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Education

“This short film is perfect for my group of brain injury survivors where we discuss the challenges and humor that come with daily executive function challenges.”  –Lisa Stember, MS, CCC-SLP

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Cheryl has given presentations to a wide variety of audiences, including;

  • state and national professional training conferences
  • peers with brain injury
  • service providers
  • graduate students in speech-language pathology
  • grade school classes
  • families of those with brain injuries

Presentations are tailored to meet each audience’s goals and needs, from informal Q and A to research-based lectures.

To inquire about scheduling a speaking engagement, please contact me:
info@StoryMinders.com or 503-432-3169

Speaking

Speaking topics include:

  • Context-oriented cognitive rehabilitation
  • Communication differences after adult acquired brain injury: storytelling, conversation, and following directions
  • Mild traumatic brain injury: how mild-moderate executive dysfunction creates barriers to accessing cognitive rehabilitation
  • Disability film and comedy: using performance for self advocacy, breaking stigma, and connecting to community
  • Sports brain injury awareness: lifelong consequences of “getting your bell rung” and youth sports legislation
  • Beyond ramps: creating access and inclusion for people with non-apparent disabilities in the workplace, schools, and leisure activities
  • Community-based support: what we do after rehabilitation ends
  • Provider-patient communication: how to maximize understanding and follow-through for individuals with cognitive impairments due to brain injury
  • Personhood after brain injury: impaired awareness, denial or identity

Narrative Medicine and Disability Studies

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Vision:

StoryMinders spotlights the stories told by those affected by brain injury so that they are included in narratives from the larger disability communities and non-disability communities in accessible ways.

Mission:

Through accessible media arts, advocacy, and education, StoryMinders shares unique, first-hand stories of brain injury as a path toward equitable inclusion and community change. We create accessible media in cross-disability settings, emphasizing disability identity and culture.

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