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A mini guide for people with aphasia and their families This post is by Caitlin Longman:   This booklet was created with the help of many individuals with aphasia and I am grateful from all the input from therapists and organisations across South Africa. Please feel free to print out this booklet and share with other […]

Stroke survivors on Medicare have been put through enough! Year after year, they are hit with the possibility of facing a punitive cap on their rehabilitative therapy. Thankfully Congress routinely allows for an exceptions process, but it must be renewed every year. That usually happens at the last minute, right before the old exceptions process […]

Gina writes: “NEED HELP”! I had meningococcal encephalitis in 2008 & it paralyzed my vocal chords. I haven’t spoke since I’m 40 & have two daughters, 14 & 18 & i’d love to tell them I love them I read about you’re program & wondered if you had any programs that would suit me. I […]

Understanding Aphasia – A free educational resource launched to increase awareness for National Stroke Week in Australia (8-14th September 2014) Please find a link below to a free video aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the effects of living with a communication difficulty caused by brain injury (Aphasia). www.youtube.com/user/understandingaphasia Aphasia is a complex condition […]

Aphasia is just one of many neurological speech, language and communication disorders that speech-language pathologists may encounter during their careers. Aphasia can be the result of stroke or traumatic head injury, and affects the parts of the brain that are responsible for using and comprehending language. Those suffering from aphasia can have difficulty or even […]

To help you learn the warning signs of stroke and stroke symptoms, we have created four fun, interactive games for you to play. Test your knowledge today. Quickly identifying the early warning signs may help save your life or the life of someone else. Share your score on Facebook and challenge your friends to beat […]

Know the Signs of Stroke – Follow the FAST rule, experts advise By Randy Dotinga Posted for Health Day News on Saturday, May 10, 2014 Some reminders about detecting and treating strokes are offered as Stroke Awareness Month continues. Dr. Henry Woo and Dr. David Fiorella, co-directors of the Stony Brook University Cerebrovascular and Stroke […]

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 […]

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 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 […]