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This is a message from Stroke Network: May is Stroke Awareness Month. This is the time of the year when we take a few minutes, when appropriate, to let others know about stroke. There are several ways to do this. One way is to wear something that calls attention to you being a stroke survivor […]

THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL STROKE ASSOCIATION: Genentech, in collaboration with National Stroke Association and American College of Emergency Physicians, has developed a variety of tools and resources to help you build a successful stroke awareness campaign in your community. And you can easily customize many of these materials by adding your institution’s logo […]

This is a message from National Stroke Association: May Kicks Off National Stroke Awareness Month National Stroke Awareness Month has been recognized in May for 25 years in the U.S. Yet stroke continues to be the fourth leading cause of death—killing nearly 130,000 people a year. Public knowledge of this condition, often called a “brain […]

Posted by Teighlor Lockwood-Koehn Apr 07 2014 Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, and stroke is the fourth leading cause of death. However, compared to similar conditions, such as cancer, heart attacks and diabetes, the public lacks knowledge about stroke. This is clear when looking at the statistics. • Less […]

This message is from National Stroke Association: Earlier this week Congress passed another temporary “fix” to the Medicare therapy caps. They extended the exceptions process for one year (through Mar. 31, 2015). This process allows stroke survivors on Medicare to get more outpatient therapy than the $1,920 caps allow, but only if their healthcare provider […]

This message is from The National Stroke Association: By now you know that every 40 seconds another person in the U.S. experiences a stroke—devastating the lives of nearly 1 million people every year. Unfortunately, far too many don’t survive because they didn’t know the warning signs and to call 9-1-1 right away. But with your […]

Try these Online Speaking Exercises, Anytime, Anywhere Your clients want to re-establish independent communication. We have FREE exercises to help them. With our new TalkPath Online Speech Therapy, you and your clients can work together on more than 1,250 speaking exercises. Your clients can work on their speech with activities like: Functional Word Repetition Functional […]

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Here is a highlight of a recent question for our Professional for the Month and the Pro’s reply: Question: Living in a foreign country with aphasia Posted: 2014-01-02 07:40:58 Currently my husband (48) is diagnosed with severe global aphasia after a recent massive stroke. The initial prognosis was no speech/no comprehension at all unless he […]

Here is Aphasia Hope Foundation’s upcoming Professional Forum Series for 2014: January – Maura English Silverman, MS, CCC-SLP; Communication Coach, North Carolina February – Kristine Lundgren, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Boston University School of Medicine March – Nan Musson, MA, CCC-SLP; BC-NCD-A, VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL April – Audrey Holland, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-NCD; University of Arizona […]

OUR FAITH SAW US THROUGH THE LAST 18 YEARS OF RECOVERY On June 20, 1995, John, age 55 had a massive stroke and was left with Aphasia (loss of speech and language ability), semi-paralysis on right side and Pseudobulbar (also known as involuntary emotional expression disorder). That day John had come home from work, complaining […]