What Is Music Therapy? Music therapy an allied health profession that utilizes the planned and creative use of music to attain and maintain health and well being (the Australian Music Therapy Association). Individuals do not need to have any musical
Aphasia Registry – Opportunities to take part in Aphasia research. Aphasia & Stroke Caregivers Guide – A range of US articles on Aphasia related topics. Atrial Fibrillation Association (Australia) – Provides information, support and access to established, new or innovative
In 2009 the National Stroke Foundation produced the following resource: Long Term Recovery from Stroke – A Workshop resource for general practitioners. Included in this resource is a description of the roles of the various health care professionals play in
Aphasia is an impairment of language which occurs when someone suffers injury to the language areas of the brain. Aphasia can affect language in many ways including its production (ability to speak), and its comprehension (ability to understand others when
“The Stroke a Chord choir began in 2010 following an observation from stroke survivor Wendy Lyons that people left without speech after their stroke (a condition known as aphasia) could still sing. Being able to sing allowed this group of
27 September 2011
The Society for Neuroscience (Washington DC) has been hosting a Brain Awareness Video Contest. The contest was launched in 2011 to encourage the creation of brief, engaging videos that educate and inspire the public about the brain and nervous system.
University of Queensland’s Shiree Heath, a graduate student was the overall winner of the official contest with The Treasure Hunt, and deservedly so. In it, a child narrates how he came to understand his grandfather’s aphasia.
27 November 2011 In “Trapped in your own body”, Monique Schafter brings us the story of Maree Bourke-Calliss, who suffered a massive stroke 17 years ago at the age of 32 after being knocked in a netball game. Bourke-Calliss became
21 March 2012 The foundation’s face, arms, speech, time (FAST) campaign teaches people to notice if a person’s mouth and face have drooped, check if they can lift both arms, notice slurred speech, and call triple-zero immediately when any such
7 May 2012 The American Stroke Association today kicked off a national hip hop stroke video competition for 10- to 15-year-olds to broaden public awareness about stroke. The free competition at www.strokeassociation.org/hiphopcontest will engage and educate youth on stroke while
23 May 2012 Unique symptoms Many stroke symptoms are common for both women and men. Nonetheless, women may experience these warning signs suddenly: chest pain, face and limb pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, general weakness, hiccups and nausea, reported the National