Maura Silverman, Pioneer in the field of Aphasia Programming, receives highest honors
Aphasia Access, an Alliance of Life Participation Providers awarded the inaugural “Innovator Award” to Raleigh, North Carolina resident Maura Silverman, MS,CCC/SLP. This prestigious award is given to a service provider who has developed a novel or diverse perspective to helping people with aphasia and has addressed the challenges in a creative and innovative manner.
Innovator Award Winner Maura Silverman is the Founder and Executive Director of the Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited (TAP). She works tirelessly with adult neurogenics and programming within the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia. Silverman’s belief is that individuals with aphasia should receive support and programming for as long as they want to, helping them return to the community with improved communicative confidence and full engagement.
Silverman’s passion for helping those with aphasia is her life’s work. She has created a model approach to caring for people with aphasia and their families. As described by the Innovator award, Maura Silverman has provided a practical, task-oriented mindset which considers alternative funding, resource allocation and pragmatic solutions. Reacting to the announcement of this award, Silverman says,
“I am extremely humbled to receive this award. The truth is that programming that falls outside of traditional therapy, like the innovative services of TAP Unlimited, can only occur in an atmosphere of professional collaboration, community support and client/family engagement. I share this honor with each of these contributors.”
Silverman was awarded the Innovator Award March 16-18th at the Aphasia Access 2017 Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida. Aphasia Access is a national organization supporting speech pathologists and people with aphasia providing resources and education regarding life participation approach to aphasia. The Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited is a founding member.