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lakshman
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Hi there,
My mother had a stroke towards the end of august last year. initially she could not speak at all but later she could make a definite sound. i am afraid she wasn’t prescribed speech therapy by the doctors at that time. now she is able to convey most of the things by altering the pitch of her voice but she cannot speak definite words. i believe that somewhere she has accepted that she wont speak again. if she were to be given speech therapy now, will that be effective. as the therapy is already delayed, have we lost all chances or is there still hope. please note that my mother is in india and i have recently moved to philadelphia. i could avail the medical facilities available here and look forward to get quality treatment for her.

Thank you for your time.

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Roberta Elman
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

There is definitely hope that your mother can improve her speech-language and/or communication skills with speech-language treatment. Professionals will not be able to tell you in advance the amount of improvement that your mother will be able to make, but she definitely deserves a course of speech-language treatment from a therapist who is experienced in the area of aphasia.

Wishing you and your mother the best.

Roberta J. Elman

>Hi there,
My mother had a stroke towards the end
>of august last year. initially she could not
>speak at all but later she could make a definite
>sound. i am afraid she wasn’t prescribed speech
>therapy by the doctors at that time. now she is
>able to convey most of the things by altering the
>pitch of her voice but she cannot speak definite
>words. i believe that somewhere she has accepted
>that she wont speak again. if she were to be
>given speech therapy now, will that be effective.
>as the therapy is already delayed, have we lost
>all chances or is there still hope. please note
>that my mother is in india and i have recently
>moved to philadelphia. i could avail the medical
>facilities available here and look forward to get
>quality treatment for her.

Thank you for your
>time.

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