Informing the Public When opportunity knocked, Candace Vickers, a Neurogenics (Division 2) affiliate and speech-language pathologist at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California, answered the door. One of Candace’s aphasic stroke patients was the producer of a community-based television show called “What’s Going On?” that focused on people and events in the ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 1999
Informing the Public
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The Power of One: Clinical Practice in Neurogenics
Article   |   July 01, 1999
Informing the Public
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, July 1999, Vol. 9, 15-16. doi:10.1044/nnsld9.3.15-a
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, July 1999, Vol. 9, 15-16. doi:10.1044/nnsld9.3.15-a
When opportunity knocked, Candace Vickers, a Neurogenics (Division 2) affiliate and speech-language pathologist at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California, answered the door. One of Candace’s aphasic stroke patients was the producer of a community-based television show called “What’s Going On?” that focused on people and events in the community of Brea, California. Candace was helping him work toward resumption of his duties at the station. When it became clear that he would not be able to broadcast, he asked Candace to help put together a show on stroke and serve as host. Candace saw “What’s Going On” as a vehicle for informing the public about health problems associated with communication disorders. The result was two 30-minute programs. The topic of the first program, conducted with a local neurologist, was prevention, symptoms, and treatment of stroke. The program included a segment in which the neurologist interviewed Candace so that she could explain how speech-language pathologists help aphasic patients. For the second program Candace interacted with an otolaryngologist and she included a segment for discussing how speech-language pathologists and ENTs might work together for the benefit of the patients.
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