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 Fairfax Caregiver

All-day Communication and
Attitude Workshop for
Stroke Survivors with Aphasia,
Family and Professionals

Presented by Stroke Survivor
Paul Berger and his wife
Stephanie Mensh

This all-day workshop promotes living well with stroke and aphasia through improved communication and positive attitudes.  Designed for stroke survivors with aphasia, family, and professionals, this workshop features presentations by both of us, tailored to your community, with hands-on small group activities accessible to all levels. We provide background materials and worksheets in easy-to-duplicate formats. Continuing education units (CEU) drafts are available.

    “Thank YOU for your wonderful workshop! I feel you planted a seed with all three of the groups. Several of the professionals had "aha" moments about living with aphasia for life. The professionals gained as much from the conference as the people with aphasia and their families. You wouldn't believe how many people signed up for starting an aphasia network, fundraising, and research.  I'm sure this was due to your inspiring presentations.”
    --Fran Tucker, PhD, SLP-CCC, St. Louis

    “Paul's research on upcoming events in St. Louis was phenomenal.”
    --Stephanie Berry, St. Louis

    “My favorite part was the fact that he could talk so I could understand.”
    --Stroke survivor, St. Louis

    “Excellent. You both exceeded my expectations for the program today. As a speech therapist, I appreciated hearing what helped Paul begin to speak, read, and write again in order to give me ideas in treating people I work with.
    -- Laura Heppe, St. Charles, MO 

Sample Agenda

9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 am

Welcome and Workshop Goals

10:00 am

Opening session:  "You Can Do It!"  
- Paul Berger & Stephanie Mensh

10:30 am

Workshop Session #1: 
How to Communicate with Family & Friends
- Paul Berger & Stephanie Mensh
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11:15 am


11:30 am

Workshop Session #2:
How to Set Goals When You Have Aphasia
- Paul Berger & Stephanie Mensh
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12:30 pm

Lunch & Book Signing

1:30 pm

Workshop Session #3-A:
How Interests and Hobbies Give You a Balanced Life   - Paul Berger
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Workshop Session #3-B:
How to Succeed When Your Spouse Has Aphasia (only family caregivers and professionals)     - Stephanie Mensh
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2:30 pm

Workshop Session #4:
Exercise Improves Your Thinking
- Paul Berger & Stephanie Mensh

3:00 pm

Workshop Session #5:
- Paul Berger & Stephanie Mensh

3:30 pm

Questions & Answers, Program Review, Next Steps, and Closing Remarks

4:00 pm

Adjourn & Book Signing

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You are marvels!  I just read the newsletter ... and it is simply priceless (I always read them, and they are all noteworthy, but this one is beyond good.)  Paul, your book is in my book as something that all clinicians should have, read, pass on (ie, make them buy) to their clients.
 -Audrey Holland, Professor Emerita,University of Arizona

I came across your website today and just wanted to congratulate you on providing a helpful resource for stroke survivors and healthcare professionals.
     -Marisca Baldwin, The Pat Arato Aphasia Centre, Toronto,,Canada

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