2023 Student Research Conference:
36th Annual Student Research Conference

Perceived Need of a Communication Support Group

Elizabeth Hemmer*, Kayla J. Overbeck, and Malory C. Kloeppel
Dr. Amy F. Teten, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived need for a communication-skills-based support group at the Truman State University Speech and Hearing Clinic. This study was done in order to provide data for a possible future aphasia and/ or other brain-related diagnoses support group. The participants of this study were individuals with aphasia or other brain disorders who received speech therapy services within the Northeast Missouri region. Each participant completed a survey detailing their perceived need for a support group, as well as demographic information. A week later, each participant attended a short educational presentation about the benefits of support groups for people with brain injuries. Immediately following the presentation, the participant completed the previous survey again. Data is in the process of being collected, and results will be available at the time of the conference.

Keywords: Support Group, Communication Disorders, Aphasia, Brain Injuries

Topic(s):Communication Disorders

Presentation Type: Poster Presentation

Session: TBA
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

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