Triangle Aphasia Project Corpus

Maura Silverman

Triangle Aphasia Project

Participants: 19 participants with aphasia
Type of Study: protocol
Location: Durham, NC
Media type: video
DOI: doi:10.21415/NJVA-BW53

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In 2003 Maura Silverman, a Speech/Language Pathologist whose career has spanned the continuum of care for individuals with neurological communication impairments, sought to begin an aphasia-specific program based on a Life Participation Model (LPAA, ASHA 2001). The program would not be center based, rather would reach individuals and their families in their own communities. The program would serve individuals with aphasia, but also answer the needs of the family, friends and the community. Individuals with aphasia, family members, and several healthcare providers got together and launched communication groups across the Triangle area of NC. Interest in this small 501 (c) 3 organization was high and support was expressed generously by donors, rehabilitation programs and Universities in the area.