DAI’s “Meeting Of The Minds” Webinar, February 26/27, 2020
Clowning as a medium of promoting the communication and wellbeing of adults living with cognitive impairments
Presented by Professor Lenisa Brandão
– Wednesday, February 26, 2020 (USA/CA/UK/EU)
– Thursday, February 27, 2020 (AU/NZ/JP/SGP/TWN)
Please note: this is one event, set in a number of different time zones.
About the Webinar: In this session, Professor Brandão will talk about her journey as a Speech-Language Therapist in becoming a clown facilitator for promoting communication and wellbeing. She will tell the story of the clowning group of older adults living with aphasia with whom she works with in Brazil. Professor Brandão’s presentation will also explain the value of nonverbal communication. Additionally, she will outline the key elements that made her choose active clowning as a medium to promote the experience and expression of communicative empowerment. Finally, Lenisa will provide an overview of her professional plans in working with clowning and older adults who live with aphasia and/or dementia.