Resuming Daily Life With Expressive Forms of Severe Aphasia: Observations of Adults Who Have Successfully Made Life Transitions and Clinical Implications Thirty years of observation of people attempting to restructure their daily lives following aphasia's onset reveals a small fraction who have not only made this transition well but claim discovery of certain life facets or domains that exceed pre-injury presence, function, or status. This article singles out commonalities among those ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2009
Resuming Daily Life With Expressive Forms of Severe Aphasia: Observations of Adults Who Have Successfully Made Life Transitions and Clinical Implications
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  • Jon G. Lyon
    Living With Aphasia, Inc., Mazomanie, WI
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Article   |   April 01, 2009
Resuming Daily Life With Expressive Forms of Severe Aphasia: Observations of Adults Who Have Successfully Made Life Transitions and Clinical Implications
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, April 2009, Vol. 19, 23-29. doi:10.1044/nnsld19.1.23
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, April 2009, Vol. 19, 23-29. doi:10.1044/nnsld19.1.23
Abstract

Thirty years of observation of people attempting to restructure their daily lives following aphasia's onset reveals a small fraction who have not only made this transition well but claim discovery of certain life facets or domains that exceed pre-injury presence, function, or status. This article singles out commonalities among those successful restorers of daily life in aphasia's wake and attempts to apply their lessons to our own therapeutic efforts to aid the larger percentage of individuals whose outcomes are less positive or desirable.

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