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

Aphasia Friendly Toolkit

This new toolkit will help you provide aphasia-friendly materials in your practice.

Available now!

Aphasia Software Finder

Info on aphasia therapy apps and software for healthcare professionals and people with aphasia.

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

Aerobics Update 2019 from Stroke Engine

See Stroke Engine's aerobic exercise recommendations to optimize Best Practices in care after stroke. 

Community Post-Stroke Exercise Classes

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

HealtheSteps® is a free healthy living program that helps individuals to move more, sit less, and eat healthier.
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. 

Return to Work Program

The return to work process after a brain injury like stroke can be challenging.
The return to work team at OBIA can help.

Traffic Light Tool

This is a Post-Stroke Spasticity (PSS) Risk Classification System created for occupational therapists and physiotherapists

Managing Spasticity: Resources & Insights

Resources from the World Stroke Academy to help manage spasticity post stroke.

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
NIHSS Scoring Tips

A pocket guide to help support nurses at the bedside with the completion of the NIHSS. Available in both French and English.

Post-Stroke Checklist

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

Smart Tips for Stroke Care

Smart Tips for Stroke Care is a collection of 15 fact sheets for PSWs and other healthcare providers working with stroke in the community and long-term care setting.

Stroke Rehabilitation Intensity

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

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

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

Stroke Rehabilitation – Key Messages and Resources

A reference document for healthcare providers working in stroke rehab.

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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