Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Dysphasia Home Care

Home care for aphasia may include:

  • Encourage communication in a person with aphasia:
    • Speech
    • Gestures
    • Pointing
    • Drawing
  • Aphasia support group
  • If necessary repeat the words or write down key words to clarify meaning.
  • Allow the person plenty of time to talk.
  • Ask for and value the opinion of the person with aphasia.
  • Avoid correcting the speech of someone with aphasia.
  • Include the person with aphasia in conversations.
  • Keep language simple by using short, uncomplicated sentences.

Dysphasia Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have aphasia and any of the following:

Continue to Dysphasia Outlook

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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