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Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit description:

How to Enjoy a Balanced Life When You Have Aphasia - An Insider's Perspective
a presentation by Paul E. Berger

Target audience:  Therapists and other medical and health care providers; vocational counselors; students who work with persons who have disabilities; and survivors and family members/caregivers of people with aphasia.

Description:  This presentation/workshop provides a unique perspective on enjoying a balanced life from the patient and family's point of view, with a focus on pursuing life-long and new interests, hobbies, arts and crafts, and sports.  Participants will engage in an interactive activity for all levels of communication abilities. Materials will promote creativity and a positive approach. Be inspired while you learn practical tips from a person with aphasia who has spent more than 15 years on the front lines.  Approximately 1 hour.

Objectives:  Participants will gain an understanding of: (1) the importance of pursuing interests, hobbies, arts and crafts, and sports in improving the quality of life and community re-integration  for people with aphasia; (2) techniques and a demonstration of how to return to and/or begin new interests, for all levels of communication abilities, and all levels of financial ability; (3) how interest groups can be formed by people with aphasia, and/or found in the community; and (4) the availability of local, state and national resources.

Speakers:  Paul E. Berger is a stroke survivor with severe aphasia, winner of the 1999 Award for Individual Achievement from the National Council on Communication Disorders, and author of the nationally-acclaimed book, How to Conquer the World With One Hand...And an Attitude, detailing 15 years of stroke recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration.  His interests include:  model trains (and a layout in his basement), political action (including membership in the citizen's group, ProSpace), self-improvement through Toastmasters, community volunteering through the Stroke Comeback Center, American Heart Association, Rotary, and NARFE, and reading non-fiction books on history, urban affairs, politics and current affairs.  Paul's book is recommended reading by a growing number of university speech and occupational therapy programs.  Paul has delivered 45 professional presentations.  For more information, visit his  website at:


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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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