A Mark Ittleman Review from a couple who have been learning the Teaching of Talking Method at The Houston Stroke Warrior Meetings during the last few months. It shows a mutual respect and a deep level of caring that is shared between therapist, caregiver, and person with the speaking difficulty. I hope this will inspire other caregivers and speech language pathologist professionals. This is why I wake up each morning and can’t wait to help someone in need.
THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY OF HAVING “ONE-ON-ONE” SESSIONS WITH YOU THESE PAST SATURDAYS.
THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN US ENOUGH TO INVEST YOUR TIME, EFFORTS, AND EXPERTISE IN OUR JOURNEY TO RECOVERY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT
THANK YOU FOR TEACHING US THAT, EVEN WITH LIMITATIONS AND CHALLENGES, WE CAN ENGAGE IN SIMPLE, MEANINGFUL, FUN, CONVERSATIONS.
THANK YOU TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL WIFE, FOR HER WILLINGNESS TO SHARE YOU WITH OTHERS IN ORDER TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOR THE BETTER.
THANK YOU FOR INSTILLING IN US A “CAN DO” ATTITUDE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LAUGHTER AND WINNING PERSONALITY.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING A LASTING IMPACT ON OUR LIVES.
WE WON’T EVER FORGET YOU!
FAIRY AND WILL
That is why therapists and speech language pathologists are training caregivers, family members and others to play a vital and significant role in the speech therapy and language recovery process and to learn what to do to help our loved ones speak.
The speech language pathologist can not and will not fix this problem since it is one that will take months or even years to significantly improve upon. The therapist and caregiver must learn the best methods to improve communication for the client, share them, and then allow the client to be stimulated at home by the caregiver or family member for as long as necessary.