Friday, November 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST (Registration begins at 9:30AM)
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Northumberland Hills Hospital
1000 Depalma Dr.
Cobourg, ON K9A 5W6

Room: 2F28

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SPEAKER – Katie Beitle MClSc SLP

Katie received her undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Communication disorders at Brock University and graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Master of Clinical Science in Speech-language Pathology in 2006. She is a certified member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada and is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario.

For the past 12 years Katie has worked as a Sole Charge Clinician at Northumberland Hills Hospital with extensive experience in the areas of adult communication and swallowing disorders. Katie’s clinical interests include aphasia, fluency, and swallowing disorders post tracheostomy, stroke, and head and neck carcinoma.

Katie is a certified Toronto Bedside Swallowing Screening TestŠ (TOR-BSSTŠ) trainer and has been a Clinical Educator for the University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, and University of British Columbia.



Communicating with Patients / Clients
Who Know More Than They Can Say:

Based on Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™)

Learn How to Build 'Communication Ramps' for your patients/clients with aphasia!

This program is designed for all health care and community service providers (physicians, nursing, allied health, assistants ...) who interact with people who have Aphasia (or other communication disorders such as hearing loss or motor speech difficulties), who “know more than they can say”. This program will provide you with the tools and resources you need to "build communication ramps".

Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™)

SCA™ has been developed by the Aphasia Institute of Toronto. The Aphasia Institute has been providing programs for people with aphasia and their caregivers for over twenty-five years. The Aphasia Institute has become a leader in research, training and education in the area of aphasia. Support in developing this program was provided to the Aphasia Institute by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, including the Ontario Stroke Strategy and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.


By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • learn what aphasia is;
  • develop an understanding of communication barriers between people with aphasia and their communication partners;
  • learn how to use Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™) to improve communicative access to healthcare services.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the CESN.


If you register and then are unable to attend, it is very important that you cancel your registration. Cancel by notifying Dorothy Burridge at 705-728-9090 ext 46314 or burridged@rvh.on.ca at least 48 hours prior to the event.