Communication Recovery Groups for Persons with Aphasia: A Replicable Program for Medical and University Settings This article describes Communication Recovery Groups (CRG), an aphasia group program that is sponsored by a medical setting and more recently a university setting. CRG's history and approach and its model of service in light of current healthcare challenges are summarized. The article also provides a detailed discussion regarding the ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2014
Communication Recovery Groups for Persons with Aphasia: A Replicable Program for Medical and University Settings
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Candace Vickers
    Department of Health Sciences, Speech Language Pathology, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
  • Darla Hagge
    Department of Speech Language Pathology, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
  • Financial Disclosure: Candace Vickers is Program Director of Speech-Language Pathology at California Baptist University. Darla Hagge is an Assistant Professor at California State University Sacramento.
    Financial Disclosure: Candace Vickers is Program Director of Speech-Language Pathology at California Baptist University. Darla Hagge is an Assistant Professor at California State University Sacramento.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Candace Vickers has previously published in the subject area. Darla Hagge has previously published in the subject area.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Candace Vickers has previously published in the subject area. Darla Hagge has previously published in the subject area.×
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Article   |   June 01, 2014
Communication Recovery Groups for Persons with Aphasia: A Replicable Program for Medical and University Settings
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2014, Vol. 24, 106-113. doi:10.1044/nnsld24.3.106
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2014, Vol. 24, 106-113. doi:10.1044/nnsld24.3.106

This article describes Communication Recovery Groups (CRG), an aphasia group program that is sponsored by a medical setting and more recently a university setting. CRG's history and approach and its model of service in light of current healthcare challenges are summarized. The article also provides a detailed discussion regarding the logistics of offering conversation groups to persons with aphasia which are sponsored by medical and/or university settings, the intake process for new group members, and the training of student volunteers to help lead conversation groups.

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