The Good Enough Principle
Co-Survivor Resource

The Good Enough Principle

The Good Enough Principle refers to the idea that progress is a better goal than perfection in our role as co-survivors and caregivers.  In reality, no one is perfect.  But…
Member Spotlight

Get to Know Leonard Lizaso

Name: Leonard Lizaso When did you have your stroke? February 19, 2021 What was your occupation? Registered Nurse What are your favorite activities now?  Gardening, cooking, carpentry, fixing car What piece of advice would…
Apraxia of Speech

What is Apraxia of Speech?

Apraxia of speech, also called verbal apraxia, is a loss of speech ability from a brain injury such as stroke. A person with apraxia of speech has trouble saying what…
Stroke Wellness and Support Club

Stroke Wellness and Support Club at Sarasota Memorial Hospital

The Stroke Wellness and Support Club at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) has a special division devoted to promoting education, wellness, and the management of stroke and neurological diseases.  They provide…
Broca's Aphasia

Broca’s Aphasia

Broca's aphasia is a nonfluent and expressive aphasia where the person knows what they want to say and can understand others. But, speech takes great effort to say words or…
Stress Grief Depression and Aphasia
Living With Aphasia

Stress, Grief, Depression, and Aphasia

by Donna Polelle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Persons with Aphasia experience a loss of communication, leading to frustration and social isolation.  In addition, Aphasia affects relationships, roles, identity, everyday functioning, and daily…