A Letter to Mark From Houston Stroke Warrior Friends

I wanted to post on the Blog this note from a couple who have been learning the Teaching of Talking Method at The Houston Stroke Warrior Meetings during the last few months. It shows a mutual respect and a deep level of caring that is shared between therapist, caregiver, and person with the speaking difficulty. I hope this will inspire other caregivers and speech language pathologist professionals. This is why I wake up each morning and can’t wait to help someone in need.

Mark,
THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY OF HAVING “ONE-ON-ONE” SESSIONS WITH YOU THESE PAST SATURDAYS.

THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN US ENOUGH TO INVEST YOUR TIME, EFFORTS, AND EXPERTISE IN OUR JOURNEY TO RECOVERY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT

THANK YOU FOR TEACHING US THAT, EVEN WITH LIMITATIONS AND CHALLENGES, WE CAN ENGAGE IN SIMPLE, MEANINGFUL, FUN, CONVERSATIONS.

THANK YOU TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL WIFE, FOR HER WILLINGNESS TO SHARE YOU WITH OTHERS IN ORDER TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOR THE BETTER.

THANK YOU FOR INSTILLING IN US A “CAN DO” ATTITUDE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LAUGHTER AND WINNING PERSONALITY.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING A LASTING IMPACT ON OUR LIVES.

WE WON’T EVER FORGET YOU!

WARM REGARDS,

FAIRY AND WILL

About Mark Ittleman

Mark Ittleman is a Senior Speech Language Pathologist and serves those with moderate to profound speaking difficulties. He consults with many of the best rehabilitation hospitals and now travels the country with his wife, and lectures at Universities, Hospitals, and Aphasia Organizations. He also consults with people all over the world with speaking difficulties and their families.
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