Without Utterance

Tales from the Other Side of Language, by Ruth Codier Resch



This is a story for everyone of a reluctant hero, told
intimately in the first person, a personal human story of
moving through chaos to find a transformed life.

Finding My Voice with Aphasia: Walking Through Aphasia

Carol M Maloney



Award winning book following the experience of an educator through a stroke, aphasia and rehabilitation.


My Experience with dysphasia

Less Words, More Respect - by Monica Clarke



This highly personal and honest account describes her emotions as she battled for him in hospital when he could not explain that he was in pain, and fought for his right to be consulted about medical procedures.

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly - Le scaphandre et le papillon

Jean-Dominique Bauby


After suffering a massive stroke at the age of 42, Jean-Dominique was left with locked-in-syndrome: completely paralysed, with the exception of his left eyelid, he could only communicate by blinking.

Available also as Audiobook Download and DVD.

The film won awards at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globes and the BAFTA Awards, as well as four Academy Award nominations.

The Man who lost his language by Sheila Hale



A moving insight into the redemption of a great man... provocative - and uplifting; Robin McKie, The Observer.

Running Free

Kate Allatt


At the age of 39, Kate was a busy working mother of three ... she was pescribed a medication for migraine ... fours later she suffered a massive stroke

Kate had lock-in syndrome.

Eight months later she walked out of the hospital and had relearnt how to talk and swallow!

Medication (Talking to your Doctor)

Aphasia Institute, Toronto, Canada


One of a series of pictographic resource is designed to facilitate a conversational partnership between health care practitioners and people with aphasia.

One Hundred Names for Love, by Diane Ackerman

A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing


My Stroke of Insight

Dr Jill Bolte Taylor

Jill Bolte book

Coping With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler

Diane, a Neuropsychologist, sustained traumatic brain injuries years ago.

From her own experience and extensive research, she has written a practical guide for professionals, families, and individuals coping with acquired and traumatic brain injury..

Health info booklets on preventing & living with stroke

Free publications - if you live in Scotland


Stroke - at your fingertips

The more you understand about stroke, the more you can speed up your recovery


In this inspiring guide, three leading experts answer over 280 questions from patients.

After Stroke, by David M Hinds

David made a full recovery from 2 major strokes.

He provides a warmly personal and practical step-by-step recover plan.

My Year Off, by Robert McCrum

Rediscovering Life After a Stroke


McCrum was the literary editor of the Observer when at the age of 42 stroke struck.


Recovering after traumatic brain injury

This is the story, in her own words, of Lynsey's quest to discover her identity and, eventually, to come to terms with her disability.

Brain injury and returning to employment

A Guide for Practitioners


Brain Attack - The Journey Back

Liz Pearl


This anthology is a unique collection of 33 original entries written by victims, survivors and heroes about their recovery journeys from Stroke.

Living with Brain Injury

Philip Fairclough



After falling from a ladder, Philip suffered major brain damage.

He underwent an intensive course of rehabilitation and slowly relearned the lost skills.

Philip's courage and determination characterize this candid account of the hurdles he faced and overcame, in coming to terms with his injury, living in a rehabilitation center'

Stroke Survivor, by Andy Mccann

A Personal Guide to Coping and Recovery


Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology

Joan Green


Families, teachers, and therapists who are searching on how to use the latest technologies to help individuals who struggle with communication.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

by Mark Haddon



Dr. Alex McClimens wrote, "This magnificent essay in communication is compulsory reading for anyone with the slightest interest in autistic spectrum disorders"

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