Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's okay. I speak aphasic.

You're the first responder to a serious car accident. You try to talk to one of the two people in the car - the only one that's conscious. But everything that she desperately tries to tell you seems to trip on her tongue. Is she in shock?

A house is burning down and you are a firefighter. You need to make quick decisions about whether to send your crew inside the burning house. A woman outside the house is desperately trying to tell you something. But... can't... quite...

The Drake Center in Cincinnati Ohio is having a training session for first responders on how to communicate with folks with expressive aphasia. Please click on the flyer, below.

Note that the address of the Drake center is:

151 W. Galbraith Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45215

Please e-mail me if you have any questions...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

2 great videos by Canadian neuroscientist Dale Corbett

The emerging translation of this stuff to clinical practice will be interesting.

Here's another lecture he did. The first half an hour is about his work using hypothermia as a way of treating acute stroke. Right around 29:27 is when he starts talking about rehab.

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