What About Speech Therapy?

It is important that a person with aphasia, along with his/her family, meet with an experienced Speech-Language Pathologist who can help them to understand about aphasia and determine the best ways to communicate.  A period of speech-language therapy is often beneficial, and should start as soon as the person can tolerate a few minutes of therapy.  Family members should attend therapy to learn communication strategies.

Just as some people continue to have paralysis and require a wheelchair after a course of physical rehabilitation, some people will continue to have aphasia after formal speech-language therapy has ended.  The end of therapy is an important transition point.  The person with aphasia will benefit from:

  • Being in an environment in which people understand about aphasia and make efforts to include him in meaningful conversation.

  • Having family members and friends who make an effort to learn about aphasia, and who include the person in decision-making


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Weekly ARTC Caregiver Group Meetings - Monday mornings..

Caregivers were recognized through the Heroes in the Home  awards on May 5, 2014.

ARTC satellite program at the Willett in Paris is now offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

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