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Helping People with Aphasia

by Tom Kloiber on October 5, 2012

Helping People with Aphasia

That moment when you know exactly what you’re trying to say, but the word or idea you need is just…gone. You know it’s there, right on the tip of your tongue, and still completely out of reach. It’s one of the most frustrating moments in life. It makes you feel stupid, incompetent, and for people growing older, afraid. It happens to everyone once in a while and it’s usually temporary; you remember later, usually long after it’s too late.

For roughly one million Americans with aphasia, inability to communicate is a daily occurrence, along with other symptoms, like difficulty reading and writing. And because aphasia is a highly individual issue, techniques that work for one patient may not work for the next. [continue reading…]