Aphasia and SLPs

Speech therapy can help you regain the ability to express yourself and have others understand you, especially when intensive therapy begins soon after a stroke or any type of brain injury or illness that has affected language. (aphasia.com)

Both clinical evidence and research findings agree that if you have aphasia, you can benefit from the services of speech-language pathologists. Studies indicate that people with aphasia who receive 8–10 hours of treatment each week for 12 weeks make significantly greater improvement than those who are not treated. (aphasia.com)

Not surprisingly, studies show that language skills improve the most when family and friends help to reinforce the speech-therapy sessions. (aphasia.com)

Additionally, the “life participation approach to the treatment of aphasia” (LPAA) consists of a mostly consumer-driven service-delivery approach that supports individuals with aphasia and others affected by it in achieving their immediate and long term life goals. It focuses on re-engagement in life, beginning with initial assessment and intervention, and continuing, after hospital discharge, until the consumer no longer elects to have communication support. (asha.org)

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