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Published on September 10th, 2020


SAC Member Dr. Aura Kagan Wins the 2020 Robin Tavistock Award

Please join SAC in congratulating Dr. Aura Kagan, S-LP(C) for winning the 2020 Robin Tavistock Award for the immense contribution she has made to the aphasia world. This award, named after Robin Tavistock who founded the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, is presented annually to a person or group who has made a significant contribution in the field of aphasia.

Dr. Kagan is the director of the Aphasia Institute in Toronto and has been an active SAC member for more than 30 years. A 2017 SAC Clinical Research Grant recipient, Dr. Kagan has been a pioneer in the field of aphasia, bringing a shift in perspective and long-lasting change. Dr. Kagan and her team at the Aphasia Institute have created countless materials and research programs that have contributed to an improved quality of life and empowerment for those living with aphasia. In addition, Dr. Kagan was one of the first to highlight that responsibility for successful communication is shared by both the person with aphasia and the communication partner, lessening the burden of accessing communication for the person with aphasia.

Furthermore, Dr. Kagan co-hosted an SAC webinar in 2012 on the role speech-language pathologists play in determining consent and capacity for those with communication barriers. Watch the webcast on the SAC website

For more information on the Robin Tavistock Award and Dr. Kagan’s accomplishments, read this press release published by the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia.

Congratulations Dr. Kagan!

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