Videos:Mary Delivering an 8 min. Speech at Gallaudet's Graduation Mary's Gallaudet SpeechMary delivers an 8 minute speech at Gallaudet's Speech Department Graduation using VAST. This would not have been possible without the support that VAST provided./content/video/MaryRoss-GallaudetSpeech-Web-HD.mp4 http://www.speakinmotion.com/shared-video/mary-ross-gallaudet/ %3Ciframe%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.speakinmotion.com%2Fshared-video%2Fembedded%2Fmary-ross-gallaudet%2F%22%20width%3D%22512%22%20height%3D%22288%22%20frameborder%3D%220%22%20scrolling%3D%22no%22%3E%3C%2Fiframe%3E
Mary's own words about VAST
I like VAST because easy, small, and compact.
It helps me to say something words, speech and computer.
Mary Ross has been a member of the Stroke Comeback Center since June of 2006. She had her stroke in September, 2004. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where she raised three children.
Mary is a role model for the Life Participation Approach. She embraces her stroke recovery and community re-integration with equal zeal. Recently, Mary participated in a constraint induced therapy program to improve her right arm function. Simultaneously, she started herself on a walking program monitoring steps by using a pedometer. She even completed the 5K Walk For Hope, benefitting people with brain tumors.
Over the course of her recovery, Mary has tackled many challenges, including returning to email. She works on her reading skills daily. She participates in the SCC VAST group to become more independent interacting with unfamiliar listeners.
Mary likes to travel and has traveled to Ireland with her family. She has progressed from needing 24 hour assistance to only having some daytime help a few days a week. Mary is proof that recovery does not stop 6 months or a year after your stroke. She is a superb role model for perseverance with a smile.