Visiting Scholars Program: Aphasia Camp NW Adventure Weekend Aug 24-27, 2017

What: Aphasia Network’s Aphasia Camp Northwest: Adventure Weekend – A new camp experience.

This is a volunteer and educational opportunity working on supported communication in an inter-professional setting; along side PT and OT students, faculty and staff. The new Visiting Scholars Program is part of our mission to raise aphasia awareness and help expose and train future practitioners to better communicate with the aphasia community in their geographic areas.

When: On-site Training: 6pm Thursday, August 24th |Camp: Friday, August 25th – Sunday, August 27th 12pm

Location: Camp MaGruder – 17450 Old Pacific Hwy, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136 on the beautiful Oregon Coast

Who: Undergraduate students interested in the field of speech pathology and/or post-baccalaureate and graduate students presently enrolled in a program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Application and a brief interview required prior to acceptance into the program.

Supervision and Hours: Students will be supervised by ASHA certified and Oregon licensed Speech-Language Pathologists. Clinical and/or observation hours are available depending on level of study (graduate students may accrue approximately 15-20 hours of direct clinical work and undergraduate/post-baccalaureate students may count 15- 20 hours toward required observation hours).

Students are required to complete on-line training modules prior to camp and a pre- and post-camp survey.

Fee: $170 – Includes lodging in dorm-type lodges (or your-tent camping is available) and meals

Apply online: Visiting Scholars Application is available at, click on Programs, Summer Camp ACNW/AW, scroll down to click on the Visiting Scholar Application green button. There will also be an online interview.

Aphasia Camp NW Adventure Weekend is an opportunity for persons with aphasia and their care partners to learn, try, and experience new things at the beautiful Oregon coast. This is a weekend designed to help persons with aphasia step out of their comfort zone with safe, supported activities. Facilitated communication in natural settings, socializing, and trying or re-experiencing recreational interests are at the core of this program. Supervisors and mentors guide and facilitate physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology students’ work with individuals to help achieve both physical and communication goals.

The Aphasia Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting an underserved population of persons with aphasia. This nonprofit organization seeks to network people together through its programs and activities. We view these connections or reconnections as the threads that cross and create a fabric or structure of support for those with aphasia and their families or support networks.

Our goals are to raise awareness and help survivors rebuild communication-associated life systems impacted by aphasia: Quality of life, Daily life skills, Community and Support. If you have additional questions about Aphasia Camp NW Adventure Weekend and/or the Visiting Scholars Program, please contact us at: 503-577-1282 | PO Box 13406, Portland, OR 97213 |

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