Advice for Dysarthria and Aphasia: Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas and his wife: "Get off your butt and go work with you speech therapist." Stroke Aphasia Dysarthria Advice Kirk Douglas (101 years old) Stroke Aphasia Dysarthria Advice Kirk Douglas Many of us grew up watching movies with Kirk and Michael Douglas.  Screen icons. Kirk Douglas had a stroke in 1996.  That was 22 years ago!  It opened up a new window of opportunity.                                                                                           . Stroke Aphasia Dysarthria Advice Kirk Douglas He wrote about the personal experience of stroke and the rehabilitation that was required after it.  He imparts a great [...]

Aphasia Group UK Comments Teaching of Talking Method

Here is a comment from our friends in the UK about The Teaching of Talking Lecture and demonstration we gave in Brighton.  It was such fun to share information with them!  Please click on the link below.

Video Aphasia Speech Therapy Helping Them Talk

Video Aphasia Speech Therapy Teaching Caregivers and Families   We visited the Houston Stroke Warriors recently and shared a few of the principles of The Teaching of Talking, and gave demonstrations of how to help people speak again without ipads, handout sheets, singing, etc. This video speech therapy for aphasia is about 12 minutes and is intended for spouses, family members and therapists.   Video Aphasia Speech Therapy You Can Learn as Family Member or Therapist   Just about anyone can learn this method and we show you how;  go here. [...]

Using Questions to Help Speech Patients

Using Embedded Questions to Facilitate the Use of “Yes” I like things simple. I had learning problems as a child and am profoundly aware Teaching of Talking Speech Therapy Home Program Helps Like a Cool Drink of Water. of and respect the learning challenges of others. Simplification and repetition is how I always had to approach learning myself, so I use the same methods when teaching others. Later on in this text, you will read about my “tying your shoes” approach to speech therapy. Perhaps my own learning style has contributed to my [...]

Free Speech Therapy Materials

Next, calibrate their bodily movements and gestures for “no.” Ask questions For Maximum Speaking Improvement Formulate a Team of More than One! that you know should get a “no” response and simultaneously observe the movement of the head, eyes, nose, and mouth. You should, after a number of “no” questions, begin to recognize a pattern for what a “no” looks like in automatic gestural or nonverbal communication. Beginning clinicians often set “yes” and “no” as the early goals of speech therapy. Most married couples will ask each other questions and know the answers [...]

Speech Therapy Methods Used To Help Stroke Patients

Calibration is the ability to judge by observation, specifically for repeated behaviors. In this conversation, it is a form of measurement to determine the PCD’s standard nonverbal responses to “yes” and “no.” If you want to calibrate a physical Yes/No response, you might ask someone ten questions to which you know the answers are unmistakably “yes”, such as: 􀁴􀀁 Is it morning? 􀁴􀀁 Is it Monday? 􀁴􀀁 Are you married? 􀁴􀀁 Do you live in a house? 􀁴􀀁 Are you a man? While you are asking these questions, observe the PCD’s facial and bodily responses [...]

Teaching of Talking Book Sample Page

!e Embedded Question for the Stimulation of the Single Words “Yes” and “No” !e first objective a clinician should have when beginning speech therapy with Expressive Aphasia those who have lost the ability to speak, or with those who are not speaking, is to determine the PCD’s ability to understand and use either nonverbal or verbal forms of the words “yes” and “no.” Many speech-language pathologists have difficulty with this concept because people with speaking difficulties may confuse “yes” and “no” when they listen to others or while they are speaking. However, I [...]

Teaching of Talking Book Exerpt

For the purpose of this chapter regarding the stimulation of speech and Aphasia Communication Tips language, we are going to assume that the person with whom you are working can say simple vowels and words if you give them a slow, clear example. In order for you to become an accomplished stimulator of speaking in !e Teaching of Talking method, you will become adept at utilizing questions to facilitate spoken single words. Remember, these words should be pronounced slowly and with distinct, full voice and volume so the PCD can hear the sounds [...]

Difference Between Aphasia, Stroke, Apraxia, Dysarthria

In speech therapy methodology, the more easily one can imitate what is For Maximum Speaking Improvement Formulate a Team of More than One! being said, the better the prognosis for improvement with stimulation. !erefore, if you find that the PCD is not able to imitate vowels (a, e, i, o, oo), consonants (p, b, m, w, s, t, d, n, l, sh, f, v, th, etc.), consonant-vowel combinations (bay, be, bye, boh, boo, may, me, my, mow, moo), or single words (hi, bye, yes, no, now, water, me, you), they may have a [...]

Use of Imitation in Speech Therapy

Imitation Start this imitation task by moving all of the structures of your mouth, tongue, For Maximum Speaking Improvement Formulate a Team of More than One! lips, or head in one specific movement. Let the PCD know that you want him or her to be a mirror image of you, to move exactly as you do and at the same time. !at is how dancers do it. !ey dance in synchrony, “as one.” You also want a setting where the PCD mirrors your face, mouth, lip, and tongue movements when the two of [...]