Joan Green Shares Cutting-Edge Resources to Improve Reading, Writing, Speaking, Thinking and Learning on "Coping with Caregiving" Radio Show

Joan Green discusses the need for families to take the initiative to learn more about cutting edge resources that can greatly help people who have aphasia, head injuries, learning disabilities, developmental speech and language challenges and cognitive decline.

Potomac, MD, November 14, 2008 --( Listen to Joan Green, M.A. CCC-SLP, Founder of Innovative Speech Therapy on the “Coping with Caregiving” radio program (segment 2): The host, Jacqueline Marcell, is the author of “Elder Rage” ( and a nationally known speaker on eldercare awareness and reform. Green stresses the importance for family members to take the initiative to seek out innovative resources to help their loved ones who have special learning and communication needs, because teachers and therapists often don’t know these technologies exist. Text readers, multi-sensory interactive software, word prediction programs, study tools, games to keep the brain sharp, and accessibility options of mainstream products, can be goldmines for recovery and learning. Computers can greatly enhance the progress of people who have aphasia, head injuries, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and memory challenges. Since no single hardware or software product addresses each person’s unique communication and cognitive profile, Green highlights the need for professional guidance to match the appropriate technology and strategies for each individual. In the hands of creative and skilled users, these products can unlock the potential of many individuals with disabilities and help them achieve success at home, school, work, and in the community. Special reports on these issues are available at Green received her Master's in Speech Pathology from Northwestern University and has worked in a variety of acute care, rehabilitation and home-care settings. She is the founder of Innovative Speech Therapy in the Washington, DC area, providing treatment, consulting, training and coaching to clients, families, and rehabilitation and education professionals. She is also the creator of the Innovative Technology Treatment Solutions webinar series, and author of “Technology for Communication and Cognitive Treatment: The Clinician’s Guide” available at For more information about Joan Green, please see: Free special reports may be found at

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