A Brief History of the Clinical Aphasiology Conference and Its Publications The 21 papers in this supplement to the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology represent submissions from the authors of some 35 presentations made at the 25th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference held at Sunriver, Oregon, June 4–7, 1995. In the 25 years since its inception, the Clinical Aphasiology Conference has provided ... Supplement Article
Supplement Article  |   November 01, 1995
A Brief History of the Clinical Aphasiology Conference and Its Publications
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Robert H. Brookshire
    VA Medical Center, Minneapolis; University of Minnesota
  • Bruce E. Porch
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • Contact author: R. H. Brookshire, PhD, Director, Speech Pathology Section (127A), VA Medical Center, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Special Populations / Language Disorders / Aphasia / Supplement: Clinical Aphasiology Conference Supplement
Supplement Article   |   November 01, 1995
A Brief History of the Clinical Aphasiology Conference and Its Publications
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 1995, Vol. 4, 74-75. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0404.74
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 1995, Vol. 4, 74-75. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0404.74
The 21 papers in this supplement to the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology represent submissions from the authors of some 35 presentations made at the 25th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference held at Sunriver, Oregon, June 4–7, 1995. In the 25 years since its inception, the Clinical Aphasiology Conference has provided an important forum for the exchange of information related to diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of persons with communication impairments caused by aphasia and related disorders.
In 1971, at the invitation of Bruce Porch, the first Clinical Aphasiology Conference was held in the Speech Pathology Service of the Albuquerque, New Mexico, Veterans Administration Medical Center. A small group of some 20 or 30 speech-language pathologists with interests in clinical aphasiology gathered to share ideas, concepts, and data about evaluation and treatment of adults with aphasia. In the years immediately following, the meetings of the Clinical Aphasiology Conference consisted primarily of speech-language pathologists employed by the Veterans Administration, which provided funds to support their participation. The first three conferences remained in Albuquerque; each had a unique format, described in the preamble to the early programs:
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