Stroke/Head Injury Support
The Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders at The State University of New York at Fredonia offers support group meetings for stroke and head injury survivors and family members. A typical group meeting will include activities to help stroke and head injury survivors use compensatory strategies to improve communication skills, provide educational information, and an opportunity to socialize and share experiences. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Youngerman Center recognizes that there are individuals in the community whose insurance benefit for therapy has been exhausted but their hopes for improvement have not. Please contact Julie Williams, Coordinator, at 673-4618 for more information about attending the group.
Stroke/Head Injury Support Group Meetings
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
All meetings are at 3:00 P.M. in Thompson Hall, room E148.
Youngerman Center Hosts 8th Annual Stroke Awareness Walk
The Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders at the State University of New York at Fredonia held it's eighth annual Stroke Awareness Walk on September 9, 2017. The event was well received by over 125 participants. The goal of the Stroke Awareness Walk was to promote community awareness of stroke, stroke prevention, and the possible deficits from a stroke. Additionally, the walk was intended to make the public and medical professionals aware of the various services available at the Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders. The Youngerman Center is an outpatient speech, language, and hearing clinic operated by the Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences at Fredonia. The center offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment services to children and adults in the surrounding communities, as well as college students, faculty, and staff. The assessment and treatment of articulation, language, voice, stuttering, swallowing, auditory processing, hearing loss, accent reduction, and neurological disorders such as head injury and stroke are services available at the center.
Free hearing screenings, educational handouts, and informational brochures from the Youngerman Center were offered to participants and members of the community at the event. Julie Williams, Clinic Director of the Youngerman Center, has coordinated the walk since its debut in 2010. Professional staff from the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, graduate students from the CDS department, and students from the State University of New York at Fredonia also participated in the event.