Have aphasia treated by a speech therapist

If you or a loved one has aphasia after a stroke or other brain injury, speech therapy can help restore or improve language and communication skills.

In our speech therapy practice in Düsseldorf, we have many years of experience in the treatment of aphasia in adults. Our goal is to help our patients regain their language and communication skills and enable them to be more independent and active in life again.

We diagnose and treat aphasia with individual therapy.

Effective treatment by speech therapists

Our experienced speech therapists use a variety of techniques and strategies to meet each patient’s needs. Treatments for aphasia include:

  • Speech Therapy: Exercises to improve language skills and vocabulary

  • Comprehension Exercises: Exercises that help the patient understand the language of others better

  • Writing and Reading Therapy: Exercises to improve writing and reading comprehension

  • Voice therapy: exercises to improve voice and intonation

  • AAC: Techniques to enhance communication, such as using symbols or pictorial representations.

We also work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as neurologists and occupational therapists, to ensure our patients receive the best possible care.

It is important to note that treating aphasia can be a long-term process and the length of treatment will depend on various factors such as the severity of the disorder and the patient’s progress. We customize treatment for each patient and work to ensure each patient achieves their goals.

If you or a loved one suffer from aphasia, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you regain your language and communication skills and to help you lead an active and fulfilling life again.

Child practices speaking in front of a mirror
Sprechapraxie Störung in Folge einer Hirnschädigung.

Characteristics of aphasia

Aphasia is a speech disorder caused by damage to the brain, such as a stroke. The symptoms and features of aphasia can vary depending on the type and severity of the brain injury, but in general the features of aphasia can include:

  • Difficulty understanding and using language: Difficulty understanding and expressing language is the main feature of aphasia. People may have trouble finding words, forming grammatically correct sentences, understanding the meaning of words and sentences, or even following simple instructions.

  • Difficulty reading: People may have difficulty reading and understanding written language, such as reading sentences or understanding text.

  • Writing difficulties: People may also have trouble writing words or sentences or recognizing letters and words.

  • Confusion of Words: Sufferers may have difficulty distinguishing between words that sound or look similar.

  • Difficulty pronunciation: People may have trouble pronouncing words correctly, which can result in slurred or unintelligible speech.

  • Difficulty formulating thoughts: Sufferers may have difficulty putting their thoughts into words or communicating ideas in a clear and understandable manner.

These traits can make day-to-day communication difficult and lead to frustration and isolation. However, early diagnosis and targeted speech therapy treatment can help relieve symptoms and restore or improve language and communication skills.

Duration of treatment of aphasia

The length of treatment for aphasia in adults depends on several factors, including the severity of the damage, the patient’s individual progression, and the type of speech therapy treatment.

As a rule, speech therapy treatment for aphasia lasts several months or even years. Treatment is often long-term and includes regular sessions with a speech therapist. Therapy may also include exercises and activities that the patient undertakes at home to support progress in speech rehabilitation.

The focus of speech therapy treatment for aphasia is to restore or improve the patient’s communication skills. To do this, the speech therapist can use various techniques and strategies, such as improving vocabulary, strengthening knowledge of grammar and improving pronunciation.

In some cases, complementary therapy may also be necessary, such as physiotherapy treatment of physical impairments that may occur as a result of the brain injury.

The duration of treatment can vary depending on the patient’s individual progress and is often a long-term process. Regular collaboration between the patient and the speech therapist is necessary to achieve the best possible results in language rehabilitation.

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