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Candace Vickers, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor of Communication Disorders
Program Director of Communication Disorders

Office Phone: (951) 552-8129
E-mail: cvickers@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Lancer Arms 50
Office Hours: Monday 9:00-12:00; Wednesday 9:00-12:00; Fridays 10:00-12:00; Or by Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Education Claremont Graduate University 2008
M.S. Communicative Disorders Chapman University 1978
BA Communicative Disorders Chapman University 1975

Additional Education

Licensed to practice speech language pathology by the state of California.

Holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Two years graduate study in Counseling Psychology.

Certificate of completion, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) 2009.

ACE award for continuing education, American Speech Language Hearing Association, 2009.

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Courses Taught

Graduate courses:
Seminar in Neurological Bases of Speech and Language
Neuroanatomy
Seminar in Neurogenic Language and Cognitive Disorders
Special topics: AAC/Dysphagia
Advanced Adult Language Disorders
Motor speech disorders
Principles of Group Treatment of Communicative Disorders
Capstone

Clinical supervision
On campus clinic supervisor for graduate students for Child Clinic and Adult Clinic
Off site supervisor, Practicum in Group Treatment of Communicative Disorders
University supervisor for Clinical Practicum (Schools),
University supervisor for Clinical Practicum (Medical)
Capstone

Undergraduate courses:
Introduction to Phonetics
Speech/language development
Communication and Aging
Disorders of Language: Neuropathologies
Introduction to Communicative Disorders
Communication, Language and Literacy

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Coming from the perspective of the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework, my major interests are in assessment and treatment of persons with acquired neurogenic communication disorders, and ways to offer programming at the community level for persons with aphasia and dysarthria in the context of shrinking healthcare resources. My research and writing interests are in the areas of group therapy, social networks after the onset of aphasia, partner training of significant others of persons with aphasia, and outcomes measurement in aphasia.

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Teaching Experience

2010-2013 Clinical Faculty in Neurological Disorders, Graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Chapman University, Communication Orange, CA.

2009-2010 Adjunct Faculty, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, Orange, CA.

2009-2010 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Communication
Studies, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

2008 Consultant, course development, Chapman University, Orange, CA. Designed courses in neuroanatomy, adult language, and motor speech disorders for Chapman University, Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Educational Studies, Orange, California, August, 2008.

2008-2009 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Communicative Disorders, California State University, Long Beach. Cohort Program for graduate students in speech language pathology, Fall, 2008; Part-time lecturer, Spring, 2009.

2004 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Communication Studies, California State University, Fullerton, Fall, 2004.

2001-2003 Full time lecturer, Communicative Disorders, Department of Human Communication Studies, California State University, Fullerton.

2000-2001 Adjunct Faculty, Communicative Disorders, Department of Human Communication Studies, California State University, Fullerton. Creation of original course on group treatment.

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

Research:

2011 Co-investigator, Intensive language therapy boot camp, part of Stroke Survivor Boot Camp, Schmid College of Science and College of Educational Studies Communication Sciences and Disorders program, Chapman University, August 15-19, 2011.

2008 Principal Investigator, Social networks after the onset of aphasia, a research project with IRB approval from St. Jude Medical Center, California State University, Fullerton, and Claremont Graduate University, 2007-2008. This work measured the social networks and social participation/isolation of 40 individuals with aphasia. Completed in April, 2008.

2005 Principal Investigator, Social Networks of persons with aphasia: Do SLPs measure them? A research project with IRB approval from Claremont Graduate University in 2005. This research involved a statewide survey of speech language pathologists regarding assessment of social networks of persons with aphasia. Completed in April, 2005.

2003 Principal Investigator, Measuring changes in participation associated with attending an aphasia group, a research project with IRB approval from St. Jude Medical Center and California State University, Fullerton, 2001-2003. This work studied the effects of group aphasia therapy for 8 members of Communication Recovery at St. Jude Medical Center. Completed in May, 2003.

2003 Principal Investigator, Help for couples coping with aphasia, a research project with IRB approval from California State University, Fullerton, summer of 2003. This work measured the effects of personalized partner training for couples coping with aphasia. Completed in August, 2003.

2002 Principal Investigator, Help for couples coping with aphasia, a research project with IRB approval from California State University, Fullerton, summer of 2002. This work measured the effects of personalized partner training for couples coping with aphasia. Completed in August, 2002.

Publications:

BOOK

Vickers, C. (1998). Communication Recovery: Group conversation activities for adults, San Antonio, TX: Communication Skill Builders.

DISSERTATION:

Vickers, C. (2008). Social networks after the onset of aphasia: The impact of Communication Recovery groups. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
Vickers, C. (2004) Communicating in groups: one stop on the road to improved participation in life for people with aphasia. , Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 14(1), 16-20. American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Vickers, C. & Hagge, D. (2005) Social networks approach for persons with aphasia. Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations. 12(3), 6-14. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Vickers, C. & Hagge, D. (2007) Therapy for long term aphasia: Options and Possibilities. Perspectives in Gerontology, 12, 2: 14-16. American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Vickers, C. (2010). Social networks after the onset of aphasia: The impact of aphasia group attendance. Aphasiology, 24 (6-8), 902-913.

Invited:

Vickers, C. (2003) Doing more with less for people with aphasia: Creative responses to healthcare change. Speech Pathology Online. Accessed on 1/15/2003 at www.speechpathology.com.

Vickers, C. & Hagge, D. (2012). Collaboration and interprofessional education during a stroke survivor boot camp. CSHA Magazine, 42, 1: 7-9.

Presentations:

REFEREED INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Vickers, C. & Hagge, D. (2013).Tracking social connection versus isolation in aphasia. Poster presentation presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Tucson, AZ, May 28-June 2, 2013.

Vickers, C. Social networks after the onset of aphasia: The impact of aphasia group attendance. Poster session presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Keystone, CO, May 28, 2009.

Vickers, C., Hagge, D., & Mandas, A. (2012). Constructivism & Community, Part 2: Preparing cohort students for medically based practicum. Paper presented to Council of Academic Programs Communication Sciences and Disorders, April 20, 2012, Newport Beach, CA.

REFEREED NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Vickers, C. & De Riesthal, M. (2012) Creative approaches to long term management of aphasia and TBI, One Hour Seminar presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, November 17, 2012, Atlanta, GA.

Vickers, C. & Mehta, S. (2012).Mobile technology in aphasia groups: Impact on conversational interactions. Poster session presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, November 15, 2012, Atlanta, GA.

Vickers, C. Life participation, education and advocacy among volunteers with aphasia. Poster session presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, November 19, 2011, San Diego, CA.

Hagge, D., Vickers, C., Bieler, K. & Day, C. Student volunteers and persons with aphasia: Creating access. Poster session presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, November 19, 2011, San Diego, CA.

Vickers, C. & Threats, T. Self rated communication and social participation in chronic aphasia. Poster session presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, November 20, 2010, Philadelphia, PA.

Vickers, C. Social networks after the onset of aphasia: The impact of aphasia group attendance. Poster session presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, November 20, 2010, Philadelphia, PA.

Vickers, C. & Drew, D. Clues to limited life participation in acquired communication disability. Poster session presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, Boston, MA, November, 2007.

Vickers, C. & Threats, T. Measuring increased life participation associated with attending an aphasia group. Poster session presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, Boston, MA, November, 2007.

Vickers, C. & Drew, D. Social networks for people with aphasia: Do SLPs measure them? Poster session presented at American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, San Diego, CA, November, 2005.

Vickers, C. & Hagge, D. Availability of Partner training for couples coping with aphasia. Poster session presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, San Diego, CA, November, 2005.

Shadden, B., Threats, T. & Vickers, C. The assessment and treatment of older adults in the ICF framework. Short course at American Speech, Language Hearing Association National Convention, Chicago, IL, November, 2003.


Vickers, C. Group therapy using volunteers: creative solutions for today’s healthcare, Miniseminar presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, San Francisco, CA, November, 1999.

Lyon, J., Vickers, C. & Wallace, G. Continuum of Care for Aphasia: Long term management phase, Teleseminar for American Speech Language Hearing Association, June, 1999.

REFEREED STATE PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Lee, S., Funes, B., Vickers, C, & Hagge, D. (2013).Technology and aphasia groups: enhancing participation. A poster session presented at the California Speech Language Hearing Association, Long Beach, CA, March 9, 2013.

Vickers, C. & Hagge, D. & Boudreau, M. Life participation, education, and advocacy among volunteers with aphasia. Poster presentation for California Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA, March 25, 2011.


Carey, M., Vickers, C. & Hagge, D. Collaboration and Hope in a Communication Recovery Book Club. California Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, April, 2010, Monterey, CA.

Threats,T., Vickers, C., & Hagge, D. Evidence based practice in the ICF format: Adults with acquired neurogenic communication disorders, Seminar given at California Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, March, 2009, Long Beach, CA.

Vickers, C. & Hagge, D. The social consequences of aphasia: Assessment and therapy for clients and families. Seminar given at California Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, March, 2009, Long Beach, CA.

Vickers, C. & Vickers, T. The insider’s perspective for living well with aphasia. Seminar given at California Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Monterey, CA, April 2008.

Vickers, C. & Hagge, D. Building community for people with aphasia. Seminar given at California Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, April, 2006.

Blackstone, S., Wilkins, D., Vickers, C., Hagge, D., et al. Social Networks: Measurable and Reimbursable differences for adults with neurological challenges. Invited 6 hour workshop given at California Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Santa Clara, CA, April, 2005.

Boles, L. & Vickers, C. Solution Focused Aphasia Therapy. 3 hour seminar, California Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Monterey, CA, March, 2003.

Vickers, C., Hagge, D., & Tsuma, N. Partner training: availability, need and proposed model. Poster session presented at California Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Monterey, CA, March, 2003.

Vickers, C. Outpatient therapy approaches for increasing life participation in aphasia, Seminar for California Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA, March, 2002.

Vickers, C. Family Inclusive Aphasia Treatment: improving functional communication in conversational interaction, Seminar given for California Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Monterey, CA, April, 2001.

Vickers, C. Group aphasia therapy using communication partner volunteers, 3 hour seminar for California Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Pasadena, CA, April, 1999.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Vickers, C. & Vickers, T. (2012). Communicating after stroke. Invited seminar for B.R.A.I.N. Think Tank 2012, April 28, 2012, Long Beach, CA.


Vickers, C., Hagge, D., with Kaaria, H. & Bieler, K. (2012). 2011 Stroke Survivor Boot Camp: Constraint Induced Language Treatment. Invited presentation, Chapman University Board of Counsellors, March 19, 2012, Chapman University, Orange, CA.


Vickers, C. Constraint induced language therapy and language. Invited presentation for the Orange County Stroke Rehab Network, November 5, 2011, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Montgomery, J., Mandas, A. & Vickers, C. Millenial students: Technology used today. Part III of 6 hour supervision workshop, June 4, 2011, Chapman University, Orange, CA.

Vickers, C. A social networks approach to aphasia: Framework and assessment. Two hour online seminar for SpeechPathology.com presented January, 2010.

Vickers, C. A social networks approach to aphasia: Group therapy and communication partner training. Two hour online seminar for SpeechPathology.com presented January, 2010.

Vickers, C. Facilitating real change for people with aphasia. Invited 5 hour workshop given at New Jersey Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Atlantic City, NJ, May, 2006.

Vickers, C. Family inclusive aphasia therapy. Invited 6 hour workshop given at Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Winnipeg, Manitoba, January, 2004.

Vickers, T. & Vickers, C. Living well with aphasia. Invited keynote presentation given at Midwest Aphasia Conference, Madison, WI, October, 2004.

Vickers, C. The assessment and treatment of language and cognition. Invited 3 hour seminar. Sponsored by Southern California Medical Council at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Beach, CA, May, 2003.

Vickers, C. Family inclusive aphasia therapy. Invited 3 hour presentation sponsored by Southern California Medical Council and St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, CA.

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Church Membership & Activities

Attend Rose Drive Friends Church, Yorba Linda, CA.

Former choir member, worship team member, greeter, at Taft Avenue Community Church, Orange, CA.

Former Ministry and Council member, worship team member/worship leader, at former Living Hope Friends Church, Orange, CA (closed in 2004).

Chapel ministry for older adults at Emeritus Assisted Living, Orange, CA through Taft Avenue Community Church.

Summer and winter camper at Quaker Meadow Camp, Living Hope Friends.

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Community Service & Involvement

Creator/Initiator of Communication Recovery Groups (CRG) for persons with aphasia and their families through St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, CA. Led this group therapy program for adults with aphasia using trained student volunteers from 1994-2014.

State Representative/Affiliate of National Aphasia Association, 1999-present.

AphasiaAccess, Founding Member, 2011-present.

Member, American Speech-Language Hearing Association including special interest groups in neurogenic communication disorders and voice disorders.

Member, California Speech Language Hearing Association.


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:


2014 ASHA Convention Program, Committee, Language
Disorders in adults, American Speech Language Hearing
Association.

2014 Invited editor: American Speech Language Hearing Association Special Interest Group 2,( Neurogenics) Perspectives journal, for summer 2014 edition focusing on creative approaches to service delivery in aphasia in the context of shrinking healthcare resources.

2013 Program Co Chair, 2013 CSHA Convention: recruited speakers and screened all submissions as well as planned program for the spring 2013 California Speech Language Hearing Association Convention Long Beach, California.

2012 ASHA Convention Program Committee, Language Disorders in Adults, American Speech Language Hearing Association.

2010-present Peer reviewer, SpeechPathology.com in the area of aphasia.

2010-2013 Guest peer reviewer, Communication Disorders Quarterly.

2010-present Volunteer CEU Coordinator for SLPs- Orange County
Stroke Rehab Network for University of California, School
of Medicine, Department of Neurology.

2010-2013 Member, Advisory Board, District 8, California Speech
Language Hearing Association

2013-present Peer Reviewer, Aphasiology.

2010 Guest Peer Reviewer, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.

2009-2011 Advisory Board Member, Childhood Language Center of Orange County, September.

2007-2013 Member, Advisory Committee, Communication Sciences and Disorders Program, Chapman University.

2006 Peer Reviewer for the American Speech Language Hearing Association: Aphasia: The role of social participation in intervention, June 2006.

2004 Peer Reviewer for the American Psychological Association: Clinical Manual for the International Classification of Functioning, Health and Disability, Speech Language Pathology.

2003 Peer Reviewer for American Speech, Language and Hearing Association: Group treatment of neurogenic communication disorders, an ASHA self-study product.

2001-2003 Clinical Issues Working Committee, ASHA Special Interest Division 2.

2000-2002 Advisory Committee, speech language pathology assistant program, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California.

2000 Volunteer beta field tester for the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning and Disability, Beta-2 version.

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Interests & Hobbies

My husband Terry and I have four wonderful young adult children, Davis, Sara, Michael and Tim, all now married. We share our home with our American Lab “Bob”. We enjoy visiting Crystal Cove in Newport Beach and love to travel to the central coast, Point Reyes Seashore, and the Eastern Sierras where we love to hike, take pictures, swim and float in both June and Mono Lakes.

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Personal Philosophy

Personal quote: “People with aphasia are our husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, children and friends. The time to invite them into the conversation is now.”

Life verse:
“For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (New Living Translation)

Philosophy of education:
I believe that in higher education we have the ability to bring positive change to the world as part of being the light that Christ calls us to be. This light is shared by our demeanor, our words, and our actions in daily life, and the arena of higher education is definitely an important place where the beauty of Christ can be displayed by one of His servants. I believe strongly that each student as well as each client I work with is a person who God brought across my path. The people we serve in our work as speech language pathologists are often hurting and in crisis, both clients and their families. I call upon God’s strength in doing this work and I share this with students.

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