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