Today, I’m talking with Dr. Deborah Hersh about a case study she wrote about in Aphasiology in March of 2018. She has published and presented extensively in the areas of discharge from aphasia therapy, professional client relationships, aphasia groups, rehabilitation goal setting, aphasia assessment and acquired communication disorder in Aboriginal Australians following stroke and brain injury.
This episode features Dr. Joanne Patterson, a clinical academic speech & language therapist who has over 25 years of clinical experience in the UK. In this interview, we discuss her research article, titled, “Feasibility and acceptability of combining cognitive behavioural therapy techniques with swallowing therapy in head and neck cancer dysphagia,” which was published in BMC Cancer in January of 2018.
Dr. Jacqueline Laures-Gore is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Georgia State University. Her research areas include aphasia, stress, integrative health, and depression. In this episode, Dr. Laures-Gore discusses her current research in the area of depression and stress in people with aphasia and the various assessments SLPs have at their disposal.
Claire Mitchell (MRCSLT, BSc (Hons), MPhil, PhD), Research fellow for NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research, and Care (CLAHRC) Greater Manchester and Senior Clinical Lecturer has worked in England's National Health Service (NHS) for 20 years. In this episode, we hear more about her interesting work on a technology-based, patient-centered therapy approach that holds promise for SLP dysarthria treatments: ReaDYSpeech!