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Are YOU ready to be the next success story?   Contact Us to schedule your free consultation and get started with your personal, aggressive, effective recovery program.   This page is being updated. 

David Kenyon, Lancashire, United Kingdom   "After several years of treatment, we were told that David had reached his limit and his severe speech problem would never improve and that it was,  'a waste of time even looking for any more therapy.'   We were stuck and he could not talk.  Then, 5 weeks ago, Bill Connors and aphasiatoolbox dropped into our lives.  While it is still early, David can now control his jaw and voice, his arm/limb apraxia improves everyday, he is even saying vowels which he was unable to do since his stroke.  He has begun to call me by my name, something I thought would never happen.  Instead of the end, we have a new beginning.  Hope is back but now it comes with effective action; the doctors and therapists were mistaken.  My husband is now motivated and enthusiastic.  All of this life changing stuff we do over the internet. in the comfort of our home 3,500 miles from the actual aphasiatoolbox office"    Joey Kenyon 5/20/18

Susan Balling, Dayton, OH  "In 2014, I suffered a major stroke.   At that time I remember that I couldn’t speak at all or even get my voice working.  Thankfully, I survived and began working on recovering my speech and language.   I was very frustrated with how slow my recovery was taking especially since I’m a hard worker.   When I started working with aphasiatoolbox.com about nine months ago things changed.   My speech therapist at aphasia toolbox, like me, was aggressive and focused and also challenged me.   When traditional speech therapy ran its course, those at aphasia toolbox allowed me to see that I could continue to recover my speech.  Now I’m reading at about 80% and writing at about 30%. I can have full conversations with my husband and others.   I feel pretty positive about my continuing and eventual recovery!"  Susan Balling, 5/24/18

Sharon Rennhack, on staff of aphasiatoolbox® Plantation, FL, USA    "After 30 years as a researcher/librarian/writer, working, in the fields of Advertising/Marketing, Financial Services, Management Consulting, and News/Television, I suffered a stroke with significant aphasia in 2012.  Today, by using the AphasiaToolbox® services, tools, and resources, I am the lead Certified Aphasiatoolbox Practice Coach and editor of the  Newsletter. As part of my whole person recovery, I began to kayak and as well as a camp and hike. "   Sharon Rennhack 5/17/18  Sharon will discuss how to recover from aphasia with your personally.  Contact her here or call 724.831.8353 .

Paul Berger, Potomac, MD, on staff of aphasiatoolbox® VA
I am a person recovering from aphasia, and am an author, speaker, creator of strokesurvivor.com, publisher, and a consumer consultant.   I am a  volunteer advocate, serving on various boards and committees, and works as an expert consumer consultant for aphasiatoolbox.com.  The progress I made working with the experts at aphasiatoolbox, has allowed me to co-present with Bill Connors at numerous state and international speech therapy and consumer conferences.   update  5/18/18

Christine Huggins, Marietta, OH, USA
Christine, who is an attorney experienced a severe aphasia after a stroke.   She partnered with David Dow to create the Aphasia Recovery Connection (ARC) Facebook page and online support group. She was appointed by the governor of OH to serve on a disability consumer board and continues to hone her speech, language and technology skills. Christine started aphasia treatment with aphasiatoolbox in 2011.

Dr. Roy Ivy, El Peso, TX  Roy graduated from medical school in 1968 then proceeded to have an illustrious career in Gynecology/Obstetrics. until a stroke  in 2009 left him with pure alexia, a fairly rare acquired reading problem.  He was unable to read  accurately and quickly enough to see patients.  Roy’s wife Charlotte says:  "Months of speech/language therapy and personal effort had failed to help Roy accomplish his goal.    Your program sure gave us the tools he needed for recovery!  Roy is back to work doing what he loves;  he is currently working four days a week at his GYN practice and is playing a lot of golf!"  Dr. Ivy started aphasia treatment with aphasiatoolbox in 2010.  updated 5/19/18 

Janet Ross, on staff of aphasiatoolbox®  Alberta, Canada
Janet was the first person recovering from aphasiato join the aphasiatoolbox staff.  She had been a social worker and academic instructor with expertise in the use of online instruction until her stroke.   After working with aphasiatoolbox treatment and tools, she co-presented with Bill Connors a presentation titled, International online aphasia groups for support, treatment and collaborative, peer practice -- Flattening the World of Aphasia Recovery at the International Aphasia Conference in Montreal June 27, 2010. Janet recently facilitated a conference of >200 participants as they worked together to help her community, Slave Lake, Alberta recover from a natural disaster. Janet started aphasia treatment with aphasiatoolbox in 2008.  

Rosie Watt, Australia  Rosie has entered college as a freshman after a year of working on her reading problem (alexia) and aphasia with aphasiatoolbox. Initially, it took her 6:35 minutes to read aloud a long paragraph that she can now read in 1:40 minutes. Rosie started aphasia treatment with aphasiatoolbox in 2010.

Nancy McCambridge,on staff of aphasiatoolbox® Penn Hills, PA
Nancy, a person recovering from aphasia and alexia/agraphia,  joined the staff of aphasiatoolbox in 2011 after a decade of aphasia treatment and practice.  She is our team leader for data entry and billing.  Since her stroke while participating in the aphasiatoolbox® treatment program, Nancy gained competency in several technological programs including the accounting program QuickBooks online.   She is a very active grandmother.  Nancy started aphasia treatment with aphasiatoolbox in 2000.  updated 5/20/18

Dr. F. Gordon Foster, Butler, PA
A number of years after his stroke, Dr.Foster,  a neurologist and psychiatrist, utilized three of his life’s passions – photography, swans and poetry, to create his book of photographs of swans and accompanying poetry title  The Seasons of the Swans in 2006 . The book was published by Mechling Bookbindery ( www.mechlingbooks.com ) and is also on Amazon (The Seasons of Swans) The book uses the four seasons as a format to blend visual and poetic art forms.   Gordon started aphasia treatment with aphasiatoolbox in 2002.  updated 5/17/18

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In Memoriam -  Mary Smith, Eugene, OR Mary used her improved communication skills to spend time with her family and friends. She returned to helping manage her husband’s dental practice and some other entrepreneurial ventures.  She and Rich co-presented with Bill Connors at the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s state convention in Los Angeles and at an aphasiatoolbox® full day workshop in AZ.   Mary started aphasia treatment with aphasiatoolbox in 2010.


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