential approaches for teaching
and mentoring students in LPAA. Fourth, Rochelle Cohen-Schneider, Melodie Chan,
Denise McCall, Allison Tedesco, and Ann Abramson explore balancing relationshipcentered
care and professionalism. Finally, Sarah Wallace, Elena Donoso Brown, Anna
Saylor, Erica Lapp, and Joanna Eskander describe aphasia-friendly modifications for
occupational therapy assessments and home programs.
will be able to:
- identify methods for incorporating narrative practices in treatment to support
identity reconstruction in persons with aphasia
- describe what treatment is most appropriate for addressing barriers in the
communication and language environment
- list four pedagogical strategies to support implementing LPAA in an academic
and/or clinical curriculum
- describe the centrality of the therapeutic relationship in the clinical encounter with
clients living with aphasia
- list three situations in which the speech-language pathologist can collaborate
with professionals from other disciplines to create aphasia-friendly materials