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Stroke families know better than anyone the importance of knowing the signs, Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1 (F.A.S.T.). As potential bystanders, all of us should know how to recognize and respond to a stroke emergency. Doing so can mean quick stroke treatment and recovery. Read more

Living with aphasia can be confusing, frustrating and isolating. Aphasia Recovery Connection (ARC) has designed Aphasia U Boot Camp program to help you learn, share, and connect you with others to improve the quality of life for people with aphasia and their loved ones. A 1 week educational and social program that supports people with […]

A message from National Stroke Association: Because stroke can happen to anyone, at any age, and at any time, it is important to talk about stroke prevention. We are excited to unveil our 2015 National Stroke Awareness Month campaign for this May! Although not all strokes can be avoided, up to 80 percent of strokes […]

May is National Stroke Awareness Month…A message from National Stroke Association Spread the Word About Stroke Be aware and share this May for National Stroke Awareness Month. Download Facebook cover photos, e-cards, a stroke symptoms poster, and more. Share with family and friends. It’s all available at our Stroke Awareness Resource Center. Click on Awareness

It’s a step backwards, isn’t it? It seems to go against the natural progression of rehabilitation. At least that’s what everyone said. But what exactly happens if we do not follow this road? Who decides what is the right direction? Is this journey the same for everyone? It always puzzled me. One of the first […]

Smart911 is an enhanced 9-1-1 system where you can prepare for an emergency before one happens. Here’s how it works, you create a Safety Profile online at www.smart911.com which can include your name, home address, photos of family members, even your medical history. Your profile is then stored in secure national databases. And if you […]

Dr. Lauren Lieberman and Ozkan Tutuncu, Ph.D. from Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education at the College at Brockport, SUNY are conducting a study to determine the accessibility of hotels and accommodation facilities with the life experiences of people with disabilities. We are ready to send the questionnaire out to people with disabilities, […]

You’re watching television and a commercial comes on. It’s one you’ve seen before, but this time you burst into tears. You can’t stop crying. Later, you spill something and you become angrier than you should. You’re frustrated because you can’t control your emotions. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Dealing with the emotional and […]

Question: I need someone to tell me if this gets better?? My husband had a stroke in October and has speech aphasia. He is in speech therapy six days a week. We are coming up on that infamous six month mark…..and still have a ways to go. Will he get better….or do I just need […]

SLPs develop comprehensive Spanish-language battery for developing treatment approach for patients with difficulty swallowing. Have you ever been responsible for assessing and treating an adult patient with dysphagia whose only spoken language was not that of your own? I have. I found that I needed to be able to do more than simply dispense the […]