Thursday, June 18, 2015

Please Take Time To Talk To The Heart And Stroke Foundation

Please share your voice, your insights and your experience with us as we build better ways to help you – and other Canadians who will experience heart disease or stroke – to reach the best recovery possible.
You are invited to attend one of a series of focus groups being organized across Canada for stroke survivors, people living with heart disease, and family members and friends who provide them support.
There are three ways that we’d welcome your input:
  • You can join us in person. We are planning in-person focus groups in communities across the country (with some opportunity for both French and English participation). Please watch this page for updates as we confirm these locations.
  • You can join us by phone. We will be holding two national teleconference focus groups. You can join from anywhere in the country, however these two teleconferences will be in English only. See below for dates and times.
  • You can provide your thoughts and feedback online. See below for links to surveys in English and French.
Register your interest to participate in a 1½ hour focus group by:
Let us know how you would like to take part – in person, by phone or online. You will receive a confirmation by email or phone, along with the specifics on location, phone number and/or the survey link.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Life Long Stroke Recovery

Life Long Stroke Recovery

When you watch this video, it will change your beliefs about how stroke survivors CAN recover.

RAPPORT (the know, like and trust factor) and STIMULABILITY appear to be key, along with passionate REPETITION framed with a SIMPLE appropriate therapy application, as part of daily lives.
Credit: Mark Ittleman author of "The Teaching of Talking"

Mark's application is for speech. However, I have noted that during the past thirteen years of my recovery, application of this strategy in other therapies has also proven successful.