Pair present at Aphasia conference

Pollens and Glista

Two speech-language pathology clinicians from Western Michigan University’s Aphasia Communication Enhancement program (ACE) presented at the Aphasia Access' 2017 Leadership Summit in March. Sandra Glista, ACE Director, and Robin Pollens, Clinical Supervisor, traveled to Orlando to present ideas and lessons they’ve learned through their work in the ACE program. Specifically, they discussed 10 strategies for determining participation goals with individuals with aphasia. Learn more about Aphasia Access’ 2017 Leadership Summit here.

Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate. It is often the result of a stroke or head injury. Intelligence is not affected by aphasia.

The Charles Van Riper Language, Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Aphasia Program are part of WMU's College of Health and Human Services Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology and its Unified Clinics. For more information about ACE, contact Sandra Glista, M.S., CCC-SLP at or (269) 387-8064.