The Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group is proud to collaborate with Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Communication Sciences & Disorders department, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire College of Education & Health Sciences for the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp!
The 14th annual Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp takes place on September 15th – 17th, 2017!!!! See images below of the brochure and registration form. To register electronically, follow this link:
Aphasia Camp Registration
Contact Mary Beth Clark at Mayo Clinic Health System Rehabilitation Services at
(715) 838-1725 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or for a brochure.
Also check out the Camp Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/aphasiacamp/
The National Aphasia Association has a list of “aphasia hacks” that they have started on their website!
What are “aphasia hacks”? They describe it like this….”They’re the tricks that you have up your sleeve to communicate.” Some examples include: carrying a card in your wallet to explain what aphasia is or using a notebook to write things down.
Do you have any strategies that help you communicate in your daily life? If so, click here National Aphasia Association to go to their website and add your input!
“Four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot and the battle for the American Dream”
Book club dates:
3/3: Book Club Celebration!
How many members participated: Five aphasia group members
Members identified reasons to participate: “learn to read” “love to read” “volunteer at Library”
What did we do?
We shared our favorite parts of the book!
We read aloud and shared information from the study guides. See below
We shared opinions and perspectives on the characters.
We completed a character board.
We shared personal stories and talked HISTORY .
We celebrated and watched the DVD, Spare Parts!!!
Book Club rating: 4/5 stars
Spare Parts Worksheets to inspire!
Page 31 to page 112 :
What are the two magnet programs at Carl Hayden High School?
-Marine Science and Computer Science
-Shakespeare and Marketing
-History of the American revolution and Spanish American History
Who is Fredi Lajvardi?
-Disco Dancer at the Catalina Trailer Court
-Program Manager of the Marine Science Class
-Christian’s Uncle from Mexicali
What was the focus of the American Border Patrol in 2004?
-Hunting animals along the border
-Building parks for migrant families
Who is Ramiro Vazquez?
-Teacher at Carl Hayden
What did Oscar, Lorenzo and Christian want to build ?
Why did Fredi have to pull back from his work at Carl Hayden?
-His children required more care
-Didn’t want to be there anymore
The most recent member of the list of people acting as student volunteers
for the Chippewa Valley aphasia group is Sam Furman. A Winneconnee native,
she has three children. Alyssa 19, Corrina 17, and Ryan 14. They make
their home in an apartment building in Chippewa Falls.
Sam has her bachelors degree from UW Stevens Point, and is on schedule to
earn her parchment from UWEC’s master’s program in the spring of ’17.
Her hobbies include reading cooking, and sewing. The last of which has
gotten her involved in costuming. That activity has gotten her into events
of that nature in Madison and Milwaukee.
She also has traveled to Italy.
She is a fun and enthusiastic addition to group.
Written by Rob Gaulke
On May 29, 2015 the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group presented a poster board at the Eau Claire Express Baseball Game. Our goal is to make people aware of “aphasia” and what it means. The photo below shows some of our group members at the event.
Before the game, we had our Spring Picnic and presented Tom Hintgen MA CCC/SLP, former director and founder of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group, with a scrapbook for all of his hard work and countless hours of volunteer time. Our members and staff each made a personal page that expressed their gratitude towards Tom.
L-R: Tom Sather, Tom Hintgen, Susan Hintgen
All pictures in this blog post are taken by Rachel Lacey Nollfrom, posted with permission from Eau Claire Express.