2023 SLP Posters

Faculty Advisor

Amanda Eaton



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This presentation aims to describe the relationship between yoga/meditation and aphasia, lists considerations for implementation of yoga/meditation for people with aphasia, and identifies potential benefits of yoga/meditation for people with aphasia.


Aphasia, Chronic aphasia, Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness


Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology


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Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


College of Education and Allied Health


Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

Speech-Language Pathology

Publication Date

Spring 2023


Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO

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The Effect of Yoga & Mindfulness on Chronic Aphasia



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