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Salus University Speech-Language Institute
Meet Salus University Speech-Language Institute, located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. The Institute provides pediatric and adult aphasia treatment services that are individually tailored to each person 8217 s needs. Keep reading to learn more about their individual and group services. Services Provided at Salus University In 2015, Salus University, a health sciences university in Elkins Park, PA, hellip
Aphasia.org - Thu. May 18
Blogging About Aphasia
Blogging is a great way to write and share your world with others online. Blogging itself has been around for almost 20 years and is a shortening of the word 8220 weblog, 8221 a web 8212 or internet 8212 log book. Think of it like a journal you share with the world, writing whatever you feel moved hellip
Aphasia.org - Tue. May 16
Conflicting Emotions and Aphasia
Emotions after a life changing event may pull you in two different directions at the same time. When Kelly Walsh finally leaves the rehabilitation center after her stroke, she is simultaneously joyful and fearful. She writes about these conflicting feelings in her new book, Love Stroke, a unique memoir told from two points-of-view. Last time hellip
Aphasia.org - Fri. May 12
Aphasia Book Roundup
There has been an explosion of aphasia-related books in recent years. These memoirs provide first-hand accounts, from people with aphasia or caregivers. We 8217 ve rounded up a few of these books in case you 8217 re looking to connect with another person 8217 s story. Where the Light Gets In Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again Actress Kimberly hellip
Aphasia.org - Tue. May 9
Tapgram is the Aphasia Social Media Tool for Everybody
If hearing about Wemogee, Samsung 8217 s new emoji-based aphasia communication app, made you excited, you 8217 ll be happy to learn about Tapgram, an image-based tool that works on every device and computer. It 8217 s web-based, which means that as long as you have Internet access, you can send picture messages. A Stroke Affects Communication Tapgram, made by Chad hellip
Aphasia.org - Fri. May 5
Still Sophie, a Movie About Aphasia
When Sophie Salveson was 19-years-old, her life was filled with friends, family, musical theater, and travel. At 24, her life still orbits around loved ones and the stage, though with one notable difference aphasia. A stroke at 19 changed the trajectory of Sophie 8217 s life. The short movie Still Sophie highlights how this communication disorder affects hellip
Aphasia.org - Thu. May 4
Empathy, Sympathy, and Aphasia
My daughter recently asked me the difference between sympathy and empathy. Sympathy involves feeling sadness for someone else 8217 s situation and meeting them with care and concern. Empathy, on the other hand, is about putting yourself in the other person 8217 s shoes. When you imagine how someone else feels, you treat them the way you would want hellip
Aphasia.org - Thu. May 4
Ring Theory and Aphasia
While we talked earlier in the week about empathy and sympathy, we didn 8217 t pinpoint where that good energy would come from. People with aphasia and caregivers need empathy and compassion, though they 8217 ll get it from different places. People should look outwardly, rather than inwardly, for compassion. Leaning on people outside the experience is part of hellip
Aphasia.org - Thu. May 4
Teenager Raises Thousands for Primary Progressive Aphasia Research
When Jessica Shapiro thinks about her great-uncle Bobby, she doesn 8217 t focus on his Primary Progressive Aphasia PPA , which robbed him of his ability to communicate. She thinks about his boat. 8220 He loved his boat. He would take me out on the water and would teach me how to drive the boat. One piece of advice hellip
Aphasia.org - Thu. May 4
Love Stroke: Looking for Hope
It is natural to look for hope when you 8217 re in a fraught situation. Your mother has a stroke and you scan the world for signs from the universe that she will be okay. Or a spouse sustains a head injury and you start superstitiously avoiding walking under ladders on the off-chance that old wives 8217 tale hellip
Aphasia.org - Thu. May 4
Go on a Text Adventure
When I was in elementary school, my father brought home a text-based video game and said, 8220 Play this. 8221 The game was Zork, one of the earliest text adventures, and he bought it because I was a terrible speller. Because text adventures require the player to read a small paragraph of information and then type out hellip
Aphasia.org - Thu. May 4
Love Stroke: Becoming a Caregiver
A stroke changed Kelly Marsh 8217 s life, but it also changed her husband, Brad Marsh 8217 s, identity. He went from thinking of himself as a spouse to thinking of himself as a caregiver while his wife was in the hospital. Their new book, Love Stroke, tells their story from two points-of-view patient and caretaker. Today we 8217 ll talk hellip
Aphasia.org - Thu. May 4