Aphasia Articles

Isolation in aphasia


If you're a family with aphasia, you may not know any other families like yours.
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Testing and aphasia


Testing and aphasia
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The idea of "use it or lose it" is generally true in most of life, and can apply to aphasia as well. What this adage means is that if you don't continue to work on and use the skills you've learned, you will see a decrease in those skills over time.
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Myths About Aphasia-5


When a person gets aphasia, it's difficult to determine where they are cognitively. The general consensus is that the person's intelligence remains intact, but their abilities to communicate that intelligence have been affected.
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Aphasia myths


Many people with aphasia are not aware that there are aphasia support groups, or that there is an organization called the National Aphasia Association (NAA)(www.aphasia.org).
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Aphasia caregivers - You Don't Have to be the Therapist


Caregivers can sometimes get upset because they want to help their spouses with speech therapy, but their loved one with aphasia does not want them to do this.
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Augmentative/Alternative Communication Part 2


What are some of the alternatives to purchasing an elaborate paperweight (AAC device that does not get used! Just like how your exercise machine becomes a coat rack)?
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After the insurance is gone


I hope that you are one of the people who is dissatisfied when told that your therapy is done when your insurance says it's done. Do not think that since the insurance isn't going to pay anymore, you have gone as far as you are going to go.
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Augmentative/Alternative Communication


Almost every person with aphasia has some experience with an augmentative or alternative communication device, usually called an AAC device. The devices that I'm going to talk about now are the computerized devices.
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