Christina M. Riseman, University of Colorado Boulder, and Holly Kleiber, University of Colorado Boulder, presented to the committee on aphasia. They provided a powerpoint to the committee (Attachment C). Ms. Riseman discussed the Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic at the University of Colorado Boulder. She also discussed the training of future speech-language pathologists. Ms. Kleiber discussed the life participation approach to aphasia treatment and patient focused care. Ms Riseman discussed how they have incorporated theater into their rehabilitation treatment for aphasia. Ms. Kleiber discussed some of the benefits aphasia patients reported after the theater performance. Ms. Riseman discussed the needs of persons with aphasia, including access to meaningful participation in community, maximizing insurance coverage, funding of university training programs, and community education.