I heard you speak at Intel last month and after hearing your story of recovery, I’m hoping that you might have some good advice to give my family.
My brother David had a stroke in February 2013 at the age of 45. He’s recovered physically, but is still greatly affected by aphasia. While he has all cognitive ability and grasp of most of his vocabulary, he simply cannot grasp sentence structure, verb tense, and the language usage skills that are needed to speak fluently and to write fluently.
He cannot find therapy programs to help with his specific need. The existing programs seem to cater to older patients needing life skills training such as how to cook and iron without hurting themselves. This frustrates him since he has no deficits in those areas. He was driving a car and doing everything else independently within months of his stroke, but has really struggled to regain speech and writing skills.
Do you have any advice on where we can find therapy programs or professionals focused on regaining functional writing and speech skills? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I recommended him to Bill Connors. Bill specializes in Aphasia and he truly understands my predicament. If anybody has Aphasia, Bill is the one to contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724.494.2534. He is based in Pennsylvania and his practice over WebEx so it is very convenient.