Remarkable recoveries even after formal speech therapy has ended








Our multisensory techniques won an award from Johns Hopkins University--there were over 2,000 entries.

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Barbara Dean Schacker - founder

Barbara published the first natural-voice software for speech therapy and home applications in 1988 and was honored in 1991 to receive the John's Hopkins University Certificate of Achievement Award for improving the quality of life for the disabled through technology. Reader's Digest featured her father's amazing speech recovery and her life story in the June issue of 1991. Since then she has continued to research global regeneration, the brain, alternative therapies and and approaches for speech recovery after stroke or traumatic brain injury. In 1999, she created the first online talking software for aphasia. In 2008, she co-founded and created speechrecovery.com, a joint project with Bill Connors, SLP-CCC, to bring new approaches, communication techniques, programs and tools to the speech and language and caregiver fields. Barbara now heads and maintains all the web sites she created with her husband, Michael Schacker.

Michael Schacker, cofounder

Michael Schacker is the author of "A Spring Without Bees, how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply." by The Lyons Press, 2008 and The Global Curriculum, an online progressive, alternative world high school curriculum. He headed The Global Regeneration Corporation which is now evolved to The Global Regeneration Network. In addition to being a science and political writer, he has been a musician and composer. He authored and developed an online course for the Rodale Institute on "How to transition to Organic Farming", Crisis Management and Code of Conduct.

Currently he is retired and and recovering from a massive traumatic brain injury in the spring of 2008. He continues to recover with the help of the special approach to speech recovery, the Sensory Trigger Method developed by his wife,Barbara. His treatment includes her special programs from Strokefamily.org, and the LENS neurofeedback therapy with Dr. Stephen Larsen and the help of his family and many friends.

His second book Global Awakening, New Science and the 21st Century Enlightenment released by Inner Traditions publisher in December 2013 is a book about the shift in consciousness that will make a positive future for the planet possible. He had almost finished the manuscript when he suffered his massive brain injury. Dr. Larsen helped find a publisher for this book. Barbara then finished and updated the content of the book and acts as his spokesperson for Michael's written acheivements. Michael currently is regaining his speech and writing by working with his own manuscripts using the Sensory Trigger Method under the direction of his wife, Barbara.

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