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Ithaca College seeks stroke survivors for program

Ithaca College’s Center for Life Skills is inviting individuals who have experienced a stroke to participate in its fall 2009 session. Running from Sept. 9 to Dec. 11 and consisting of approximately 10 hours of programming per week, the program is intended for individuals who have been discharged from a formal rehabilitation program but deem it necessary to continue post rehabilitation services to improve the quality of their everyday life. The program will meet on the Ithaca College campus, and there is a fee.“The Center for Life Skills features a highly individualized goal-setting program provided by Ithaca College faculty and students from a variety of allied health disciplines, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, therapeutic recreation, and speech-language pathology and audiology,” said Catherine Gooch, program manager. “These shared efforts focus on the integration of therapies to provide the best combination of services for each participant.”Participant outcomes may include increased strategies to facilitate communication, increased awareness of adaptive equipment, increased mobility and independence in self care, and identification of recreation interests.For more information or to arrange for an evaluation, contact Catherine Gooch at (607) 375-6312 or cgooch@ithaca.edu. More information is also available at www.ithaca.edu/hshp/clinics/lifeskills.

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