Evidence based therapy for Mild Aphasia

By |2023-01-24T00:14:19+00:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Aphasia is caused by damage to parts of the brain responsible for language, usually due to stroke or brain injury. How severe the aphasia is relates to how much a person’s language is affected. A person with mild aphasia might have word finding difficulties, problems explaining complex information, or difficulties understanding complex information. Even though [...]

Rehabilitation goals and accountability

By |2022-12-07T22:41:52+00:00September 4th, 2021|Categories: Groups, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is an article for any person delivering or receiving rehabilitation. If you (or someone you know) has an acquired illness or injury, speech pathology rehabilitation might be needed. It is common for clients to arrive at Wollongong Speech Pathology with some rehabilitation already under their belt. This might have been inpatient rehab, or [...]

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Aphasia Therapists

By |2021-07-31T03:56:25+00:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , |

Aphasia is a communication disorder that often occurs after stroke or brain injury. It can cause difficulty with speaking, understanding, reading and writing. Importantly, aphasia does NOT affect intelligence. I’m not going to spend time here talking more about what aphasia is. If you want to read more about that, you can check out [...]

Group communication therapy

By |2024-04-24T00:46:07+00:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: Groups, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , |

We have wanted to offer group communication therapy for a long time now, and finally we are ready! Please spread the word. Groups are a fun, supportive way to practice communication skills. They are a recommended method of treatment after a stroke (read more here: Australian Aphasia Rehab Pathway). Our therapy groups are going to be dynamic. [...]

What is Aphasia?

By |2016-09-19T11:50:31+00:00April 16th, 2015|Categories: Rehabilitation|Tags: , , |

Ay-fay-zia is a communication disorder that is common after stroke. We are lucky to have world-leading aphasia researchers right here in Australia. They recently got together to write the Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway. You can find out more about it here. The pathway shows that people with aphasia may continue to improve in speech therapy more than [...]

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