Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™) is…
- Developed by the Aphasia Institute in Toronto, Ontario
- Not speech therapy
- A communication approach that is taught to communication partners of individuals with aphasia which includes their caregivers and healthcare providers
- Does not focus on the spoken word, but on training the individuals in the person’s environment how to communicate differently or to ‘support’ their communication
- Developed to reduce the effects of aphasia, increase access to healthcare and community resources and improve quality of life
Westman Aphasia Inc. is currently the only organization in the Manitoba offering formal training in SCA™ to caregivers, family members and health care professionals.