Thursday, August 18, 2011

Struggling with language

"Frustrating" is a charitable term describing how people going through aphasia can feel. A story, not long ago, about one man's struggle. ...

Local resident shares recovery story:

After the stroke, he was unable to speak. Hours after he was admitted to the hospital, Cariveau was diagnosed with aphasia, a language impairment affecting his ability to communicate. ...

Dr. Joanne Pierson, associate director of the University of Michigan Aphasia Program, said this language disorder can be very frustrating for patients.

“Language encompasses so much that we do,” she said. “Imagine not being able to express your needs.”

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