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medical term for sudden loss of sensation and control caused by rupture or obstruction of a blood vessel of the brain e.g. a blood clot; may be referred to as CVA - cerebrovascular accident

Light Technology Augmentative Communication for Acute Care and Rehab Settings (short summary)

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A consideration of the role of low and light-tech AAC strategies in helping people compensate for communication difficulties as a result of a stroke.

This paper looks at a number of different possible approaches to supporting communication for people with aphasia in the early stages of recovery and emphasises the importance of involving patients and their families in decisions about their care.

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Bill's experiences after a stroke

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Bill and Marge had been a hectic pair, keeping everyone on their toes especially their grandkids. Bill woke up one morning and found that he couldn’t get out of bed and that Marge seemed to be speaking a different language (or at least that was how he remembers it). Bill had had a stroke.

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Jim with locked-in syndrome, using eye gaze

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My husband had a stroke 2 years ago. It left him with something called Locked-In Syndrome. Before the stroke he was outgoing and busy now he seems pretty miserable. He uses his eyes to tell me lots of things.

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weblinks - aphasia / stroke

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These website links related to aphasia and stroke may be useful to you.

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stroke / cerebrovascular accident (CVA)

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An acquired condition, mainly affecting older adults.

stroke-CVA – medical term for sudden loss of sensation and control caused by rupture or obstruction of a blood vessel of the brain e.g. a blood clot. A stroke may be referred to as CVA - cerebrovascular accident. In a child, an interruption to the brain’s blood supply for a very brief time may cause a stroke.

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Factsheet - What is Aphasia?

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Terry using a communication aid after a stroke

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Terry, aged 35 years had a stroke two years ago. Following the stroke she was not able to walk, her right side paralysed; and she could not say any words at all.

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