What is Aphasia

Many Stroke Survivors experience some kind of language impairment. As speech therapists this is one of the areas we address with our patients. Tamlyn Laubscher (Speech Therapist) and myself have put this together to help explain what this condition is:  What is aphasia? Aphasia is a term used to describe a communication disorder that results from … Continue reading What is Aphasia

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Neuropsychology Intervention Following a Stroke

At our June Stroke Support Group we were joined by the lovely Michelle Jackson, a neuropsychologist. She led a discussion around her role in stroke rehabilitation. This is what she had to share: "Neuropsychological rehabilitation is the ongoing treatment of those who have suffered a stroke, or any kind of neurological injury to the brain. … Continue reading Neuropsychology Intervention Following a Stroke

How Caregivers can help their autistic child with communication development, play and behaviour

  Tips for talking to your child during play: Talk to your child at the level that they can talk – if your child can only say one word at a time, do not talk too much – use one or two words to talk back. Be excited and fun when you talk to them … Continue reading How Caregivers can help their autistic child with communication development, play and behaviour

WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER?

    Autism Spectrum Disorder, also referred to simply as “autism”, is a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder. This means it is a disorder that affects brain development. Early signs of autism are typically present before the age of 3. A definitive cause of autism remains unknown, however there is ongoing research to attempt to establish causal … Continue reading WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER?