Updated: Nov 12
Aphasia is a language disorder that affects a person’s ability to understand and/or express language. There are different types of aphasia impacting receptive or expressive language in spoken and written modes. For example, someone with Broca’s Aphasia may understand how to bake an apple pie, know what an apple is, but have difficulty retrieving the word, “Apple”.
Peak Speech Therapy uses evidence-based treatment all while considering the person’s wishes, health, and unique situation when treating someone with aphasia. Therapy may include aspects of melodic intonation therapy, script-training, and augmentative communication (e.g., speech-generating devices).
In addition, Peak Speech Therapy can help get you or a loved one connected with local resources such as support groups or community choirs.