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Free Lecture to Discuss Strategies for Overcoming a Stroke

UNION, NJ - Kean University’s Institute for Adults Living with Communication Disabilities will host author and stroke survivor Dr. Rebecca Dutton for a lecture on Tuesday, November 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the university’s East Campus, Room 105, located at 215 North Avenue in Hillside. Dr. Dutton will discuss the challenges of overcoming a stroke. The lecture is free and open to the general public.

Dr. Dutton, a resident of Robbinsville, N.J., is a former professor of occupational therapy at Kean and worked as an occupational therapist specializing in stroke rehabilitation before suffering a stroke in 2004. Her new book, My Last Degree: A Therapist Goes Home After a Stroke, tells the ironic story of how a therapist, who spent years rehabilitating stroke survivors, learned firsthand the problems that are often overlooked by traditional therapy, from bed mobility to getting on an airplane.

Using her background as a therapist, professor and stroke survivor, Dr. Dutton will discuss the effects and perspectives of a person living with a stroke and provide strategies for successful living. Dr. Dutton’s strategies include.

Kean University’s Institute for Adults Living with Communication Disabilities offers individualized services for clients and families living in New Jersey. Services range from individual and group speech-language therapy to specialized training programs, counseling, client and caregiver support groups. Masters-level student clinicians under the supervision of licensed speech-language pathologists work with clients to achieve maximum recovery and to learn new ways to compensate for lost skills.