One Rehabilitation Service Workshop

Aphasia Rehabilitation Best Practice Statements

Presented By: Dr Emma Power, University of Sydney, Lecturer

Registration closes on 1st August 2016

Workshop Topics

A dynamic, interactive workshop designed to provide an update on best practice in aphasia rehabilitation with a focus on implementation of evidence into clinical practice. Session one will provide a background on knowledge translation and processes that might influence implementation of evidence into practice. Session two will explore the developmental and content of the newly published Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway and the Best Practice statements that populate it. Session three will combine learning from session 1 and 2 as participants work in small groups, through a guided workbook to evaluate their current implementation of best practice and develop plans for implementation of evidence / statements relevant to their case loads, into clinical practice.

Presented By Dr Emma Power, University of Sydney, Lecturer

Dr Power is a speech pathologist and researcher in neurogenic cognitive-communication disorders and Knowledge Translation / evidence-based practice (EBP). She completed her degree at the University of Sydney in 1996 and was awarded first class honours and the University Medal for her thesis in pantomime skills in acquired brain injury. Dr Power's PhD (2006) was funded by an NHMRC Dora Lush Biomedical scholarship and examined verbal and nonverbal cognitive-communication skills in people with aphasia and dementia. Emma produced a standardised assessment of pantomime skills following neurological damage that is being utilised by international research labs and has been translated into Japanese.

Following her PhD, Emma managed a multi-centre clinical trial into communication partner training for people with severe brain injury with Professors Togher, McDonald and Tate. With the team, she produced quantitative and qualitative publications demonstrating the efficacy of partner training, an empirically validated training manual for clinicians as well as website/video resources for health consumers showing families how to communicate with people with TBI. Dr Power is a member of the NHMRC CCRE in Aphasia Rehabilitation and now is a lecturer in the discipline of speech pathology. Her curriculum renewal for neurogenic language disorders has received highly positive feedback from students and clinicians. She is also continuing to research cognitive-communication disorders and barriers and facilitators to EBP implementation.

Date, time & location

Friday 5th August at 9:00am - 4:30pm. Mount Osmond Golf Club, 60 Mt Osmond Rd, Mt Osmond (10 minutes from the CBD)

Registration & Price

The cost of the workshop is $390 and registration closes on August 1st 2016. You can register by filling out the contact form below. Payment is made securing through PayPal. For more information & any further details or altermative payment methods, contact

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