“My loved one had a stroke and the therapists don’t speak English…”
When your loved one has a stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or other neurogenic speech or language disorder it can be devastating and you may not know which way to turn. You hear words like aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia. Doctors talk about memory loss, expressive and receptive language problems, cognitive problems, and executive function disorders. How do you make sense of all of this, and, more importantly, how does your loved one overcome these problems?
I will sit with you and discuss and explain everything I understand, and if there is something I don’t understand I will work to find the answer. My job is not only to help you or your loved one improve, but also to help you see your path ahead so we can walk that path together.
On that path you will find many doctors and other professionals who are focused on regaining basic function. While I can help you with this, my overall goal is not just to help you with basic functions but to help you soar past that and achieve the life you want again. I will work hard with you to redevelop all of your past skills and develop new ones so you can live a truly fulfilling and joyful life.
I don’t take the route many therapists take, with flash cards or other drill exercises. Instead, we will work together on things you care about. I can find a way to make anything you enjoy therapeutic, including reading books, making videos, writing books or articles, writing programs, or anything else you find passion in or want to learn.