Clinical supervisors present "Steps to Success with Technology"
Andrea Atticks and Angela Strauch, clinical supervisors in the the Margaret A. McManus Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic, presented "Steps to Success with Technology" at the Nov. 3, 2010 Baltimore Adult Communication Disorders Interest Group (B.A.C.D.I.G.), held at Loyola's Timonium Graduate Center. They were joined by Denise McCall and Lisa Thornburg, co-directors of the Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE).
The focus of this presentation was to showcase new and innovative technology and software which is currently being used at the Loyola Clinical Centers and SCALE to treat clients with aphasia. This technology is helping to empower clients and their families to live well with aphasia. Some of the technologies highlighted included the Apple iPad and various applications, and Proloquo2go.
Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand others, and most people with aphasia experience difficulty reading and writing. For more information about aphasia, please visit the sites for the National Aphasia Assocation, the Aphasia Hope Foundation, and the Aphasia Corner blog
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