Communication Despite the Challenge of Aphasia Workshop

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University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) Senior Speech-Language Pathologist Gordon Krainen, Ph.D., will team up with Nehama Glogower, a board certified chaplain, and Avi Golden a practicing EMT and aphasia advocate to present Finding My Voice: Communication Despite the Challenge of Aphasia. The virtual workshop is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about aphasia and aphasia recovery. The workshop is scheduled for 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.


  • When: 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021
  • Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

The Workshop Leaders

The workshop is hosted by Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) and will be lead by Nehama Glogower, BCC, a Board Certified Chaplain. Avi Golden is a practicing EMT and former Critical Care and Flight Paramedic with North Shore LIJ (Northwell) EMS and NY Presbyterian EMS. Avi holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology and has extensive experience as a practicing paramedic both in the US and with Magen Adom David in Israel.  After experiencing a stroke in 2007 and experiencing resulting aphasia, Avi now educates the medical and lay community and advocates for aphasia awareness.

Gordon Krainen, Senior SLP at U-M’s University Center for Language and Literacy (home of the U-M Aphasia Program), recently celebrated 40 years as a speech-language pathologist. He has worked in various settings with all age groups. He presently treats adults with neurological disorders due to stroke and head injury. He also runs the Mastering the American Accent seminar. Gordon holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA and is licensed in Michigan, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Colorado and Missouri, allowing him to conduct teletherapy sessions with clients from those states. Gordon especially enjoys helping the U-M Aphasia Program (UMAP) clients achieve their language potential.

Any inquiries about this workshop can be directed to the NAJC office at or by phone at (305) 394-8018.

Want to Team Up with UMAP or Tap into Our Aphasia Expertise?

U-M Aphasia Program Speech-Language Pathologists are available to bring the science of aphasia and intensive aphasia treatment to you – contact us if you are interested in learning opportunities teaming up with UMAP specialists or if you would like more information about our programs. In the past we have provided in-service learning opportunities to others in the health and behavioral sciences, provided workshops for students in various fields likely to interact with people with aphasia, first responders, and other aphasia programs.