Often when people suffer from any type of communication disorder, conversation and social connections disappear. Read today’s blog to find out about some tips to make conversing with friends and loved ones who have communication disorders easier for all involved!
To make something a habit, you’ve got to work at it initially – but once you form a good habit, it’s easy to keep on repeating and benefiting from that habit everyday. Below, we describe how to make Constant Therapy exercises a part of your daily routine – and how to use it to drive you or your loved one’s recovery or improvement.
Communicating your thoughts to others can be hard for anyone – but imagine adding Aphasia (loss of language, not intellect) on top of challenges of communication. How do I say what I feel and think without offending someone? How do I get you to understand my point?
Language is a complicated system – yet we often don’t think about the components of language until one of them runs amuck. Today’s post discusses the various aspects of language - specifically, oral language, or how we speak and understand spoken language - and which Constant Therapy tasks can help you to overcome individual difficulties.
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.
You are doing your Constant Therapy exercises regularly… but not sure whether you are improving. One of the ways to measure success is to set specific goals. Whether your goal is to be able buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks, read a book out loud, or get back to work, knowing how to effectively set your cognitive and speaking goals gives you a better chance of achieving them.
The process of leaving the hospital can be just as terrifying as the process of entering one. Below, we've listed the questions you should ask as you or a loved one get ready to head home after a neurologic event, like brain injury or stroke.
The experience of having a stroke is terrifying in the moment – and yet the unknown of what will happen afterwards can be just as terrifying. In this blog we’ll give you some clarity on what to expect, and some starting points on how to begin your journey to recovery.
Emotions and mental well-being frequently are overlooked in people with communication & cognitive disorders due to brain injury, stroke, or learning disorders. Although language and cognition certainly aren’t tangible, they are more easily recognized as areas of weakness, and are much more easily quantified, such as: “Bob speaks in sentences that have an average length of 2 words.” “Janie is able to retain a new fact for 2 minutes after first hearing it.”
We’re often asked about the connection between Constant Therapy’s tasks and an individual’s specific brain injury. In response, we’ve developed an infographic poster for people with communication disorders or brain injury, their loved ones, and the clinicians helping them to reach their therapy goals.