Download the full-sized PDF of The Brain Care Center’s Workbook for Individuals with Aphasia - Take Home Practice for Speech and LanguageDownload the full-sized PDF



Permanent link (DOI):


Export to: EndNote  |  Zotero  |  Mendeley


This file is in the following communities:

Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of


This file is in the following collections:

Speech Pathology and Audiology

The Brain Care Center’s Workbook for Individuals with Aphasia - Take Home Practice for Speech and Language University of Alberta


Author or creator
Blair, Olivia
Horricks, Desirae
Nowik, Andrea
Smith, Alaina
Additional contributors
Paslawski, Teresa
Hopper, Tammy
left hemisphere stroke
Speech & Language Workbook
Brain Care Centre (BCC)
take home
Type of item
This paper outlines the process involved in the development of a speech and language focused workbook that was created in collaboration with the Brain Care Center, in Edmonton, Alberta. ‘A Workbook for Individuals with Aphasia – Take Home Practice for Speech and Language’ was created to support and encourage communication for individuals with speech and language needs resulting from left hemisphere stroke, who have acquired a language impairment called aphasia. After an initial consultation with the Brain Care Center, a literature search was completed to identify the rationale for inclusion of each of the four main sections of the workbook: word finding, reading, writing, and cognition. Another literature search was also completed to find effective therapy techniques for each of the aforementioned areas of language. These evidence-based techniques formed the basis of the activities that were designed to be implemented by a layperson in a home setting. This paper also contains the evidence and rationale for the inclusion of additional sections of the workbook regarding socialization strategies, an educational sheet about aphasia, a wallet size information card, and community resources available within the Edmonton region for individuals with aphasia. The resource workbook was designed for home practice with a caregiver to allow individuals with aphasia opportunities to build skills for reintegration into the community and improvement of daily living skills, thereby increasing the individuals’ quality of life. The evidence-based activity and resource workbook was presented to the Brain Care Center through an in-service in October, 2011.
Date created
License information
Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 Unported

Citation for previous publication

Link to related item

File Details

Date Uploaded
Date Modified
Audit Status
Audits have not yet been run on this file.
File format: pdf (Portable Document Format)
Mime type: application/pdf
File size: 630821
Last modified: 2015:10:12 17:25:35-06:00
Filename: SPA 900 Project Blair, Horricks, Nowik & Smith.pdf
Original checksum: f1ca159c8b1661f7268ad2b5c1d489b3
Well formed: true
Valid: true
File author: AICT LABS
Page count: 36
File language: en-US
Activity of users you follow
User Activity Date