Bob Alves, Residential Team Lead for NeuroRestorative Massachusetts, is honored by The MENTOR Network–of which NeuroRestorative is a partner–at the 2013 Ripple of Hope Awards. Bill Duffy, COO for NeuroRestorative, presented Bob with the award. "Talk to Bob Alves about his work, and he’ll offer a quick string of life lessons. Snippets of common sense fly through the air on the broad Ahhhs of his Taunton, Massachusetts accent," said Bill. "Bob, for taking on your mission with selfless grace, honesty and good humor. For seeing beyond people’s challenges to their humanity, for respecting it and tapping into it, and for offering the promised land of healing to the toughest cases in your care, we are proud to present you with the Ripple of Hope Award."
As a speech-language pathologist at NeuroRestorative in Beltsville, Maryland, Angela Sommer serves a diverse population, doing everything she can to make a connection. NeuroRestorative Maryland offers a continuum of community-based programs and supports for adults with brain injury and other neurological challenges. Many of the participants Angela works with are Veterans and individuals who have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder.
Like other challenges resulting from brain injury left sided neglect—a form of attention deficit—can improve with proper education, treatment and training strategies. Learn more about the symptoms of left sided neglect from Katy Koloski, Occupational Therapist, and steps individuals and families can take to increase awareness and improve overall body functioning.