Sunday, September 26, 2010

Don't Park an Aphasic Person in front of the TV 24/7

I spoke with a person yesterday who wanted to purchase my Aphasia Therapy DVDs.  She told me it was for a family member because that person's caregiver parked the person with Aphasia in front of the television all day - everyday.  They didn't know what else to do. 

When you run out of insurance benefits, options for Aphasia therapy get harder to find.   You can go to my website and find DVDs that help with lower level expressive aphasia.  (Pardon the shameful plug for my therapy).  But, other options can get expensive. 

If you want to try something 'unscientific' and less expensive, I suggest going to your local Knowledge Tree and purchasing some resources.  Knowledge Tree is a store filled with resources for school age children.  If you have a little imagination, you can find some inexpensive items in the store that might help be of help for someone with aphasia.  Of course, you will have to do some work with the aphasic individual. 

But, please do not sit a person recovering from Aphasia in front of the television all day.  That stroke survivor needs stimulation in the form of conversation and interaction.

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