Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tools for Stroke Speech Therapy
# Aphasia is the difficulty with speech suffered by those who have had brain damage caused by the stroke. Aphasia can present as difficultly expressing oneself in speaking, problems in understanding speech, and trouble with reading and writing. The National Institute of Health estimates 1 million people in the U.S. suffer from aphasia. Intensive language therapy exercises can help restore speaking and understanding ability for many of these patients.
Picture Cards and Boards
# Picture cards that depict daily living and everyday objects can be very helpful for aphasia patients to practice word recall, make visual connections and retrain vocal muscles. Showing the cards repeatedly and saying the words aloud exercises the muscles involved in speech and refines vocalization. Picture boards can also be used as cues to vocalizing everyday phrases and naming routine activities
Read more: Tools for Stroke Speech Therapy | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6727752_tools-stroke-speech-therapy.html#ixzz0x0gwzr39
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