These links were compiled by Dr Fiona Menger after asking Twitter for suggestions for free online CPD for aphasia specialists. The aim is to signpost to resources that can be accessed at home or ’on the go’. For this reason, you won’t find articles or training courses in the list. The lectures can be paused and watched at leisure and the podcasts can be accessed in the car or the bath, or at the potter’s wheel in Kathy’s case!
Kathy has kindly agreed to host the info and links on her aphasiafriendly website. I have not listened to them all so can’t comment on the quality of the content. I would always encourage critical evaluation of sources. Do let me or Kathy know if you have any suggestions to add.
@slt_fi and @KathyCann1
YouTube: C-STAR lecture series
•Lectures on aphasia, rehabilitation after stroke, neuroimaging and neurostimulation methodology, and the neurobiology of language.
•These lectures were given by researchers and guests in the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR).
•C-STAR is a collaboration between researchers from the University of South Carolina, the Medical University of South Carolina, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of California, Irvine.
LaTrobe University Centre for Research Excellence in Aphasia
•The Centre for Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation and Recovery (Aphasia CRE) publish lectures delivered as part of their seminar series online.
RCSLT Official YouTube Channel
•Issues relevant to the SLT profession in the UK. Less in the way of lecture/seminar content but lots that may be of interest.
•Podcasts are available on your phone via a podcast app or you can listen using a web browser
•Devices like google home and amazon Alexa can play podcasts
•You can also find them on Spotify
Aphasia access podcast series
•“Aphasia Access Conversations brings you the latest aphasia resources, tips, and aha moments from Life Participation professionals who deliver way more than stroke and aphasia facts”
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
•Podcast series on the most interesting new topics in neurologic communication disorders.
American Academy of Neurology Podcast
•A wider neurology focus here but lots to choose from and there is a search function to look for episodes with aphasia content.
•The Academy also does a ‘Neurology Minute’ podcast to learn about a range of neurological conditions.
BrainWaves: A Neurology podcast
•BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology and medicine.
•Again, more of a neurology focus here but there were three episodes with an aphasia focus when I searched.
Speech Uncensored: A Speech Pathology Podcast
•A podcast series run by American SLP Leigh Ann. It covers the entire scope of practice but there are lots of aphasia themed episodes.
•Podcast Series from the American Speech and Hearing Association
•Five aphasia themed podcasts on date of posting
Stroke Stories Podcast from the Stroke Association
•“Stroke Stories is a podcast dedicated to giving a voice to stroke survivors, as well as their friends and family. Created by stroke survivor and Life After Stroke Awards judge Mark Goodier, each episode features interviews with a different stroke survivor”.
Dementia Researcher Podcast
•Hosted by the National Institute for Health Research, this collection of dementia-themed podcasts brings together early career researchers and established experts, to discuss a variety of career and research-related topics. There are also downloadable transcripts.