Aura Kagan, PhD is the Executive Director and Director of Applied Research and Education at the Aphasia Institute in Toronto.
The Institute is a non-profit teaching and learning agency dedicated to service, education, research, awareness and advocacy for all those living with aphasia, including families.
Aura received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto.
She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Together with past and present colleagues at the Aphasia Institute
has been instrumental in the development of Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCAâ„¢) â€" an innovative tool for increasing communicative access to life participation.
led the Aphasia Institute
team that developed A-FROM â€" Living with Aphasia: Framework for Outcome Measurement and ALA (Assessment for Living with Aphasia).
A-FROM is a conceptual guide for thinking about outcome measurement in aphasia and is in line with the thinking of the World Health Organizationâ€™s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
has published and presented extensively in the area of aphasia and communicative access.