Author Archives: Aphasia Group Staff

Stroke Warning Signs

The American Heart Association has developed this quick video clip to help spread awareness of the signs/symptoms of stroke! Click below to see the video! Stroke Warning Signs/Symptoms (American Heart Association)   F: Face Drooping A:  Arm Weakness S: Speech … Continue reading

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Benefits of Video Self-Monitoring

10-24-2014: What did we learn as a group from these practice sessions? Some people (maybe most) do not like to be video recorded. People will still be video recorded if it will help them improve their communication skills! Everyone’s goal … Continue reading

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Video Self-Modeling

Video Self-Modeling What is it?   We video record ourselves doing a task.  Then we review the video and identify our strengths and weaknesses. Why? After watching yourself in action, you can find out what you did well and what … Continue reading

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Aphasia Group Picnic

A great time was had by all at the CVAG summer picnic…

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Self-directed Practice

2-2014      Self-directed Practice   During the past month the CVAG has been practicing a language action game that is similar to “Go Fish”. Our volunteers took photos of objects, local places, and familiar faces. They used these materials to build … Continue reading

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Practice, Practice, Practice

1-2014 Practice, Practice, Practice   The CVAG is following a year long plan to explore ways to practice communication. Practice is the key to mastering important skills. Our aphasia group sessions are dedicated to helping group members learn about current … Continue reading

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Conversation practice

11-2013 We are in the midst of a unit involving Conversational Practice.  During our group sessions we spent some time talking about good conversations that our members have had. We talk about troubles they may have run in to. Troubles … Continue reading

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Conversation techniques

10-01-2013   Aphasia distorts the message, and aphasia affects how you feel!     The Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group is following a curriculum that gives our group members a chance to review resources and practice together.  This process will help … Continue reading

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Different kinds of therapy

9-2013 All CVAG members have been involved in Speech Therapy. Our group enjoyed talking about what those sessions were like.  What is remembered most by CVAG members is the relationship that they had with their Speech Therapist.  Details on the … Continue reading

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Stories and Life Experiences

  6-2013: Part I Stories from our life experiences can help us better understand ourselves and each other.  Our Aphasia Group follows a tradition of listening, asking questions and thinking together when a member tells their story.       … Continue reading

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