Annual Just ASK Aphasia Conference 2023
Topic: MENTAL HEALTH & HOPE
Saturday, June 3, 2023: Things You should Know about
Mental Health and Aphasia
Saturday, June 10, 2023: What's the Connection
Mental Health and Your Brain
Saturday, June 17, 2023: The Other Voice of Aphasia
Caring for the "Care-Partners"
Saturday, June 24, 2023: Identity Theft Re-discovering
Ourselves After Stroke
Communication Rescue Services- Bridging the Communication Gap
A Team of Two- Hilary Sample an SLP has teamed up with a physician Steven Richman to help bridge the patient to provider communication gap. A gap that negatively impacts the healthcare quality for people with Aphasia and other communication disorders.
The Mission: With the Medical Concerns APP,
Communication Rescue Services' mission was to create a tool that will bridge this patient-provider communication gap.
We want to improve healthcare equality by reducing the impact of suboptimal communication training.
Effective Communication is key in adhering to the "Patients' Bill of Rights" as well as meeting Joint Commission Standards.
Check out the video's of the APP HERE
Donald Cunnigen, Ph.D.
Donald (Doc) Cunnigen Ph.D
Pre-stroke and Covid - 19
PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY, B.A., A.M., M.A., Ph..D.
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
W. E. B. DuBois Postdoctoral Fellow
Pew Minority Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Afro-American Studies
Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, President
Association of Black Sociologists, President
TRYING TO GET BETTER: A STROKE SURVIVOR’S STORY
After being told by a Mississippi doctor: “He’ll be a vegetable for the rest of his life.” Doc, went on to establish an Aphasia choir, he regularly participates in case studies, research programs as well as working on improving his speech and breathing. Some of these accomplishments are listed below.
APHASIA CLEFS NEUROLOGIC MUSIC THERAPY CHOIR/CLEFS SINGNG CLUB, Co-founder/Member
CONTRIBUTOR OF A CASE STUDY about tips for student clinicians based on personal encounters for an upcoming edited volume by a Boston University Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE online in Understanding and Dismantling Privilege (submitted before my 2014 stroke; published 2017)
Down the Rabbit Hole,” a chapter published in edited volume, What To Expect and How To Respond submitted before 2014 stroke; published 2016
CO-EDITED, Race in the Age of Obama, Volume 2 (also submitted before my 2014 stroke; published 2015)