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Spotlight on Presenter, Michelle Armour


Michelle Armour will co-present a full-day Instructional Course titled, IC 12: Interdisciplinary Perspectives to Functional Measurement and Assessment of the Stroke Survivor, on Saturday, 13 April from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the ACRM Training Institute at the Spring Meeting. It will be held at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

Ms. Armour is a Speech-Language Pathologist, Master Clinician, and Program Lead Clinician at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, IL. She specializes in stroke rehabilitation with specific areas of experience in aphasia and apraxia. She has presented her work at the national level and is currently serving as co-chair on the Aphasia Task Force of the ACRM Stroke ISIG. Michelle and her team were awarded the first Northwestern Medicine Innovation Grant made possible by Superior Ambulance Services to initiate the Northwestern Medicine Aphasia Center at Marianjoy. Michelle is the Program Lead Clinician of the NM Aphasia Center at Marianjoy and is responsible for all administrative, operational, and clinical duties related to the program.

To help you decide if this course is right for you, Ms. Armour provided the following additional information in a brief interview.

Q: What will my staff bring back to the team after attending this course?

A: Staff will bring back knowledge and hands-on experience of common validated assessments across all therapy disciplines, to evaluate a patient post stroke in all levels of care.

Q: What benefits can I expect to gain from participating in this course?

A: Attendees will benefit by increasing their knowledge and experience with impairment- and participation-based assessments for a stroke survivor across all therapy disciplines and levels of care.

Q: How can I be sure this course is right for me?

A: Have you ever wondered what test your therapy colleagues are talking about during patient staffings? Have you wondered what other assessment options are available in your field? If you are a clinician seeking more knowledge and experience in assessments in your own scope of practice, or learning more about assessments your therapy counterparts use, this course is the one for you.