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MaryAnn
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2021-04-26 23:55:27

Last week my mother had a blood clot to her lungs and a small one to her brain causing a stroke and has left her with aphasia. My question is, can a person overcome aphasia? Is there a recovery? Is this temporary or forever? I have heard of aphasia before but really do not know that much about it..

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Amy
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Hi, MaryAnn, I am a person with Aphasia. I acquered aphasia at age 18, witch I was told was a good thing to recover. But I think the doctors say that for conferting, I dont know.

In my situation, I had LOT’S of speech therapy, lots of worksheets (like homework), and I PUSHED my brain to be able to speak again. I stated re-learning the alphabet in speech therapy. We had flash cards, the newspaper to read aloud, and if I was having a bad day, my speech therapist would let me just vent, (I was talking!). It took me a long time to be confertable at a computer, but I think there are games to help your brain in speech thrapy. That was almost 7 years ago, and most peple don’ t notice my aphasia today. Make sure speech therapy is avalable, and used for as long as needed..I wish you the best!!!

I want to thank my speech therapist, Gail in Columbus. You helped me to be ‘normal’ again, thanks, Gail!!!

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Anne L. Ver Hoef
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Dear MaryAnn,

In almost all cases people do make improvements in their speech and language skills (aphasia) following a stroke. These improvements can be enhanced through speech-language therapy with a qualified and skilled speech-language pathologist. That professional should also provide you with information regarding aphasia; the specific types of problems your mother is experiencing and how to best address them. Each person is unique, so the treatment and course of recovery is also individualized. I wish your mother a speedy recovery to the best level she can obtain. This will take awhile - many months and perhaps years. It helps to be prepared for this extended rehabilitation and recovery! Anne

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PATTY VINSON
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

HOW CAN MY I MEDICARE INSURANCE TO APHASIA FOR THE COMPUTER?

ONE OR TWO DAYS FOR 1 HOUR IS NOT ENOUGH?

STROKE - OCT. 14, 2002.

49 YRS. , INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER

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