What do you know about aphasiatoolbox? 
Editor's Note - Sharon Rennhack:  
Most people know something about aphasiatoolbox - our newsletter, for example.  However, most  do not know that aphasiatoolbox is the leading  telepractice company focused on adults with  aphasia.  They may also not know that we incorporate mindful and neuroplastic therapy as  part of our rehabilitation program and that we include custom protocols in  Aphasia Sight Reader as part of our  program and treatment.

My stroke was  October 2010;  I've come  very far in my recovery during these  6 years by using the aphasiatoolbox  tools and methods.  And, many other  aphasiatoolbox  clients have similar recoveries and results  - including  going back to school, back to work, getting on with their lives. 

In this and upcoming editions,  our  clients talk  about  aphasiatoolbox:  how  they selected us,  how we work together, what a typical session looks like, and  what they like about aphasiatoolbox.  Yes,  we're  blowing our own hornn!       

In this month's edition: 

Bill Connors interviews  Jody Davis, a caregiver;  she offers  her view and testimonial on aphasiatoolbox.  

In his  Tele-tip of the Month, Bill Connors discusses  how  traditional  therapy and ATB differ.

See our current news/events on  stroke/aphasia.

For information  on how we can help your recovery using our aphasiatoolbox program,  contact us at information@aphasiatoolbox.com   OR  schedule a free consultation with our therapists. 
Aphasiatoolbox®: Where Real, Aggressive  Aphasia Recovery Happens Everyday.  

 Bill Connors interviews Jody Davis

In  this month's edition - and upcoming editions,  we  turn  to our  clients  and caregivers.  They  talk about  the use of  telepractice and  our  aggressive approach to aphasia recovery.   As you  know,  each person with aphasia has different problems and issues;  consequently, each person's  outcomes  can be different.
In  this  edition, Bill   talks to  Jody Davis, a caregiver  and coach.


Time:  05:23
 Update on Aphasia Sight Reader

We have changed the format of the Aphasia Sight Reader Modules.   They are now listed by the speech or language domain we are working on.   The list now includes:
  • Cognitive: memory; cognitive flexibility; attention. 
  • Orthographic: keyboarding; flash spelling; spelling.
  • Phonological: AphasiaPhonics; sounds; syllable structure.
  • Pragmatics: discourse; narrative; conversation.
  • Semantic-Lexical: word recall; fluent word recall; numbers.
  • Syntactic: sentence patterning; verbing; conjugation.
This improvement should enhance our treatment, practice and recovery efforts.   
The aphasiatoolbox® staff.
 Bill Connors  discusses: 

How is the aphasiatoolbox Program
different and unique? 

Time:  03:24
 Ask Bill  or Sharon  a question  about aphasia and recovery

Bill Connors  is an SLP  with over  40 years of experience in aphasia  treatment.

Sharon  Rennhack  is   an aphasiatoolbox  practice  coach,   newsletter editor  and  an ex -aphasiatoolbox client.

What do you want to know about aphasiatoolbox or about aphasia?   Contact us at information@aphasiatoolbox.com .   ADD  the name - Bill   or  Sharon. 
 Upcoming Presentations 

Bill Connors.
Bill Connors will present on: "Aphasia-Apraxia Therapy: Exploiting Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness", on October 1,  2016  in Houston, TX. 

This highly interactive presentation will share with SLPs innovative treatment protocols, materials and technology-based tools that enhance clinical skills and assist in the integration of existing scientific evidence and patient values into aphasia rehabilitation. The use of mindfulness techniques to mitigate aphasia stress will be introduced and practiced. The presentation format will include: lecture, discussion and active participation.

Time and Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2016  7:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Houston, TX

Fee:  $175  

Location for  the October 1 event:  

Register here and click on the  link:

1333 Moursund Street
Houston, TX 77030
2nd Floor - Research Conference Center

Stroke/Aphasia News and Events

1. Anemia Boosts Stroke Risk, Study Finds
Older stroke survivors suffering from anemia-a lack of red blood cells-may have higher odds of dying, researchers report. Among thousands of stroke patients, those who were anemic had a 1.5 to two times higher risk of dying within a year compared with patients without anemia, said Dr. Phyo Myint, lead researcher on the new study.

2.  Global Study: Stroke Largely Preventable
Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, says a study led by researchers of the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University. Prevention of stroke is a major public health priority, but the variation by region should influence the development of strategies for reducing stroke risk, say the authors of the study published in The Lancet.

3.  Post-Stroke Stress
A closer look at challenging factors for both patients and caregivers.

Researchers inject an experimental stem cell treatment into the damaged cervical spine of a recently paralyzed young man, restoring a level of function into his hands and arms.

5. Acupuncture Rivals Drug Therapy For Aphasia Recovery After Stroke
Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of aphasia after a stroke. Acupuncture patients regained the ability to communicate through speech and written language at a similar rate as drug therapy patients.

6. Telepractice Brings Aphasia Therapy to Your Home
Guest blogger and speech-language pathologist Beth Dolar answers your questions about telepractice - an exciting new way for people with aphasia to use technology to improve communication after a stroke.

7. Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic completes first Intensive Aphasia Program in Kansas
The Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing (SLH) Clinic at Wichita State completed its Intensive Aphasia Program in August, the first of its kind in Kansas.

8. Delivering virtual group support for people with aphasia
Researchers from City, University of London and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have received a £158,111 grant from the Stroke Association to deliver group support for people with aphasia through a virtual island called Eva Park.

The National Stroke Association hosts the Comeback Trail 5K Walk/Run in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 8 at 8:30 a.m. at Huizenga Plaza, Bubier Park. In addition to Fort Lauderdale there are Comeback Trail events in Cincinnati, Springfield, Mass., on Long Island, N.Y. and in Nashville, Tenn. this fall. There is also Your Trail, Your Way on Sept. 10 for everyone not in one of those cities. Check out http://www.comebacktrail.org for more info.

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