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About Holly Fadie

Holly Fadie, MS, CCC-SLP is a Boston-based speech-language pathologist and graduate of Emerson College specializing in augmentative and alternative tools and strategies for adults and children with complex communication disorders. She is an expert at implementing mobile technology applications for communication and training caregivers to use iPads and other tablets through her work at the Boston Children's Hospital AAC program. She is currently pursuing her passion for oral health at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she is a candidate for the doctorate degree.

Creating Conversations in the Comforts of Home

Sit down for a chat with Aphasia House founder Janet Whiteside to learn about this innovative speech therapy clinic at UCF. The home-like setting encourages natural conversations and friendships in an intensive therapy program.

By |June 7th, 2017|Aphasia and Apraxia|Comments Off on Creating Conversations in the Comforts of Home

What is Primary Progressive Aphasia?

Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is language disorder that gradually impairs a person’s ability to speak or comprehend language over time. Learn what PPA is, how it can be diagnosed and treated, and what you can do to help someone with PPA communicate better.

By |February 17th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, Progressive Disorders|1 Comment

Connecting Online – A Look Inside a Modern Aphasia Group

We visit Emerson College to find out more about a life-participation model of aphasia group therapy that is connecting stroke survivors with family and friends through technology. Find out how Connecting Online is brining people with aphasia together in person in a unique model that targets language goals with social media.

By |February 3rd, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on Connecting Online – A Look Inside a Modern Aphasia Group

The Making of VAST: Videos that Change the Way We Do Speech Therapy

Aphasia technology pioneer Darlene Williamson explains what VAST is and why videos are so effective at helping stroke survivors to speak again. Learn more about the history, theory, and technology behind the videos that make our Apraxia Therapy app so powerful in this interview.

What is a Stroke?

Stroke can be a frightening word to hear if you find out that you or someone you know has experienced one. But what is a stroke exactly? Find out the various types, what causes it, how to prevent a stroke, how to spot one happening, and what happens afterwards as stroke survivors try to recover with rehabilitation.

By |October 14th, 2015|Stroke|Comments Off on What is a Stroke?