Stroke Onward is pleased to provide book group discussion guides that we have developed in collaboration with academic and community partners. Our goal is to make it easier for book group facilitators to help survivors deepen and personalize their reading of Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves after Stroke, and support their emotional journeys in recovery.
These materials are intended to be utilized in a well-supported group setting, potentially a book club or peer-to-peer support group run by skilled facilitators. Participant feedback has confirmed that reading the book has been valuable but that the opportunity to discuss it and engage with fellow survivors has been even more impactful. As one survivor who participated in our development process commented, the most meaningful part of the experience was, “Realizing that I am not alone.”
Our initial book group discussion guide was developed to serve as a resource for those with aphasia, other communication challenges, or anyone who might simply benefit from the use of more accessible materials. For facilitators, we have created and tested aphasia-friendly Points of Reflection (questions) as well as chapter support materials and a range of additional resources.
Additional materials to support other groups who might read and discuss Identity Theft, including carepartners and healthcare professionals, will be added in the near future.