S2 Ep. 14 Neurogenic Communication Disorders: What Are They and What Can We Do About Them? With Dr. Laura Murray
In this episode, I interview Dr. Laura Murray, director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western University, where she also serves as a professor and researcher, to talk about neurogenic communication disorders. Many people suffer from a stroke, a brain injury or other acquired neurological disorders, yet very few people know about the impact of these traumas on communication. We talk about the importance of communication and how speech and language pathologists can help. We also talk about recovery several years post injury and how it's important to have hope! Laura also shares some of her favorite resources:
The Aphasia Institute: www.aphasia.ca
The Evidence-Based Review of Moderate-to-Severe Acquired Brain Injury - ERABI
The National Aphasia Association
The Centre of Research Excellence in Brain Recovery
PsycBite - evidence-based practice resource for cognitive disorders treatments
SpeechBite - evidence-based practice resource for communication and/or swallowing disorders treatments
Laura is co-author, along with Heather Clark, of the book: Neurogenic Disorders of Language and Cognition: Evidence-based Clinical Practice. They are currently working on the third edition of this book so stay tuned!
Chantal Mayer-Crittenden, Speech-Language Pathologist and researcher, hosts a bevy of guests on the topic of communication at large.