Sudden loss of language skills and all power of communication as the result of a stroke or head injury is a catastrophic event to both the patient and their family. There is the initial shock of the illness and the long and frustrating battle for improvement—with dilsillusionment as the major obstacle to a recovery process that commonly takes years. Portrait of Aphasia is a personal account of the recovery of a stroke victim told with clarity and sensitivity by her husband.

Reviews:

“This book will have a broad appeal and should be in all public and hospital libraries.”—Library Journal

“Candid accounts such as Portrait of Aphasia can provide valuable insight and support, not only to families, but also to speech pathologists, physicians, and social workers who must reeducate these families and help them cope effectively and with understanding.”—Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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