Wondering if our intensive aphasia treatment program can help your family with aphasia? Read stories about our graduates to see what we can accomplish together. These are actually typical results. Each case below has been selected to provide a variety of aphasia types, time post-stroke, client ages, and program levels.
Phil came to us at 8 months post-onset (after stroke) and stayed for a 6- week program. He and his lovely wife had been very frustrated with his therapy and with their inability to communicate with each other. Phil had been a very social person, and he could no longer participate in his favorite social activities because he had Wernicke’s aphasia.
Phil spoke fluently, but only 2% of what he said made any sense. The rest was made-up words and sounds.
After his program, Phil’s speech was approximately 80% intelligible (understandable), he ordered independently at restaurants for him and his wife. He also relearned how to send and revise coherent emails, order pizza online, and use writing and other methods of communication to supplement speech breakdowns. His wife rated a gain of 33% in social communication.
Quote from his wife—“This program is honestly 100% the best thing that has happened to us since my husband’s stroke.”
See his case study at Client10 below.
As a college student, Susan desperately wanted to return to college to get a degree. She’d had to stop her volunteer work, and her social network had collapsed.
Her speech was halting and effortful, and she had problems finding words. She also needed help with writing phrases/sentences, and her reading was slow and effortful. These are important skills necessary for college success.
After the program, her writing progressed to 80% accuracy, and she completed a 5-page mock term paper independently.
Her reading really improved–she read books with 95% accuracy in half the time!
Her speech fluency increased by 40% so that she could better express herself in less time. The best part–she did return to school the following year, completed her courses, went back to volunteer work and graduated!
Susan has an article in the MS Focus Magazine,read it here.
Unlike weight-loss commercials, these are typical results. These cases were chosen to represent a variety of ages, time since brain injury, length of session, and type of aphasia.
Read more intensive aphasia therapy outcomes below:
|Client||Age||Time Since Stroke||Type of Aphasia||Program|
|Client 1||33||6 months||Broca’s Aphasia with apraxia||6 week|
|Client 2||71||1 month||Global Aphasia with apraxia||6 week|
|Client 3||49||3 months||Anomic Aphasia||4 week|
|Client 4||54||11 months||Anomic Aphasia||6 weeks|
|Client 5||52||3 months||Anomic Aphasia||6 weeks|
|Client 6||32||10 months||Conduction Aphasia||6 weeks|
|Client 7||54||8 months||Anomic Aphasia||4 weeks|
|Client 8||58||1.5 years||Broca’s Aphasia severe apraxia||6 weeks|
|Client 9||47||14 years||Broca’s Aphasia||8 weeks|
|Client 10||65||8 months||Severe Wernicke’s Aphasia||6 weeks|
|Client 11||27||2.4 years||Broca’s Aphasia with apraxia||4 weeks|
|Client 12||73||1.5 years||Global Aphasia||6 weeks|
|Client 13||46||15 months||Severe Broca’s Aphasia||8 weeks|
|Client 14||75||6 years||Severe Broca’s Aphasia, tDCS treatment||6 weeks|
|Client 15||45||7 months||Severe Broca’s Aphasia, tDCS treatment||6 weeks|
|Client 16||65||3 years||Primary Progressive Aphasia, tDCS||4 weeks|
|Client 17||57||2.5 years||Conduction Aphasia , tDCS||6 weeks|
|Client 18||66||10 months||Severe Wernicke’s Aphasia||4 weeks|
|Client 19||45||14 months||Severe Global Aphasia, tDCS||8 weeks|