» Dr. Candace P. Vickers
Adjunct Faculty

College of Educational Studies
Dr. Candace P. Vickers
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Education
Chapman University, Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders
Chapman University, Master of Science in Communicative Disorders
The Claremont Graduate University, Ph.D. in Education
Biography
Candace Vickers, Ph.D., CCC-SLP serves as Clinical Faculty in Neurological Disorders for the Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program at Chapman University where she teaches neuroanatomy, advanced adult language disorders and motor speech disorders and supervises both schools based and medically based practicums.  She has over 30 years of experience in assessment and treatment of adults with acquired neurogenic communication disorders and served as full time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton from 2001 to 2003, and adjunct faculty at California State University, Long Beach and California State University, Fullerton for multiple graduate courses between 2005 and 2009. Candace received her master of science in communication sciences and disorders at Chapman University in 1978 and her doctorate in education from Claremont Graduate University in 2008.  She created the Communication Recovery aphasia groups for St. Jude Medical Center in 1994 and is the author of a book by the same name: Communication Recovery: Group Conversation Activities for Adults, published in 1998 by Communication Skill Builders. She is a long time member of ASHA and CSHA, as is a member of the newly formed Aphasia Alliance and was a beta field tester for the World Health Organization’s ICF.  Candace is also an active participant in the Orange County Stroke Rehab Network sponsored by UC Irvine’s Brain Repair Center.

Research interests:
Candace’s research interests include measuring and improving social and communication participation after aphasia, the study of social networks after aphasia, group treatment of aphasia, constraint induced language treatment for aphasia, and partner training for primary partners of persons with aphasia.

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

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. & 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. (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.

Presentations:
Vickers, C.  & Boudreau, M. Life participation, education and advocacy among volunteers with aphasia. Poster presentation for American Speech Language Hearing Association, November 19, 2011, San Diego, 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


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

Vickers, C. Social networks after the onset of aphasia: The impact of aphasia group attendance. Poster presentation for the American Speech Language Hearing Association, November 20, 2010, Philadelphia, PA.


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