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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:09 pm 
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I have found a trick that seems to work well for Jane's Aphasia (difficulty speaking), and hopefully will do so for others too.

Jane has mainly only been able give Yes/No (and mostly "Yes" regardless of the question) answers since the stroke a week or so ago. Last night I found that if I got her to close her eyes then she could repeat most words verbatim, after saying them a few times she then found them a lot easier to say with eyes open. There are two phrases that are now her favourites since last night "where's mine" (in reference to anything I might have) and "chocolate please" :)

I spoke to our oncologist when he was visiting this morning and he put it down to the lowering of "data" going through the brain by closing the eyes, enabling more function for the speech area.

Cheers,

Ross.


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