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Many people who have had strokes and some other medical conditions have difficulty speaking and understanding language. This is called aphasia. There is nothing more frustrating than knowing you want to say something, and not being able to get it across.
Your speech therapist will pinpoint your or your loved oneís exact trouble areas, and use research-based techniques to get you communicating more effectively. Some examples of therapy approaches are Melodic Intonation Therapy, Treatment for Aphasic Perseveration, Visual Action Therapy, and individually designed treatment programs. Interactive Metronome Therapy can also be helpful.
Treatment frequency: Research indicates that intensive frequency is most effective for aphasia. Four to five times a week is recommended. The number of sessions depends on the individualís severity of impairment and response to treatment.