School of Health and Human Services

Let’s Talk Again

A communication program for stroke survivors with aphasia

“Let¹s Talk Again” is a communication program for stroke survivors with aphasia.   Both group and individual therapy are offered.  The group is led by CSD graduate students under the supervision of G.N. Rangamani, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor, and Jodel Page, M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinical Instructor.  Students have opportunities to learn individual and group therapy principles and procedures in aphasia, methods of assessment, and therapy techniques.  Students also have opportunities to conduct research and present at local and national conventions.

The group provides increased communication opportunities in a naturalistic context.  Members participate in language stimulation activities, try new communication techniques and learn compensatory strategies that focus on enhancing their ability to participate in conversation and other communicative contexts of daily living. Participants develop a sense of belonging and have an opportunity to network with other stroke survivors.


Student Research Presentations

Daun, R. and Rangamani, G.N. (2005). The Effects of Script Training for People with Chronic Aphasia.  Poster session presented at the annual national
convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association in San Diego, California.

Rangamani, G. N., Bistodeau, J., Johnson, K., Mymryk, K., and Lofton, C. (2006). The effects of CART in chronic stroke-survivors with Broca’s Aphasia. Poster
presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Miami, FL.

Schultz, B. and Rangamani, G.N. (2005). Caregiver Training and its Effects on Script Learning. Poster presentation at the Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s spring
convention in April, Minneapolis, MN.


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