The very experience of a stroke can be frightening and create major challenges to both your health and your ability to conduct your daily life in the way you want to. Among the difficulties that can occur from the effects of a stroke is aphasia, in which you develop communication problems. Speech therapy can be very helpful in addressing such concerns.
Aphasia has various aspects. You may not be able to speak and/or understand the speech of others. It’s important to understand that these symptoms are the result of damage that has occurred to your brain due to the stroke you suffered. The ways it affects you, as well as the severity will be related to what part of your brain was impacted. And while aphasia creates obstacles for you, those obstacles can be overcome with the help of our Manhattan NY speech therapist. In fact, the good news is that you may be able to experience a full recovery. Among the ways that have been proven highly effective are art therapy, associating pictures with words, and something known as melodic intonation therapy. You improve by singing words that you are unable to speak. Our Manhattan NY speech therapist will work with you one on one, and will also recommend work you can do on your own, at home, between your sessions at our office. Some everyday methods can be helpful, such as reading out loud, ordering off a menu at a restaurant, and playing word games like crossword puzzles. You will also be given valuable guidance for more efficient communication despite aphasia.
Our Manhattan NY speech therapist is the experienced expert who will take a frustrating situation for you and have you feeling properly hopeful about your prospects, as you continue to make progress, both in small and larger ways. Contact us and we will schedule an appointment to come in.