From Clinics to Kitchen Tables: Personalizing Aphasia Care
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific
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Event Description
Genevieve Richardson, founder and chief visionary of LIFE Speech Pathology® in Austin,Texas, has nearly 30 years of experience in adult neurological rehabilitation, with a 10-year focus on chronic aphasia treatment via telepractice. At LIFE Aphasia Academy®, she leads in providing comprehensive coaching, educational, and support services for families affected by aphasia, as well as those facing communication challenges in Parkinson's and Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). LIFE Speech Pathology® is a telepractice leader, providing specialized speech therapy across twelve states. The practice excels in aphasia, chronic aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, cognitive-communication disorders, Parkinson's, and PPA, offering everything from initial treatment to ongoing support. Genevieve  hosts the "Listen for LIFE Aphasia" podcast, a valuable resource for inspiration, support, and information for those with communication challenges and their families. This initiative highlights her commitment to managing diverse communication disorders. Dedicated to making a lasting impact, Genevieve focuses on mentoring graduate speech-language pathologists and supporting families affected by aphasia, Parkinson's, and PPA. She invites everyone to join the journey towards improved communication and communication inclusion at

Financial Disclosures:  MSCC honorarium,  Life Speech Pathology & LIFE Aphasia Academy - owner, salary, intellectual property rights. Listen for LIFE Aphasia Podcast – owner, salary, intellectual property rights. Clinical Supervisor at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio Communication Sciences and Disorders Department – employed as a contractor,  Keys for SLPs Podcast Guest, Speech Therapy PD – speaking fee      
Non-Financial Disclosures:  none
Facilitator Kim Gully, MS, CCC-SLP, CCM, CBIST
Financial Disclosures:  none
Non-Financial Disclosures:  President of MSCC, Founder and Leader of New Start Support Group for TBI Survivors
Target Audience:  Medical Speech-language pathologists
Course Description: This presentation is for speech-language pathologists seeking to enhance their approach to aphasia care by extending it beyond the
clinical setting and into the daily lives of their clients. It delves into the vital role of family, friends, and community in treating aphasia, emphasizing the importance of creating a
supportive network that transcends the traditional therapy environment. Participants will learn practical strategies to engage individuals with aphasia and their broader support system. This includes family members, friends, and community resources to foster a more inclusive and empowering treatment process. The course will provide practical tools and insights to educate and integrate these networks, enhancing the effectiveness of therapy and supporting the client's reintegration into social and daily activities.This presentation offers a nuanced perspective on aphasia care through a blend of theoretical knowledge, evidence-based practices, and real-life case studies, such as the complex scenario of Beverly, a client with unique cognitive and psychological needs. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the multifaceted nature of aphasia and how to tailor therapy to address the cognitive, communicative, and psychosocial dimensions of their client's lives.This presentation is more than just a lecture; it's an invitation to explore the 'art' of aphasia therapy, recognizing that effective treatment often happens in the everyday moments at kitchen tables, in living rooms, and within the community. Participants
will leave with a richer understanding of creating a holistic, inclusive approach toaphasia care that genuinely resonates with the lives of those they serve.
Upon Completion of this course, participants will:
1. Understand the techniques to actively involve family and support networks in aphasia treatment.
2. Learn the importance of incorporating community resources and external support systems to enrich the therapy experience.
3. Acquire methods to educate and empower caregivers and community members, facilitating a supportive environment for individuals with

9:00 - 9:15            Introduction
9:15 - 9:45            Understanding the Role of Family and Community
9:45  -10:30          Strategies for Involving Family and Community
10:30 - 11:15        Practical Workshop 
11:15 - 11:45        Implementing Strategies in Diverse Settings
11:45 - 12:00        Questions & Answers 
In order to receive credit for this course participants must complete the following requirements:
  • attend entire course
    • sign in on time and stay for the entire course
    • partial credits not allowed
  • complete program evaluation
    • must be completed within 7 days of completion of course
    • certificate of completion will be awarded upon receipt
Special Requests
We encourage participation by all individuals.  If you have a disability or other special requests (dietary, visual, hearing, physical, etc.), please indicate your request in the designated section included in registration process. We will do our best to accommodate you, please allow a minimum of 14 days notice to allow us time to process your request.   
Refund Policy
Refund requests must be submitted in writing via email. Requests made more than 10 business days prior to course date will be subject to an administration fee of $15 of the registration fee if an additional cost is associated with the course.  Membership fees will not be refunded if member is not able to attend conferences that are included with annual fee.  Refund requests made less than 10 business days prior to any course that requires an additional fee for the course are subject to a $25 administrative fee.  This is to cover the costs associated with the course that have already been accrued based on preregistration.  No refunds for non-attendance will be issued on the day of, or after, the conference.
Cancellation Policy
If MSCC cancels a course that requires an additional registration fee, all members who have prepaid for the course will be refunded the registration fee in the form of the original payment within 30 business days of the cancellation of the course.   MSCC membership fee will not be refunded.
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Content Disclosures The content of this course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area above.
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