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Treatment Gap
Posted at: 2021-12-06 14:42:46
I suggest you contact her neurologist or neurosurgeon to be sure there is no medical reason for the regression. If not, I would consider a re-evaluation by a speech-language pathologist to determine if further therapy is indicated. i understand that her insurance has run out and am wondering if you have any Universities in your area that have a Speech-Languae Pathology Program and Clinic where the fees may be lower. Also, are there any Aphasia Centers in your areas that offer programs for persons with aphasia? Good luck.
Re: migraines and aphasia
Posted at: 2021-12-29 11:51:08
I certainly cannot diagnose your problem. I strongly suggest that you see a neurologist regarding these symptoms.

Good luck

Re: telephones
Posted at: 2021-12-29 11:49:20
Yes, this is common. Non-verbal communication (gestures, facial expressions and body language ) assist us in our communication with others. Your mother is probably quite senstive to these non-verbal means of expression. These are not available when speaking on the telephone. I hope this clarifeds this for you. Let me know if you have any further questions
Re: articles
Posted at: 2021-12-03 11:02:37
It is difficult for me to answer this question without knowing your background. Are you a speech-language pathologist, a person with Broca’s aphasia or significant other of someone with Broca’s aphasia. For a very brief description of Broca’s Aphasia, you can go to the following website http://www.aphasia.org/Aphasia%20Facts/aphasia_facts.html. Please get back to me with your background and more specifics on what you are looking for.
Re: expressive aphasia
Posted at: 2021-12-03 10:16:36
I would recommend that your friend be evaluated by a speech-language pathologist who has experience in dealing with indviduals with communication problems resulting from head injury. This professional would be able to determine whether your friend would benefit from additional speech therapy. If you need help finding aspeech-language pathologist in your area, contact the American Speech-Language-Hearing A1 (at http://www.asha.org or call them at 1-800-498-207.
Good luck
Re: Running out of ideas!
Posted at: 2021-12-08 09:05:30
Dear Carolann,

Without assessing you father’s reading ability, it is hard for me to make suggestions. It might be worthwhile for your father to have an evaluation of his reading by an experienced speech-language pathologist who could then develop a home program for your dad. Meanwhile, I would continue having him do the crosswork puzzles and reading the headlines and maybe simple one paragraph newspaper or magazine articles.

Le t me know if you have any other questions.

Anita S. Halper

Re: Wondering about aphasic symptoms
Posted at: 2021-12-08 08:58:01
Hi Donna,

I am sure that what you experienced is troublesome to you. I definitely think you need to see a physician immediately and preferably a neurologist. I would also request that you have a speech-language evaluation by a certified speech-language pathologist who has experience in aphasia.

Let me know how it goes.

Anita S. Halper

Re: Post stroke aphasia - Russian speaking woman
Posted at: 2021-12-31 18:22:47
In response to your question about any new treatments you can try, this would depend on the type of aphasia and the problems your grandmother has which can be dtermined by a speech-language patholgy evaluation. As Dr.Forbes indicated, we need to know where are you located so we can try and find a Russian speaking speech-language pathologist for you.
Re: Which Aphasia?
Posted at: 2021-12-26 08:23:24
I cannot determine whether your son-in-law has aphasia or apraxia or what exactly is his problem without doing a cvomprehensive speech-language evalauation. Michigan State does have an excellent program as does Wayne State University. Taking him to one of these programs might be helpful to you.

Feel free to ask other questions.

Re: Aphasia? Apraxia?
Posted at: 2021-12-26 08:17:21
Dear Genevieve,
It sounds like you and your daughter are doing everything you can for your son-in-law. I know it is very difficult and feel free to vent all you want.

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