Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:00–9:00 p.m.


Adelphi University
Manhattan Center
75 Varick Street
Second Floor, Room 160
New York, NY 10013

Outcome of Four-Week Intensive Comprehension Aphasia Program (ICAP) with a Focus on Reading and Written Discourse

This session is given for .2 ASHA CEUs

This talk will present the outcome of an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program (ICAP) focusing on reading and writing. Eight chronic phase participants took part in a 4 week, 5 hour per day program. Pre- and post-treatment measures were obtained and results of the effectiveness of the ICAP will be reported.

This session will cover the following learning goals:

  • Describe various therapeutic strategies in aphasia for people with reading and writing deficits.
  • Describe caregiver reported changes in reading and writing abilities of participants that were part of the Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program (ICAP).
  • Describe and replicate an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program (ICAP) for chronic aphasics with reading and writing deficits.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and is a part of Adelphi Manhattan Center Spring Lecture Series.

Bernadine Gagnon, MS, CCC-SLP is the Chief Clinical Supervisor and a Clinical Instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has worked in medical speech pathology with both the pediatric and adult populations for almost 20 years. Bernadine has published on motor speech disorders in both the pediatric and adult populations and has presented at conferences nationally. She developed the Aphasia Clinic at the Teachers College, Columbia University and co-developed the Intensive Aphasia Program at Teachers College with her colleague Lauren Liria.


Lauren Liria, MS, CCC-SLP is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and Clinical Supervisor and Instructor at the Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders (EDMCCD), where she and colleague Bernadine Gagnon launched the first Intensive Reading and Writing Aphasia Program in Summer 2018. Lauren is also an adjunct professor at Adelphi University. Lauren has a background as a bilingual speech-language pathologist in New York City public schools and in private practice. She has worked with individuals across the age span, and has a special interest in bilingualism and literacy-related issues.

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For further information, please contact:

Melissa Randazzo
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