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Programs for Survivors

The Institute develops innovative stroke recovery programs, including an annual rehabilitation assessment, an intensive aphasia program, wellness activities for stroke survivors, and pathways for the clinical use of cutting-edge rehabilitation treatments. It provides information resources to patients and clinicians to help with the post-acute management of stroke-related symptoms.

  • Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program

    The Stroke Wellness Institute in conjunction with the MGH Institute for Health Professions and the SRH Speech-Language Pathology Department sponsors an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program (ICAP) each year in the fall.

    This program incorporates 4 hours of individual and dyad language treatment with an additional 3 hours of life participation activities that will offer further practice of individualized objectives for communication improvement. Participation activities will include physical activity, artistic expression and wellness components designed to facilitate carryover of goals.

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  • Wellness Program

    Paving the Path to Wellness (TM) is presented by Dr. Beth Frates, physician and wellness coach.  Dr. Frates is the daughter of a stroke survivor, co- author of a stroke prevention book, a lifestyle medicine specialist, a mother, a care-giver, and a wellness seeker.

    Dr. Frates’ 12-step plan is built on a growth mindset, healthy eating, lifestyle exercise, sleep, and the power of personal connections. Participants will take each step together, discuss personal strategies and share solutions for positive change.

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  • Support Groups Meetings

    Spaulding Rehabilitation holds support groups and stroke club in Boston and Cape Cod.