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Replies: 2 - Pages: [1] - Last reply: 2022-02-20 18:57:06 - By: Kristine Lundgren
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Judie Lilie

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2021-04-26 00:03:56

My brother suffered an acute stroke which resulted in a diaognosis of Wernicke’s Asphasia. He has been in therapy at a nursing home for 2 months and has made some progress. He is to be released in 2 weeks where he will return to his home with a caregiver. He is unable to complete most sentences, write or read well.

We want to continue therapy. Do you have any suggestions for us in the Houston area.

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Kristine Lundgren

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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Dear Judie,
You’re brother is fortunate to have you as an advocate. If the nursing home cannot recommend a speech-language pathologist, start looking for one for him before he is discharged. There a few organizations that can assist you with your search. These organizations are as follows:

Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS.org)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA.org)
National Aphasia Association (NAA) (aphasia.org)

Once you have located some potential speech-language pathologists, you and you’re brother should interview the candidates. Be sure that the candidates have experience working with adults with acquired brain injury.

Best of luck.

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