These clinical tools and stroke awareness materials have been created by subject matter experts within the stroke system to support best practices.

Click the title for more information and to access the tool or website. 

Aphasia - Introduction

This short video is an introduction to aphasia post-stroke.

Aphasia - Practical Post-stroke Tutorials

Practical videos to help enhance conversations.                                                         

Aphasia Institute e-Module

Supported Conversation (SCA™) eModule

Aphasia Institute (SCA™) Resources

 Free pictographic resources called 'Participics' to help facilitate conversations

Exercise, Balance & Mobility
Aerobic Exercise after Stroke - Clinician's Guide

Aerobic exercise can be helpful to improve physical and cognitive recovery

Aerobic Exercise after Stroke - Patient's Guide

Aerobic exercise can be helpful to improve physical and cognitive recovery

Community Post-Stroke Exercise Classes

Free virtual community exercise classes for stroke survivors within the Champlain region

iWalkAssess Approach to Walking Assessment

Clinical toolkit to help physiotherapists use an evidence-informed approach

Reactive Balance Training Toolkit

Helps people practice and improve control of their balance reactions to prevent falls

Life Roles
Driving after a Stroke in Ontario

Patient-focused resources to help guide the stroke survivor's return to driving. Available in several languages.

Driving after a TIA in Ontario

A patient-focused resource to help guide the stroke survivor's return to driving following a trans-ischemic attack.

Returning to Driving Toolkit

This toolkit focuses on physical, visual, and cognitive exercises clients can work on while they recover from a stroke.

Intimacy & Sex after Stroke

Information and support to help clinicians address sexual health and intimacy following stroke.

Return to Work Self-Assessment

Self-assessment  guide focusing on individual recovery efforts and one's ability or readiness to return to work. 

Transitions to Home & Community
Champlain Community Support Network 

A simple way for healthcare providers to access local community support services. Persons with stroke may also self-refer.

Living with Stroke Series

Information from various professionals who are part of a stroke care team, along with stroke survivor stories.

Self-Management Toolkit

Evidence-based practical tools and resources that providers can use to support patients and families. 

Stroke in Young Adults

A resource book for young adults with stroke, their families, and caregivers.

Your Stroke Journey

A guidebook for adults who have had a stroke, their caregivers, family members, and friends.

Virtual Creative Engagement for Older Adults

Guide to free virtual services designed to help long-term care teams address under-stimulation and loneliness felt by residents.

Vision Loss Rehabilitation

Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada (VLRC) provides a range of services that help individuals with vision loss lead more independent, active lives.

Treatment Guides
Occupational Therapy Toolkit

A comprehensive, practical resource developed to support occupational therapists

Post-Stroke Checklist

A brief, easy-to-use tool to help healthcare professionals identify post-stroke problems amenable to treatment and subsequent referral. 

Stroke Rehabilitation Intensity

A module to learn about rehabilitation intensity requirements and why they are important for patient outcomes.

Stroke Rehabilitation – Key Messages and Resources

A reference document for healthcare providers working in stroke rehab.

Taking action for Optimal Community and Long-Term Stroke Care (TACLS)

A series of resource sheets for the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations 

Upper Extremity Tools

The GRASP (Graded Repetitive Arm Supplementary Program) is an arm and hand exercise program for people with stroke.  Available free of charge.

Hemiplegic Arm Protocol

A package to assist health care providers in the implementation of the best practice guideline: Management of the Hemi Arm

OT Toolkit for Assessment & Treatment of the Upper Extremity

A toolkit to improve the consistency of implementing best practice management of the upper extremity following stroke.

ViaTherapy App

Best practice and evidence-based recovery interventions for upper extremity stroke rehabilitation at your fingertips

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