Living Well with Aphasia (Volume 3)

What are some ways to practice reading with aphasia?

 

Read and listen at the same time

1. Try audio-books

 


2. Use captions when you watch tv or movies



3. Use the text-to-speech tool on your device


Help yourself focus on the words

1. Find a quiet place



2. Read one part at a time.

Cut out the window of an envelope. Use it focus on one section at a time.

 

Cover all but the line you’re reading.

 

Point and read one word at a time.


Read more quickly

Sometimes reading takes too long.  Here’s one way to get faster.

 

1. Choose something short (~100 words).  Make sure it’s interesting!

 

2. Ask someone to listen as you read

    • Ask them to time you
    • Ask them to help you if you make a mistake

 

3. Practice over and over until

    • You can read ~ 50-100 words / minute
    • You don’t make mistakes

 

4. Choose a new article and start again!

 


For more information, see our website or contact Sharon Antonucci at antonucs@einstein.edu.

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