Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Aphasia and United States Marine Corps


Rebels with a cause

Stroke One and Two: Bonnie Klein's Journal
Bonnie Klein, Video Journals / 2006
Length: 7 min 16 sec

Bonnie Klein tells the story of the two catastrophic strokes she suffered at the age of 46. The second stroke left her unable to move, breathing with a respirator and able to communicate only by blinking her eyes. The story of her surgery and long rehabilitation follows. In the end Bonnie also recalls the terrible psychological effects of the strokes, including panic attacks and hallucinations.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

WSJ Restoring Loss Speech After a Stroke

Monday, November 27, 2006

Clip from "Talk" by the Disability Rights Commission (UK)

Radio Documentaries "In So Many Words"

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

3lbs. "Lost for Words"

Monday, November 20, 2006

aphasia nyc St. Peter's Church ( 54th Street and Lexington Avenue)

Sunday, November 19, 2006

"3 lbs" - TV CBS

The young woman then experiences aphasia -- she could not use or comprehend words. These are real-life issues and problems inherent in the real neurosurgical suite, said Dr. James Schumacher, a Sarasota, Fla., surgeon specializing in functional neurosurgery for Parkinson's disease and epilepsy, and the show's consultant.

"ER" TV- Alone in a Crowd

Ellie Shore is a mother of three who has a stroke and cannot speak. While she is treated, we are inside her head, hearing her thoughts. Wendall dumps Carter on their three-month anniversary, since he's clearly still attached to Kem. Neela and Ray treat three kids with a suspicious father. Morris has applied for Chief Resident. Luka and Carter want Pratt for the job, but he's not interested. Dubenko wants to write up a case with Abby, but is he interested in taking her on a date instead? Luka and Sam discuss kids.

"House M.D." FOX TV Episode: Failure to Communicate

When a famous writer is brought in with language difficulties, House must assist via phone while waiting for a delayed plane...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

"Flawless" - Film

The 1999 film features De Niro as Walter Koontz, a homophobic New York police officer who suffers a stroke that leaves him partially paralyzed and with a severe speech impairment. His doctor recommends singing lessons to help him improve the clarity of his speech. Too ashamed by his impairment to seek out a professional voice coach, he turns for help to his neighbor (played by Phillip S. Hoffman), a flamboyant pre-operative transsexual. In the course of their interactions, they discover that although they are each deeply prejudiced against one another, they also have a great deal in common.

Grey's Anatomy

Friday, November 17, 2006

Improve Receptive Aphasia with Speech Therapy on Video!

The Hope of Words: Dr. Swathi Kiran

MRI images of strokes in the brain, seen from below. The areas with lesions show up as a lighter contrast. The image on the left shows a fatal stroke to the middle cerebral artery. On the right, a posterior stroke in the left lobe causes the patient to have aphasia.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book. (Book and Movie)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Brain Aneurysm Survivors, NYC Meetup Group

Young Stroke Survivor Group

Next: Dec. 12 2006
5:30-6:30 pm
RG-10 Conference Room
Rusk Institute of Rehabiliation Medicine
400 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

Please RSVP to Dina Pagnotta, MPT -------

St. Vincent's Aphasia Support 6-7 PM

Next: November 27, 2006
St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan

St. Peter's Church Aphasia Group - Mon. 2-3:30 PM

Mondays, 2 PM to 3:30 PM, except holidays
Committee Room, St. Peter's Church
Citicorp Building
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street