win a copy of Work Out Your Words


Exercise is important, right? This is especially true if you’re recovering after a stroke and rebuilding strength. Stroke Survivor Fitness is a guide for combining exercise and speech, so you can literally “work out your words.” The workbook provides basic exercises for strength-building and stretching while addressing speech challenges.

From the author:

This practical and thorough guide illustrates basic exercises to strengthen your body, improve your balance, and stretch tight muscles. Plus, Work Out Your Words activities introduce new ways to meet speech and cognitive challenges. This guide includes exercises and activities that were developed for Stroke Survivor Fitness classes. Our model, John Dobbin, is a stroke survivor with aphasia and a long-time class member. Everything you need to know about how to do each exercise in this book can be found on a single page.

The author is giving away 30 digital copies of her book to people with aphasia. Want to win a copy?

Fill out this form (only once—duplicate entries will be deleted), and if you are one of the first 30 people on the list, the author will contact you to provide a free copy.

Please direct any additional questions to the author.



  • Marni Turek
    July 15, 2020 at 9:08 am

    I love it – exercise and words! Two of my Moms favourite things. Two things the stroke has tried to steal from her and two things she is fighting to get back in her life.

  • Mary Jane
    July 15, 2020 at 10:12 am

    What can I do to get thru this virus?
    For me, it is important to stay thinking only about TODAY. I try not to think about how tough it is now and tomorrow. By staying with TODAY, I just have one day to be OK. I try to just do “One day at a time.”
    Thank you!

  • Mary Jane Laufenberg
    July 15, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Thank you for the time to think of “One day at a time.”

  • Moses Frazier Jeahpa
    July 16, 2020 at 2:29 am

    I am hard, getting a single word out of my mouth after taking a high blood pressure medication to help lower my blood pressure. The medicine Clonidine was prescribed for my blood pressure I took the medicine for two days and on the third day, I took the medicine and went to sleep. The next morning I was trying to speak but the words could not come out, and having been able to again. Is there any help for someone like me to regain my speaking or part of my speech? Thanks

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