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Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit draft description:

What Professionals Need to Know
to Help Their Clients Conquer Stroke and Disabilities

a presentation by Paul E. Berger & Stephanie Mensh

Target audience:  Therapists and other medical and health care providers, vocational counselors, and students who work with persons who have disabilities, especially associated with stroke.

Description: This presentation provides a unique perspective on short term and long term rehabilitation therapy, community reintegration, and return to work following a stroke, from the patient and family's point of view.  Be inspired while you learn practical tips from a husband and wife team who have spent more than 19 years on the front lines.

Objectives: Participants will gain an understanding of: (1) the importance of setting short term and long term rehabilitation therapy goals based on outcomes, especially the importance of ambulation; (2) the impact of insurance limitations; (3) maximizing the effectiveness of the families/caregivers; (4) generating motivation to succeed; (5) considerations for successful return to work; and (6) the importance of a balanced lifestyle.  Participants are encouraged to ask questions that they might not feel comfortable asking their own patients.

Speakers: Paul E. Berger is a stroke survivor, 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, 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

Duration: The program generally runs 45 minutes plus 15 minutes for discussion and questions; however, it can be tailored to individual program needs.


Copyright (c) Paul E. Berger & Stephanie Mensh

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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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