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The story prominently features the Life Interests and Values (L!V) Cards, produced through an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy that began in 2003, and that currently also involves the Division of Physical Therapy. Authors Katarina Haley, Jenny Womack, Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Denise Caignon, and Karen McCulloch and illustrator Stuart Helm worked closely with people with aphasia, volunteer raters, and graduate student research assistants to develop a pictorial material that would be at once engaging, clear, and relevant.
The project was funded by the Department of Allied Health Sciences and by the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at UNC.
For more information about the L!V Cards, visit www.livcards.org.