Joanne Winckel, Speech-Language Pathologist, Aphasia Centre of Ottawa  



BIO - BIO - Joanne is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who earned her Master of Health Sciences at the University of Toronto.  She has been with the Aphasia Centre of Ottawa for 12 years initially as Director of Communication Programs and in 2018 she became the Director of Education and Collaborative Networks.

Presentation  Title - Communicating with Disabled Residents during Emergencies

Synopsis - People with a communication disability are very vulnerable in emergency situations. This presentation will introduce the topic of communication access in an emergency preparedness context.

Key Points that an Attendee will take away from Joanne's presentation:

  • What is a communication disability?
  • What is communication access?
  • What is aphasia?
  • What are some of the challenges that a person with a communication disability like aphasia would face in an emergency?
  • What can we do to include people with communication disabilities in emergency planning?

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