Zoom Presentation: Stroke and Aphasia


During the regular Stroke Support Association meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM, we are pleased to have a guest presentation.

Stroke and Aphasia: Tips for Communication

Robin Roope, the Clinical Speech Therapy Lead at Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center, will cover the following topics:

  • Strategies to enhance communication with a person with aphasia
  • Techniques for the caregiver or family member to utilize as a communication partner
  • Activities aimed at continuing language stimulation
  • Question and Answer Period

To receive a ZOOM invitation to this presentation, please send your first name and email address to info@strokesupportassoc.org. (Regular members are already on the list.) You will receive the invitation on March 15.

Caregivers and family members are welcome to attend.

What is Aphasia?

presentation on stroke and aphasia

According to the American Stroke Association, “Aphasia is a language disorder that impairs the ability to communicate. It’s most often caused by stroke-related injuries to areas of the brain that control speech and language.” There are several types of aphasia, but in general a person with aphasia may experience one or more of the following, per the Mayo Clinic: “Speak in short or incomplete sentences; speak in sentences that don’t make sense; substitute one word for another or one sound for another; speak unrecognizable words; not understand other people’s conversation; write sentences that don’t make sense.”

About the Speaker:
Robin Roope, MA CCC-SLP, is the Clinical Speech Therapy Lead at Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center. She received her BA in Linguistics and Psychology from UCLA and an MA in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton. For the past 19 years, she has been working as a speech language pathologist. She primarily works in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility assessing and treating patients who are survivors of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other medical conditions. She also has experience working with patients in the acute medical setting.

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