Thanks to Dori Tempio and Able SC, a free Community Leadership Academy class was offered to friends of the Aphasia Lab including participants with aphasia and caregivers. On the day of course graduation, students of the course gave a presentation detailing their intentions for future involvement opportunities in the community.
The South Carolina Speech and Hearing Association (SCSHA) held its annual convention in Myrtle Beach from February 15-17th, 2018. Each year at this convention, the SCSHA Ambassador Award is given to honor a person with a communication disorder who has
demonstrated outstanding perseverance while also continuing to advocate for speech-language services.
Willie Bonaparte has been participating in research studies within the Aphasia Lab for nearly 15 years. “Back then,” Bonaparte explained, “we had to go all the way to Charleston for the testing.” As Bonaparte described his experiences, he pointed out and greeted two other men who he explained would make the trip to Charleston with him years ago to participate in research studies.