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8 Things People with Communication Disorders Want You to Know

Communication disorders can be extremely socially isolating, as our culture revolves around language. When language is affected, whether from birth or later in life, social contact and relationships can be affected. But just because someone has a communication disorder does not mean that they are any less deserving of, or capable of making social connections.

The Life Participation Approach to Aphasia: Making Therapy Relevant and Person-Driven

All too often, treatment approaches are not focused on functional skills. It can also be easy for therapists to take the driver’s seat, and not involve the person with aphasia in their clinical decision making and goal setting – enter the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA). Read on to find out how you can start to harness this treatment approach for you as a patient or for you as a clinician working with patients.

8 Ways to Make a Difference for People with Communication Disorders

So often being a person with a communication disorder, or seeing your loved one experience a communication disorder, can make one feel powerless – like there is just nothing that can make this uphill battle any easier. Whether you’ve had a stroke, a TBI, a mild concussion, are experiencing dementia, or have lived your entire life with a learning disorder, communication is a frustrating struggle.

Customer Stories: Charles Inspires Others During His Aphasia Recovery

Just listening to Charles' voice will put anyone at ease. The soothing tone, the melodious pace and most importantly, the authenticity, provides remarkable comfort to all who hear his voice. This is quite a contrast to just over a year ago when Charles could not even speak. A stroke left him with Aphasia, a language disorder that made him unable to communicate.

What Causes Aphasia? Here's What You Need to Know.

Just as there are many types of aphasia, there are many ways in which aphasia can be acquired. We hope to provide you with education on its causes, and the expectations tied to improvement over time.

Communication Disorders Defined: What These Terms Mean For Everyday Life?

There is so much terminology in the world of medicine, and communication disorders are no exception. We've compiled a list of some of the most common communication disorders and associated conditions that can lead to communication disorders.

Medical Terminology Made Simple: Defining Terms Related to Cognitive & Communication Disorders

Too many times during aphasia treatment, TBI rehabilitation, and treatment for other communication disorders, medical language sounds more like what aliens on Jupiter might speak! We've provided a guide to the most relevant medical terms for communication disorders.

3 Cues: How to Give Hints to People with Communication Disorders To Help Them Find the Word They Need

There are few things more frustrating than to know exactly what you want to say, but to not be able to say it. In everyday life, people without communication disorders have that “tip of your tongue” feeling, but for people with communication disorders, that feeling can be eternal — an all-day, unending difficulty.

5 Tips for Caregivers: How to Support Your Loved One with a Communication Disorder

Having a communication disorder is hard, but so is watching a loved one struggle to communicate. Caregivers come in many shapes and forms – mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children, brothers and sisters, and aides. Your patience and perseverance never ceases to amaze us. This post is dedicated to you.

Cognitive Difficulties Caused by Communication Disorders... How They Impact Everyday Life and What YOU Can Do Today to Improve

Communication disorders (caused by stroke or brain injury, for example) can affect so many aspects of daily life - things like attention, planning, perception, memory, organizing, and more. Often we take for granted our communication skills, until communication becomes difficult.

Constant Therapy is an award-winning cognitive and speech therapy app, created for survivors of stroke, brain injury, and other neurogenic disorders.

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