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Replies: 2 - Pages: [1] - Last reply: 2021-12-08 09:05:30 - By: Anita Halper
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carol costa

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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Dad had a cerebral stroke 1.5 yrs ago and is now in assisted living. He can speak fine, although sometimes he can’t find the right words. He can write anything. The main problem is reading- the first few months after the stroke he couldn’t say the alphabet. Now he is doing 2/3 grade crosswords and word searches and reading headlines in the newspaper. Therapy stopped a year ago- he’s not homebound under Medicare so I talk to him every night and go over the puzzles. I think he’s getting bored however- any ideas? He’s not up to a computer right now. Thank You!!

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Anita Halper

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2021-04-26 00:03:56

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

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