Helpful resources for rehabilitation from stroke and other
big keyboard stickers
on your existing keyboard. These stickers are 4
times as big as a regular key.
- Easier mouse option
people find a trackball easier to use than a
mouse. A computer mouse can be difficult
for someone with poor dexterity to use because
you move the mouse with your hand or arm. Also,
clicking often moves the mouse. Trackballs can
be much better because you move them with your
finger and click by moving your finger from the
ball to a button, so it's impossible to
accidentally move whilst clicking. We
recommend a trackball that you control with your
fingers (not the thumb). We've had very good
luck with the inexpensive Logitech Marble Mouse.
It's about $20 at
at Office Depot or a similar computer store.
Stroke Survivor Resources
Aphasia Therapy Resources
Help non-verbal patients communicate:
Kwikpoint picture communicator was designed
for travelers who don't speak the local
language. But it's also an economical
communication board for people who
can not speak. They can point to the pictures. A
great temporary measure before the patient makes
more progress with speech or writing.
- National Aphasia Association
has a free Aphasia Kit you can order by calling
800-922-4622. They also have a new Aphasia
Handbook you can order for a nominal charge. You
sample pages on their website and
it on their website or call them for more
Intensive Aphasia Therapy Centers provide a
variety of aphasia therapy all day long for days
or weeks at a time. These centers usually
provide hours of intensive therapy per day.
Another option is to go to a
Clinic where speech pathology
students-in-training will provide a few hours of
therapy per week. Much less intensive but very
Aphasia Therapy Software that patients have
been using for independent home (or clinic)
practice since 1995.
Aphasia Support Groups are also listed at
the National Aphasia Association. Or call 1-800-553-6321 to find the
support group nearest you.
Hope Foundation has a variety of resources
for those with aphasia.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Other Websites on Stroke or Brain Injury
Rings - This lists all of the Web Rings to which Bungalow
belongs. If you like BungalowSoftware.com, you might find these
helpful as well.
injury recovery aids, caregiver information,
family support at
This is a great way to get economical speech therapy after insurance benefits
Universities that teach Speech Pathologists often have University Clinics
where the students practice what they are learning. Patients
can often get inexpensive therapy at these clinics.
These clinics are in two lists: those that are Members of
the Academic Council and those that are not. There is little
difference (to patients) between the two, it's just the way
they are listed. The universities listed in the link
below all have speech therapy programs so they are very
likely to also have clinics where the patients practice
under close supervision.
University speech therapy