Events and Conferences

Speaking Out! Sixth National Aphasia Association Conference

June 19, 2008 - June 21, 2008

The Conference will be taking place at the Kimmel Center for University Life at New York University. Located at 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Program (click here)

Keynote Speakers
  • Audrey Holland, PhD, University of Arizona Regents Professor Emerita, NAA Advisory Council
  • Ruth Codier-Resch, PhD, Person living well with aphasia, NAA Advisory Council
  • John Liechty, MSW, Person living well with aphasis, NAA Advisory Council
  • Thomas Cole, PhD, McGovern Center University of Texas – Houston Medical School

Invited Speakers

  • Paul Rao, PhD, National Rehabilitation Hospital, NAA Board Member
  • Joan Peters, Esq. Consultant, NAA
  • Pélagie M. Beeson, PhD, University of Arizona
  • Maria L. Muñoz, PhD, Texas Christian University
  • Susan Watt, MHSc, The Aphasia Institute
  • Linda Carozza, PhD, St. John's University, NAA Advisory Council
  • Anna Barrett, MD, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, NAA Board Member
  • Lynn Maher, PhD, University of Houston
  • Edna Babbitt, MEd, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Maura English Silverman, MS, Triangle Aphasia Project at WakeMed Rehab (TAP), NAA Advisory Council
  • Jeanne H. Fisher, MS, Louisiana State University
  • Christina Wieneke, Northwestern University
  • Darlene Williamson, MA, The STROKE COMEBACK CENTER, NAA Advisory Council
  • Winston Lindsley, person living well with aphasia
  • Paul West, person living well with aphasia
  • Diane Ackerman, cosurvivor living well with aphasia

Discussion Points Include

  • Pre-Conference Professional Day: Wellness counseling for adults with aphasia and their families
  • Keynote Speakers: Living Well with Aphasia; Through the Eyes of an Aphasic
  • Facilitating conversations with people with aphasia
  • Incorporating art into life and work for individuals with aphasia
  • Treatment approaches and Aphasia programs
  • Aphasia Advocacy
  • Networking and sharing of experiences
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Additional points of interest
    • Exhibition of artwork by individuals with aphasia
    • Professional Vendors and Exhibitors
    • Media room
    • Friday June 20, 2008 Evening Banquet with entertainment
For More Information, please contact one of the following:

Office of Special Programs at New York University. (212) 992-9380.

Sharon M. Antonucci, Ph.D. CCC-SLP. Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. (212)-992-9445,

Ellayne Ganzfried, M.S. CCC-SLP, Executive Director, National Aphasia Association, (212) 267-2814,

Sponsored by: The National Aphasia Association and The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at NYU Steinhardt