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Stroke ISIG Virtual Happy Hour


Stroke ISIG Virtual Happy Hour with Deborah Hersh, PhD, FSPA, CPSP


Discharge Planning for People With Aphasia Post Stroke: The LEAVING Checklist

With guest speaker, Deborah Hersh, PhD, FSPA, CPSP

The webinar will discuss how to best support the needs of people with aphasia upon discharge.


Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss the challenges faced by people with aphasia at discharge
  2. Describe the importance of underpinning discharge planning with aphasia-friendly and comprehensive discussion and negotiation
  3. Consider how people with aphasia will manage the technology required during the pandemic to enable them to access services and be connected to others after discharge from hospital.



An Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University, Deborah Hersh has 30 years of clinical, research and teaching experience in speech-language pathology in the UK and Australia, and is a Fellow of Speech Pathology Australia. She works in a research and teaching role in Speech Pathology at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia, and also serves in a voluntary capacity as the current Chairperson of the Australian Aphasia Association.

Deborah has 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and her work is mainly in aphasia rehabilitation, professional client relationships, person-centred practice, qualitative research approaches, and acquired communication disorders in Aboriginal Australians following stroke and brain injury.