Aphasia Articles

The Cycles of Learning in Aphasia Recovery


Aphasia recovery takes a lot of work and no one is motivated 100% of the time. Sometimes we're tired, stressed out, or just want to relax a bit.
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6 Things Families with Aphasia Need to Know


Many families with aphasia have similar experiences after their diagnosis. It’s likely ‘aphasia’ isn’t something you had ever heard of, but now your life revolves around it.
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Aphasia is slippery and inconsistent


Have you ever had the experience of not being able to recall a word, name, or date? Doesn't it drive you crazy?
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Sadness and Depression in Aphasia


When families reach out to us about treatment options, they may describe their loved one as ‘sad’, “depressed”, or “discouraged” after their stroke. As the family of someone with aphasia, this can be very hard to watch.
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What is tDCS and does it help aphasia or apraxia?


Transcranial direct current stimulation has been in the news recently as a possible treatment for aphasia. Research into using tDCS has been ongoing for a few years
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Can you go back to your job with aphasia?


Many clients who come to the intensive program are still desperately trying to get back to their jobs, frantic and under pressure to get better faster
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How to keep going in a world that thinks you've plateaued


Almost everyone with aphasia has heard the words "You are going to be discharged because you’ve hit a plateau".
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4 ways to Deal with Anger in Aphasia


One of the things that families with aphasia miss is being able to have ‘adult’ conversations. Many times I’ve heard something like “we can’t argue anymore. He gets mad about something and I have no idea what it is. Then he storms off and I don’t know what’s going on.”
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Intensive Aphasia Therapy, What it is and what it isn’t


Expectations are extremely important to address in intensive therapy, but also in other parts of our lives. Expectations are what our minds create based upon experiences and desires.
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The Best Approach to your Aphasia Therapy (or Show Up and Do It Anyway)


“We’re definitely going to have to set up a schedule for therapy at home”. This caregiver’s wise words will lead to better outcomes over time.
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