Holidays, like Valentine’s Day today, present a great opportunity for group conversation about plans, traditions, and gift giving. In some groups, all the clinician needs to do is ask, “What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?”, and that’s the last thing she says for the rest of the hour! People debate the value of the “hallmark holiday”, exchange jokes about what they didn’t buy their spouses, or enthusiastically share their elaborate plans.
What are some ways to practice spelling with aphasia?
You can relearn important words, like family names.
Have someone write them for you, then practice. A lot.
First copy, then try to remember without the example.
Semantic feature analysis (SFA) is a procedure used to train people to produce semantic information when they have difficulty accessing the specific word or label they want to say. Training typically involves auditory and visual cueing to facilitate provision of particular pieces of information. A typical visual cue might look something like this.
We are very pleased to announce the launch of the MossRehab Aphasia Center Blog. We hope to serve as a resource to people with aphasia and co-survivors, as well as to clinicians and students.
We have several series planned, including Living Well With Aphasia, Aphasia Group Activities, and Aphasia Spotlight (aphasia in the news / recent aphasia research). Continue Reading