Reducing Communication Barriers for the Person with Aphasia and their Communication Partners. 


Course Level: Beginner 


Program Description: 

This course introduces the principles and techniques of Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia. The learner will understand the importance of training communication partners with these evidence- based techniques to enhance their communicative interactions with a person with aphasia. The learner will also identify opportunities to reduce communication barriers in the healthcare and community settings.



Presenter(s): Luisa Esquivel M.S., CCC-SLP and Jacqueline Alvarado M.S., CCC-SLP 


Ms. Luisa Esquivel and Jacqueline Alvarado are the founders of the El Paso Aphasia Connection Center, a non- profit whose mission is to provide people with aphasia and their caregivers living in the greater El Paso/ Las Cruces/ Juarez area the education, resources, advocacy, and support to re-integrate into the community following their acquired language disorder through participation in group communication programs and individual intensive speech therapy. 

Luisa is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist working in Seattle Washington at Aubin Aphasia Speech and Language Center. She began her career as a speech-language pathologist working in an inpatient rehabilitation setting providing services to the stroke and brain injury population. 

Jacqueline Alvarado has been a speech-language pathologist in the acute and inpatient setting for the past 11 years. In 2019 she attended the Aphasia Institute in Toronto, Canada where learned the concepts of Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia and was inspired to bring these evidence- based techniques to the Borderland community.



 Learning Objectives: 

1.) The participant will recognize the goals of SCA for healthcare workers. 

2.) The participant will identify the principles of SCA (Acknowledge and Reveal Competence). 

3.) The participant will list the techniques used to Acknowledge and Reveal Competence. 

4.) The participant will recognize and understand how to create aphasia- friendly material. 

5.) The participant will identify settings where implementation of SCA techniques may be beneficial for the person with aphasia.



Non member: $50

Member: $35 with discount code: JulyMemberPerks2021

Student: $15 with discount code: JulyStudentPerks2021


No refunds or exchanges.

No partial credit. Must attend ENTIRE course for CEU credits. 

Reducing Communication Barriers: Aphasia