Aphasia Articles

Mentally Preparing for Intensive Aphasia Therapy


For some people the decision to pursue intensive aphasia therapy has been a long time coming. For others, as was the case in my experience, it happens quickly as an act of desperation and defiance. Whether is was a spur of the moment decision or not,
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Standing in Your Own Way in Aphasia Progress


Families with aphasia that come to our center tend to be very motivated. They are ready for anything at any time and are excited to be working so hard. Typically if a family has gone through all of the planning to complete intensive aphasia therapy, then they’re ready to learn new things.
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It’s Not Me, It’s You - When You Don’t Like Your Speech Therapist


Occasionally it happens, your loved one just isn’t happy with the speech therapist he’s seeing. Since all of our clients are here for five hours a day, there are five different therapists working with each client.
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The Importance of Pacing Yourself in Aphasia Recovery


You eat, sleep and breathe therapy. After all, what harm can it do? This is the wrong question. Instead ask “how much good is pushing this hard going to do?”
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The Aphasia Caregiver - Hero or Villain?


We often judge others by their actions, but judge ourselves by our intentions. We often see just one side of someone’s behavior and judge them based upon that behavior
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Stepping Away from Aphasia Therapy - It’s Ok to Take a Break


I get it! You’re committed to your aphasia recovery. You and your loved one have decided to devote x hours a day
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The Ugly Things No One Wants to Talk About In Aphasia Caregiving


After hearing your story about how aphasia has affected your everyday life, your well-meaning friends and family are eager to shower you with praise. Sometimes you try to downplay it, or share some deep life lesson that being a caregiver has taught you. What you may really want to say is “Actually, this sucks!”
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Setting personal goals in aphasia


We all have goals in our lives, whether they’re work goals or personal goals.
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Taking The Aphasia Therapy Leap


It’s a really big decision, I totally get it. I wasn’t sure if this was the right route for my partner and myself at first either.
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6 Tips to Help with Aphasia Caregiver Burnout


As the caregiver in a family with aphasia, you’re probably pretty familiar with being the chauffeur, nurse, spouse, housekeeper, speech therapist, cheerleader, occupational therapist, appointment maker, cook and everything else that aphasia entails.
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