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Media and Presentations

September 2022

KU hearing and speech faculty member Marion Leaman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, was invited to write a guest blog for U.S. Vote Foundation. Her post is one of several written to raise awareness of the needs of voters with various disabilities at the polls while bringing attention to National Disability Voting Rights Week. Titled "Aphasia and Voting: Accommodation Requires Communications Ramps," is has since been shared widely on social media and is now receiving attention by a much larger audience beyond groups specifically interested in aphasia advocacy.

October 2021

Hearing and speech faculty member Marion Leaman, Ph.D., was invited by Aphasia Access to be a speaker on a panel of aphasia experts for a special online event held yesterday. Titled "The Art and Science of Conversation Therapy in Aphasia."

July 2021

Marion Leaman appeared as a special guest on Aphasia Access Conversations, "Promoting Conversation and Positive Communication Culture: In Conversation with Marion Leaman" (episode 73).

In this episode:

  • Learn how experience of social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic can help speech-language pathologists personalize their communication partner training in SNF settings.
  • Hear about individual and system changes that can contribute to creating a more positive communication culture in SNF settings.
  • Learn how conversation can be a viable and important clinical goal across the continuum of aphasia severity.
  • Hear about the search for clinical tools to help speech-language pathologists reliably and meaningfully measure conversation.

Full episode.

March 2021

KU Department of Hearing and Speech faculty member Marion Leaman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, participated in an online lecture/webinar on March 23, 2021, for the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association's Special Interest Group 2 for Neurogenic Communication Disorders. Titled "Creating Rich Communicative Environments for Aphasia Intervention," she discussed a novel approach to aphasia intervention based on interactional research.

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