Aphasia Retreat Day: Fillable Volunteer Application + Participant Application Forms

Hi everyone,

Here is the message from Taz about this:


Hi again all!

We now have a pdf version of the participant application form for Aphasia Retreat Day 2017.  Each person with aphasia (pwa) is welcome to invite one friend/family/caregiver (f/f) to attend if they wish.  The cost is $45.00 for each participant (pwa or f/f) and each person attending must complete the form (pwa and f/f).  Please do what you can to encourage your clients with aphasia to come, it is always a very positive experience!  The forms will be posted to the March Of Dimes Canada website as well, but for now here is a fillable volunteer application form (if you prefer this to the Word document sent earlier) and the participant application form in pdf version.

Many thanks for this!


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Aphasia Retreat Day Volunteer Application Form

Hi everyone,

Here is the message from Taz:

Hi All,

Thank-you to all who have shown interest in being a volunteer on September 23, 2017 for the Aphasia Retreat Day at Woodeden Easter Seals Camp.  Please see the volunteer application form attached.  We are asking for the forms to be sent back by July 17th and then we will let you know by the start of August if we have a spot for you!

One of the principles of Aphasia Retreat Days/Camps is to have a ripple effect, whereby awareness and advocacy for all things aphasia related can spread through many communities.  As such, we try to ensure that our volunteers represent a range of professions/disciplines, experience levels, age, gender and come from all walks of life! Of course having SLPs volunteer is always something we look for to help model communicative access, but please feel free to send the brochure (previously distributed) and this volunteer application form to anyone you think might enhance the retreat day and benefit from the exposure to the aphasia community.

Many thanks for your continued support.  We anticipate that the participant application forms will be ready to disseminate next week!



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Aphasia Retreat Day!

Hi Everyone,

Please see below information about this year’s Aphasia Retreat Day being run by Western in partnership with MODC.

Thanks Taz for passing this along 🙂


Registration Form Aphasia KE Day June 2 2017

Aphasia Knowledge Exchange Day- Registration is open!

Registration is now open for the 9th annual Aphasia Knowledge Exchange Day!

Friday, June 2nd, 2017 , 9:00 am-4:00 pm

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph, Linamar Auditorium

100 Westmount Rd, Guelph, Ontario

Please see below for more information and the registration form

Registration Form Aphasia KE Day June 2 2017



Aphasia Rehabilitation & Recovery from Novel Therapy

Hi everyone,

This is an educational event on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 PM

The event is hosted by The Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR) at the University of South Carolina Aphasia Laboratory through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The presenter is Dr. Thomas Broussard, Jr., who is a stroke survivor, a neuroeducator, an author and a public speaker.

This presentation is free but you must register to attend in person or watch online.

For more information, please see the link below.



Thanks Debi for passing this along!

Guide to Stroke Recovery

Here is an awesome resource developed by the Toronto Stroke Networks. Great for clients, caregivers and healthcare professionals





Thanks Deb for passing this along

Google Apps and Extensions for Vision and Literacy Support

Here is a list of apps and tools to support vision and literacy difficulties when reading online



Thanks Debi for passing this along 🙂


Bilingual Communication Cards


The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing has this amazing FREE resource:


The cards are available in 25 different languages. They cover a variety of topics that we might use for communication books.


Thanks Anna Maria for finding this gem 🙂

Baycrest Conference 2017

The Baycrest Speech-Language Pathologists Present: 

Videofluoroscopic and Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing:  Do you see what I see?  

Joseph Murray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-S 

Monday, May 15 & Tuesday, May 16, 2017 

Baycrest – The Jacob Family Theatre at the Posluns Auditorium

3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M6A 2E1

Online registration page: https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x25180909594

Conference details: baycrest-2017-slp-conference-brochure

Moments Matter

An interesting resource created by the folks at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY passed on to us by Cheryl Abrams, the Director of Communications at Crouse Hospital. Thanks so much Cheryl!moments-matter