Dr. Walker joins panel at the 2021 Aphasia Access Leadership Summit to discuss telepractice for people with aphasia.

The fourth Aphasia Access Leadership Summit was held virtually the 1st week of April 2021 gathering professionals in the trenches of helping people with aphasia navigate life. There was a combination of synchronous and asynchronous content Monday through Thursday, plus synchronous content on Friday and Saturday morning. There were opportunities to interact with presenters in real time and asynchronously, using discussion boards.

2020 provided many of us with a crash course in telepractice, but many SLPs were already providing remote services. This panel discussed lessons learned about telerehabilitation including what did and did not work, how to optimize telerehabilitation for people with aphasia in individual and group settings, and how this experience will influence LPAA service delivery moving forward. The panel included new and veteran users of telerehabilitation, as well as people with aphasia who participated in individual and group telerehabilitation.


  • Charles Ellis Jr., ASHA Fellow; East Carolina University
  • Tom Sather, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
  • Judy Walker, University of Maine
  • Trish Hambridge, Voices of Hope for Aphasia
  • Angelique Cauthorn, Aphasia Resource Collaboration Hub