Griswold Home Care and The National Aphasia Association Partner to Co-present an Educational Webinar on Aphasia Treatment

Griswold Home Care, a home care company that refers caregivers who provide in-home support for older adults, hosted a joint webinar with the National Aphasia Association on aphasia treatment with a focus on personalized care and assistive technology.

PHILADELPHIA, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Griswold Home Care and The National Aphasia Association joined forces on Thursday, June 26th to provide an interactive, inspiring overview of best practices and innovative aphasia treatment approaches.

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Ellayne S. Ganzfried, M.S.,CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow and Executive Director of the National Aphasia Association, Chris Kelly, MEd Director of Learning and Development with Griswold Home Care, and a person living with Aphasia, co-presented this exciting webinar recognizing National Aphasia Awareness Month in June. This engaging webinar highlighted innovative assistive technologies while also providing a Fight Aphasia Toolkit with tools and resources for people living with aphasia and the family / professional caregivers who support them.

The webinar workshop features five parts:

Part 1: Learn about the impact of aphasia and the benefits of personalized therapy.

Part 2: Access dynamic assistive technologies and tools that support personalized Aphasia treatment.

Part 3: Review the most recent ASHA guidelines for aphasia treatment.

Part 4: Hear real stories and practical tips from an aphasia expert, a person living with aphasia, and a family caregiver.

Part 5: Walk away with a Fight Aphasia Toolkit that offers innovative tools, best practices and resources.

Ellayne S. Ganzfried of the National Aphasia Association added,

"Thanks to everyone for making this a wonderful webinar! It was my honor to be part of it.  We are definitely making a difference for people with aphasia, their families and the professionals that care for them."

Aphasia is one of the prevailing post-symptoms that many stroke survivors face. This condition is characterized by gradually increasing and prolonged speech impairment, and it goes beyond the initial slurring of words that appear when a stroke first occurs. Unfortunately for patients and their families, there is no cure for aphasia, only treatment.

About Griswold Home Care:

Griswold Home Care is a mission-driven home care services company that celebrates, educates, and advocates the choice to remain independent at home. Our unique consumer-directed approach has restored quality of life for hundreds of thousands of clients since 1982.  Griswold Home Care refers caregivers that provide companionship, homemaking and personal care to older adults and those with disabilities or recovering from illness. Griswold Home Care was founded by Jean Griswold after her own diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis and seeing the need for quality home care in her community. Jean's mission of extraordinary care at affordable rates continues to grow with over 250 locally-operated franchises in 36 states. In the past three decades, Griswold has received dozens of industry and community awards, and has grown to become one of the nation's leading non-medical home care companies in the country.  For more information visit, or call 1-215-402-0200.

Media Contact: Kelly Howard, Griswold Home Care, 215-402-0200,

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