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Painting: Trying something new?

One of the goals of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group is to get “back into life” by participating in activities that one had done prior to acquiring aphasia.  Another important goal in recovery is trying new activities; even ones that … Continue reading

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Postcrossing!

November 6, 2015 Today we began our new adventure in postcard writing!  We joined an online group of individuals that send and receive postcards to/from random people around the world! www.postcrossing.com Letter writing is becoming a lost art, but it … Continue reading

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Post-Stroke and Aphasia Friendly Workout/Stretches

John Reuter, a Kinesiology Major at UWEC, was gracious enough to present some great information today about specific exercises for people who have one sided weakness (as well as for those of us who need to exercise in general).  He … Continue reading

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Strike Out Stroke

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 … Continue reading

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A Painting Partnership

April 22, 2015 Members of the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group and the UW-Eau Claire BluGold Aphasia Group came together for a Painting Party!  Fun, food, and friends!  We all painted a flower design on a large canvas.  A special “thank … Continue reading

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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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