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How to Communicate When You Have Aphasia - An Insider's Perspective
a presentation by Paul E. Berger & Stephanie Mensh

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 short term and long term speech language therapy from the patient and family's point of view, with a focus on functional communication skills.  Participants will engage in a hands-on activities for all levels of communication abilities. Materials will promote creativity and a positive approach. Be inspired while you learn practical tips from a husband and wife team who have spent more than 15 years on the front lines.  Approximately 1 hour.

Objectives:  Participants will gain an understanding of: (1) the importance of communicating  with family and friends in improving the quality of life for people with aphasia; (2) techniques to improve communication when speech and writing abilities are severely limited; (3) expressing opinions and emotions by the person with aphasia and by family and professionals working with people with aphasia; and (4) using creative approaches and materials to promote communication.

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.  Stephanie Mensh is Paul's wife and co-author, a skilled and creative communicator, an expert in Medicare reimbursement, and advocate for persons with disabilities.  Their book is recommended reading by a growing number of university speech and occupational therapy programs.  Paul and Stephanie have delivered over 50 professional presentations.  For more information, visit their 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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