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Aphasia

Communication

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Intervention addressing aphasia will vary depending on the type of aphasia a person presents with such as Broca’s, Wernicke’s, or Global aphasia. Aphasia can impact all areas of language including comprehending verbal language, understanding written text, graphic/written expression, or speaking verbally. Aphasia can vary in severity from mild-profound.

Therapy addressing aphasia will focus on improving one’s ability to communicate effectively to safely function in their daily life, communicate wants and needs, minimize dependency on caregivers, and maximize quality of life. Treatment typically involves a combination of structured exercises (e.g. naming tasks), compensatory strategy training, and training in implementation of functional tasks to be utilized outside of the therapy clinic (e.g. external aids, picture boards, etc.)

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Cindy Knighton MS SLP-CCC

As the founder of Speech for Success, LLC, Cindy brings a wealth of experience to her role as a speech-language pathologist.

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