Solution Name: Retaining or Resuming Work Role
Returning to work:
Returning to work gradually; for example, starting at three mornings a week or even working from home for a period
Returning with shorter hours
Taking more breaks throughout the day
Returning with less workload
Taking on a different role
Work with doctors and your employer to prioritize tasks, timelines, hours of work, and even location of work. Allow extra time for completion of tasks, and when necessary negotiate for additional time, and support services.
Familiarize yourself with your employer's policies on rehabilitation, re-employment and assistance for job re-entry.
Educate employer concerning the types of accommodations you need to help make your return to work efficient, and productive for all parties.
Talk to friends, family, and co-workers. Discuss the types of support and assistance that they can offer to assist you in your return to work
Written instructions and checklists
Dividing complex tasks into smaller steps
Use an organizer
Stimulate language before returning to work:
Talk about things the individual enjoys as family, friends, hobbies - go through family photo albums.
Use any visuals that may be of assistance.
Try SINGING! Sing, or even begin by humming some favorite songs together. Even simple songs such as Happy Birthday". Research has shown that music that is mostly stored in the right side of the brain, stimulates the damaged left side of the brain after a stroke
Talk about things that are important as feelings, responsibilities, problems, finances
Watch game shows that use language or math
Play board games that stimulate language for examples: Scrabble, Chess Checkers