Please join us for a talk with special guest speaker: Jack S. Damicao, Ph.D., -S.L.P., ASHA, Interprofessional Collaborative Practice is increasingly adopted as a preferred healt hcare service delivery model by all stakeholders. Patient-centered care is at the heart of this model. This aligns with our profession’s shifting focus to treatment that promotes increased quality of life for persons with aphasia and dementia. The Life Participation Approach to Aphasia guides practice and research proven to improve quality of life. This lecture will highlight some of the beneficial strategies that can be employed. Using brief descriptions of some strategies modified from qualitative methodologies and contextualizing them within case studies, lecture points and practical techniques will be discussed.