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Structured practice with tablet and smartphone apps that can be used to improve communication and life. Members should bring their own devices.
Read a book or listen to the audio book. Discuss the content of the reading or specific assignments. Average number of pages read per week is 50+.
Read a book or listen to the audio book. Discuss the content of the reading or specific assignments. Average number of pages read per week is 30-50.
Designed to develop basic reading abilities. Reading material and activities allow members with limited reading skills to participate and enjoy reading again.
Group focuses on speech clarity, language use, word retrieval, social interaction, and listening skills at a conversational level.
Group focuses on speech clarity, language use, word retrieval, social interaction, and listening skills at a functional level.
Group focuses on supported conversation of topics of interest using multi-modal communication (writing, gestures, etc.) strategies.
Focuses on use of specific word retrieval strategies and complex language at a conversational level. For members with mild word retrieval deficits.
Focuses on regular and irregular verbs, accurate verb tense usage and vocabulary expansion. Must be able to produce verbal speech at the word to phrase level.
Practice communication skills while discussing a currently popular TV series. Current group choice is the Walking Dead. All communication abilities welcome!
For emerging communicators with significant apraxia and/or aphasia. Group focuses on use of alternative communication systems, multi-modal communication strategies and the Mind Over Matter™ apraxia program.
Focuses on comprehension and expression of prepositions in a variety of conversational contexts.
For members with apraxia of speech to practice using the VAST™ program using an innovative application of video technology and the Mind Over Matter™ apraxia program.
Focuses on reading and following recipes and numerical concepts. Learn to use adaptive equipment for one-handed cooking. A variety of communication levels can participate in this group.
Learn the basics of email and internet searching. Learn to use templates to help write emails. Learn to use software to facilitate writing skills.
For anyone who wants to improve their communication skills in the community. Must be independent with mobility.
This group emphasizes communication through use of motor speech practice, automatic speech tasks and scripting for core functional words / phrases.
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Focuses on auditory comprehension, basic functional communication and social interaction. This group is primarily for members with fluent aphasia.
Uses a “constraint induced” format to encourage use of specific vocabulary (no writing or gesturing!) in the context of logic games and puzzles. For members who speak at the sentence level or higher.
Focuses on learning and using specific strategies to improve high level thinking skills to increase overall independence.
Practice communication, comprehension and number skills by debating episodes of Shark Tank or playing cards.
Listen to a podcast and discuss the content of the weekly listening assignment.
Keep your brain active through use of games. Focuses on basic memory, attention, organization skills and strategies.
Use pictures that you take weekly as a basis for discussion. All communication abilities welcome!
For members with persistent apraxia and/or aphasia. Group focuses on basic vocabulary and use of verbal and nonverbal strategies.
Have fun while exercising your body and your brain. Members of all fitness and mobility levels are welcome. These groups meet next door at Cuppett Performing Arts Center.
For members with apraxia of speech. Introduction to Video Assisted Speech Technology (VAST™) on your iPod, iPhone or iPad in a sequential motor planning program for beginning users.
For members with apraxia of speech. Use Video Assisted Speech Technology (VAST™) on your iPod, iPhone or iPad in a sequential motor planning program.
Note: The SpeakinMotion logo, VAST and VAST logo marks are used under license from SpeakinMotion.
For anyone who wants to work on reading comprehension, retention and reading efficiency.
Emphasizes communication through the use of written key words, lists, pictures, and apps. Group members work to combine skills and tools to get out both the basics and the fun stuff
Uses a “constraint induced” format to encourage sentence level speech (no writing or gesturing!) For members who speak in single words to sentence level.
This group is for members who want focused practice on understanding and using wh-words (who, what, when, where, why).
Designed to practice personal writing skills. For members who write at the word or short sentence level.
Aimed at practicing personal writing skills. For members who are able to write words and sentences.
Discuss and debate current events supported by audio and video clips. The emphasis is the use of memory strategies to retain discussed content from week to week.
For practicing personal and professional writing skills. For members who are able to write sentences to paragraph length.
Focuses on specific parts of speech including verbs, prepositions and adjectives in written and spoken language.
Discussion of current topics in news, sports and pop culture with an emphasis on social media and websites.
For members interested in telling their story, discussing issues related to stroke and aphasia and being part of a podcast production.
All levels class – beginners, stroke survivors and able-bodied are welcome!
For practicing brief presentations. For members interested in returning to work, participating in meetings, giving community speeches or just polishing their ability to speak in public.
Stroke Comeback Center 2017 — Skytemple