Courses

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Courses

Rehabilitation courses are available to Rodney Aphasia Group members, their caregiver/s and family members. Most courses are offered annually but are subject to sufficient participant numbers.  Special courses are made possible thanks to an annual grant from the Hugh Green Foundation.

Auckland University of Technology Integrated Health Programmes

Auckland University of Technology Integrated Health Programmes
The following programmes are offered during school terms. Days and times vary depending on the class type:
Hydrotherapy for clients with Chronic Musculoskeletal conditions (chronic pain, pre/post orthopaedic surgery, arthritis), Neurological patients (post. Stroke, M.S), Obese populations who can’t do land-based exercise.
Never Too Old suited for the elderly population > 65 years old, or any adults needing exercise in a class setting, focusing on balance, flexibility, and strength.
Tai Chi & Qi gong for anyone needing rehabilitation (anxiety, chronic fatigue, pain, balance problems, post-surgery, diabetes, arthritis, CVA).
Adapted Yoga anyone with a long-term health condition or disability or recovering from a serious illness.
Neuro Fit anyone with a neurological disorder (CVA, MS, SCI, TBI), or undiagnosed balance problems.
Nordic Walking anyone who can walk outdoors with or without a walking stick independently, and who can walk for about 10 minutes before needing a rest.

This programme is facilitated by www.aih.aut.ac.nz

Physiotherapy Clinics

Physiotherapy Clinics
Neuro Clinic for clients with a neurological disorder (CVA, MS, SCI, TBI, balance problems)
Musculoskeletal for clients with Musculoskeeltal presentations. Future comprehensive programmes for low back pain and lower limb.
Exercise Rehab suitable for Cardiac Rehab, Pulmonary Rehab, Pre/post-surgical patients, cancer patients.
www.aih.aut.ac.nz

Brain Gym Workshops

Brain Gym Workshops
Workshops are held over two Sat mornings of 2 ½ hours in duration and are suitable for caregivers, spouse/partners, family and or friends of the person with aphasia.

Brain Gym is an educational program which uses simple movements and activities to enhance the physical skills necessary for learning. Brain Gym, therefore, contributes to improving our skills in memory, maths, reading, writing, coordination, concentration, and communication.

Brain Gym supports the Neuroscience that ‘new neural pathways grow when we move with intention’.

Brain Gym increases self-awareness and provides the tools that enable the release of accumulated stress.

Brain Gym assists with the development of strategies for daily living.

This programme is facilitated by  http://www.braingym.org

Rhythm Therapy Programme

Rhythm Therapy Workshops
Workshops are held twice annually and include four sessions of up to 3 hours in duration. Members look forward to participating at the end of year Christmas Party.

Rhythm Therapy is one of the most powerful forms of therapy. It teaches mindfulness, social interaction, mood control, self-expression and relaxation.

Rhythm Therapy improves concentration and attention span along with coordination and rhythm.  Rhythm Therapy is creative,  fun and interactive and provides opportunities to improve understanding of other cultures.

This programme is facilitated by http://www.rhythmdotcom.com

Caregiver Workshops

Caregiver Workshops 
Workshops are for family members and caregivers of people with aphasia and are held over three Saturday mornings of 3 hours in duration.  Workshops aim to:

Acknowledge the significant and valuable role that caregivers undertake and the unique challenges of living with aphasia.

Instil hope and facilitate the wellbeing of the caregivers.

Provide caregivers/ family members with an opportunity to learn more about aphasia, as well as about strategies, resources, and tools to make communication and social interaction more enjoyable.

Provide a safe environment where caregivers can talk openly about living with aphasia

Provide an opportunity to those living with aphasia to share their stories and ask questions that may enable them to live life well and successfully with aphasia.

This programme is facilitated by www.speechtherapyassociates.co.nz

Living Well & Successfully with Aphasia

Living Well & Successfully with Aphasia
This general programme is for people with aphasia and their caregivers/spouse and family members. It will suit people with any type of aphasia and it does not matter how long you have had aphasia for.

Workshops are held over three Saturday mornings and are up to 3 hours in duration. Workshops aim to:

Provide people with aphasia and their families with an opportunity to learn more about aphasia.

Provide information about strategies and tools to make communication and social interaction more enjoyable.

Provide a safe environment where people with aphasia and their families can talk to others who are living with aphasia.

Provide an opportunity to those living with aphasia to share their stories and get answers to questions that may enable them to ‘live life well and successfully with aphasia’.

This programme is facilitated by www.speechtherapyassociates.co.nz