Research Colloquium: September 26th

Speaker: Rozanne Wilson, PhD Candidate
Date: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Topic: “Communication in long-term care: Investigating caregivers’ use of communication strategies while assisting residents with Alzheimer’s disease during daily tasks”
Time:  12:10 to 1:00 p.m.
Location: 500 University Avenue, 4th Floor, Rm 452, Rehabilitation Sciences Building

As a courtesy to the speaker please be on time.

About the Speaker:

Rozanne Wilson is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Rozanne’s research training focused on the identification of formal caregivers’ use of effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies while assisting individuals with Alzheimer’s disease during activities of daily living. The talk will summarize the results from three studies. This research is motivated by the need to inform the development of evidence-based communication guidelines for formal caregivers assisting residents with dementia during the context of daily care tasks.

Optional Reading (students are asked to read this article before the colloquium):

Wilson, R., Rochon, E., Mihailidis, A., & Leonard, C. (2012). Examining success of communication strategies used by formal caregivers assisting individuals with Alzheimer’s disease during an activity of daily living. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55(2), 328-341.