He Can’t Write This
Insightful reminders and ideas from the adult child of a stroke survivor with aphasia.
Speech-Language Pathologist Michael Biel introduces an approach designed to give conversation partners the means to promote successful communication and allow them to engage in adult conversation with individuals who have aphasia. This approach has two main goals: first, to acknowledge the competency of the individual with aphasia; and second, to help reveal that individual’s competency through a combination of simple techniques.
A Basket of Caregivers’ Communication Resources
Speech language pathologist Ellen Bernstein-Ellis shares a cornucopia of communication techniques that ease the challenges of aphasia.
Being A Communication Partner
A snapshot of a hypothetical conversation between a caregiver and their loved one with aphasia, and tips for being a communication partner for someone with those challenges.
Partners in the Aftermath of Aphasia
Ron Hoover of Durham, North Carolina had a stroke when he was just 34 years old. It left him with severe aphasia, unable to say a single word of his choosing. He and wife Jane had been married just seven years and had an infant daughter. Though he never recovered his speech, Ron and Jane have created a meaningful and satisfying life over the past 34 years. Jane’s recounting of their story is one of love, loyalty, determination and creativity in living every day with a challenging condition.
- Physical Effects Resources
- Functional Tone Management Arm Training Program
- Weight Training After Stroke
- Tips for Improving Fine Motor Skills
- Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
Emotional & Behavioral Challenges
- Behavior Changes After Stroke
- One-side Neglect: Improving Awareness to Speed Recovery
- Cognitive Challenges After Stroke
- Personality Changes After Stroke
- Simple Techniques Can Help Memory after a Stroke
- Depression Trumps Recovery
- Self-Esteem after Stroke
- Auditory Overload
- Tips for Socializing with Aphasia
- Constraint-Induced Language Therapy for Aphasia
- Communication and Swallowing Resources
- Being A Communication Partner
- Aphasia vs. Apraxia
- Conditions Impacting Communication After Stroke
- Reading Rehabilitation After Stroke
- Steps to Improve Communication for Survivors with Dysarthria