Aphasia Recovery: how much therapy is enough?

It was long taught that when someone acquired aphasia* following a stroke or other injury to the brain, the most dramatic recovery in speech and language would occur within the first 6 months, and after that period of time further recovery would be unlikely. But,...

Communication: A basic right for hospitalized patients

Each month I write an article for the HealthyBody section of a locally distributed newspaper. May being Better Speech and Hearing month seemed a perfect time to highlight the importance of access to communication no matter what your underlying condition or medical...

People with Parkinson’s Apply Here: Must be able to speak at 70dB

Job Description: Communication Partner Part-time considered-Full time preferred. Requirements: Must be able to communicate with voice that is at least 70dB at a social distance. Must be able to hear and process language accurately. Must be able to retrieve words and...

June is Dysphagia and Aphasia Awareness Month: take the quiz

Dysphagia and Aphasia are sound alike medical terms and the symptoms sometimes occur in the same patient, particularly following a stroke, but while the meanings are quite different, the impact on quality of life is equally devastating for some people. Dysphagia,...
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