Letter from a user of the Teaching of Talking about how to stimulate speech in stroke patients.
I teared as I read your post about Bob, and how you are now using the techniques I wrote about in Teaching of Talking. By golly, you are getting it! And you are correct in the assumption that the beauty in the method is that you don’t have to sit down and do an hour of speech therapy with him. Also I can see that you are using the method intermittently throughout the day whenever the two of you are doing things together or when he wants or needs something. Keep up the great work, and have fun!
How to Stimulate Speech in Stroke Patients Made Easy and Fun
Just make sure you keep stimulating speech in almost every interaction, and making it easy and fun. If it is fun and easy, I do not think anyone with a communication difficulty, unless they are grouchy heads will mind speaking.
Thank you for sharing this inspiring story.
PS: There are some other cool methods in The Teaching of Talking Learn to Do Expert Speech Therapy at Home with Children and Adults. You May Want to Review: Please see the Alternative Choice method and the “I’ll tell you about me, if you tell me about you.” I think that will also be fun with Bob!
I love your writing, and dedication to Bob and sharing your opinion on how to stimulate speech in a victim of stroke with the world!………Mark