Maximizing Communication Recovery & Independence

Updated:Apr 30,2014
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Constraint Induced Language Therapy for Aphasia

Constraint induced therapy is a leading development in physical rehabilitation over the past decade. It is now being applied to speech therapy. Two speech pathologists evaluate the potential of constraint induced language therapy.

Actions Speak as Loud as Words
Professor Anastasia M. Raymer of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia discusses how intentional gestures can help people with aphasia not only communicate better but also access spoken language more effectively.

Computers & Language Rehab
From assisting in speech therapy to actually speaking for survivors, computer technology is adding a new dimension to stroke recovery.

From Singing to Speaking
Often survivors with aphasia cannot produce meaningful speech, but they can sing. A speech therapist and two neuroscientists developed a program that helps people in this situation learn to speak again.

When the Word Escapes
For many survivors with aphasia, finding the right word can be an ordeal. There are a number of causes of this deficit, which is called anomia. Speech therapist Janet Patterson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP shares her insights about its causes and some helpful tips for overcoming it.

Options for Aphasia Therapy When Insurance Stops
Recovery from aphasia is a process that may continue for many years. Unfortunately, most people with aphasia find that their insurance coverage runs out before they are ready to stop receiving therapy. It is often frustrating for the patient and their family as they try to continue the recovery process with very limited professional support.