This is the fifth webinar in a series of educational events as part of a project supported by funding from the National HSCP Office, submitted by IASLT, AOTI and ISCP jointly, facilitated by IASLT Community of Practice, Supporting Emotions with Aphasia (SEA). The overall project includes webinars and discipline-specific training with the aim of developing an inclusive and interdisciplinary community of practice to provide professional support and to explore ideas for “Supporting Emotions with Aphasia” in clinical practice.
Having attended webinars, participants will be able to:
We are joined by:
Aphasia Institute, Toronto Canada, Interdisciplinary Team
We are joined by Allison Tedesco (Social Worker) and Lee-Ann Kant (Speech-Language Pathologist), who will present on their collaborative, integrated approach to clinical working and supporting emotions, psychosocial wellbeing and life participation for people with aphasia.
Larry Masterson is an Aphasia and Stroke Thriver Activist from Donegal. In 2016 he founded the countywide peer-led stroke support group called Different Strokes for Different Folks. Larry has experienced how stroke impinges on brain function, he discovered that it has a dramatic impact on self-image and that it can impact negatively on self-esteem. Re-entry for the stroke survivor to the wider community from rehab involves discovering a new sense of self, wonderment and hope.
These are among some of the reasons Different Strokes for Different Folks was formed. It provided a social network were life experiences and challenges were shared. From this meeting up on a regular basis the group discovered the Arts and Health process. Through the medium of film, performance and dance, individuals could tell their story, celebrate their lives and continue Thriving.
In 2021, Larry Co-founded an Arts and Health organisation called Yellow Wood Arts. This is now a place where anyone with a lived or learned experience of Art, Stroke or Brain Trauma could gather and create high quality, meaningful Art Interventions.
Larry will talk about his lived experience of stroke and aphasia, the importance of creative outlets and reflect on what he has found helpful in supporting his emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
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