Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™)

  • Developed by the Aphasia Institute in Toronto Ontario
  • Is 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 effect of aphasia and increase access to healthcare and community resources

Westman Aphasia Inc. is currently the only organization in Manitoba offering formal training in SCA™ to healthcare providers.

An introduction to the SCA™ eLearning Module 

  • Includes practical and video examples of concrete techniques based on the evidence-based method called Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™)
  • A short self-paced online module for healthcare providers (HCP)
  • Techniques demonstrated can enable critical healthcare conversations
  • Provided by Aphasia Institute at no cost to healthcare providers and institutions
  • This introduction is not a substitute for formal training in SCA but is a pre-requisite for training courses for HCP
  • This introductory pre-requisite module is available at: https://portal.peeristics.com/en/sign_up