Speech therapy can help you regain the ability to express yourself and have others understand you, especially when intensive therapy begins soon after a stroke or any type of brain injury or illness that has affected language. (

Both clinical evidence and research findings agree that if you have aphasia, you can benefit from the services of speech-language pathologists. Studies indicate that people with aphasia who receive 8–10 hours of treatment each week for 12 weeks make significantly greater improvement than those who are not treated. (

Not surprisingly, studies show that language skills improve the most when family and friends help to reinforce the speech-therapy sessions. (

Additionally, the “life participation approach to the treatment of aphasia” (LPAA) consists of a mostly consumer-driven service-delivery approach that supports individuals with aphasia and others affected by it in achieving their immediate and long term life goals. It focuses on re-engagement in life, beginning with initial assessment and intervention, and continuing, after hospital discharge, until the consumer no longer elects to have communication support. (

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