Roberta J. Elman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC/ANCDS is the President/CEO and Founder of the Aphasia Center of California. The Center is an independent, nonprofit organization currently providing conversational, reading/writing, caregiver, and recreational groups for more than ninety individuals with aphasia and their families in the Northern California Bay Area.
Prior to beginning the Aphasia Center of California, Dr. Elman was Co-Director of Rehabilitation at an Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Center. She also served as Director of the Speech-Language Department. Dr. Elman has more than 25 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of neurogenic communication disorders. She is the author of numerous professional publications and is the editor of a book for Plural Publishing entitled Group Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders: The Expert Clinician’s Approach, Second Edition. Dr. Elman is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and serves on the Steering Committee of the Clinical Aphasiology Conference. In 2006, Dr. Elman was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award which recognizes local citizens for their outstanding public service to the community.
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