A common question - What can I do at home for speech therapy?
Aphasia is different for everyone. It's best to be evaluated by a Speech-Language Pathologist to find out:
- How to challenge yourself and improve your skills while minimizing frustration
- What techniques are the most effective
If you live in the Green Bay, De Pere, Howard, Appleton area of Wisconsin, I can meet with you in person to help you create a plan. If you live elsewhere in Wisconsin, we can meet online to create your plan.
Websites to help develop your at-home program:
- Aphasia Recovery Connection - a wonderful support system for people with aphasia and their loved ones
- Tactus Therapy - Creator of many very good aphasia therapy apps. There are free trials that you can test out to see if they are helpful. The biggest problem people have with apps is they are at the wrong level, so are too frustrating for the person with aphasia. It may take a bit and some trial and error to find the best apps for your wife.
- This blog post has ideas to try to help practicing conversation: https://www.speechspark.com/blog/supported-communication
- Healing the Broken Brain: Leading Experts Answer 100 Questions about Stroke Recovery (This is one of my favorites)
- The Teaching of Talking - This book title is a little misleading, but it does offer good ideas and supports which can help incorporate speech therapy throughout your day.