“Taking Control of Language Impairment

after Stroke and Brain Injury”

Recorded Training Series

This short series discusses common language impairments caused after a stroke and brain injury with speech therapy strategies to improve speaking and quality of life.

Produced and Recorded by Liz Patton, MS, CCC-SLP at Healthy Speech Solutions

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VIDEO Lecture 1: The Dividing Brain (The differences between the right and left side of the brain)

In this video, I discuss what it means to have a left or right side stroke or brain injury. Often doctors say, “You had a left side stroke” but families aren’t always aware what this means “to them.”

In this first video you will learn:

  • How the area of the brain impacted by stroke or brain injury impacts language abilities
  • Common language difficulties found in individuals after a LEFT or RIGHT side stroke or brain injury
  • Common language strengths found in individuals after a LEFT or RIGHT side stroke or brain injury
VIDEO Lecture 2: Understanding Broca's Aphasia (An explanation of word finding difficulties)

Do you or know someone who has a hard time producing grammatical sentences or remembering the word? The common complaint I hear is, “I know what I want to say but I can’t get it out.”

In this video, I discuss what Broca’s Aphasia is after a stroke or brain injury with a focus on what this means to YOU! This short lecture has been created for family members or individuals with Broca’s Aphasia.

In this video you will learn:

  • Understand basic anatomy/ physiology associated with Broca’s Aphasia
  • Learn common language difficulties found with Broca’s Aphasia
  • Learn common language strengths found with Broca’s Aphasia
VIDEO Lecture 3: Broca's Aphasia Word Finding Strategies (Part 1)

Do you or know someone who has a hard time producing grammatical sentences or remembering the word? The common complaint I hear is, “I know what I want to say but I can’t get it out.”

In this part 1 video, I discuss speech therapy strategies for family members or individuals who have Broca’s Aphasia after a stroke or brain injury.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to improve quality of life living with someone who has Broca’s Aphasia
  • How to improve communication abilities for someone who has Broca’s Aphasia

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies and are by no means designed to fix Broca’s Aphasia or replace speech therapy services.

VIDEO Lecture 4: Broca's Aphasia Word Finding Strategies (Part 2)

Do you or know someone who has a hard time producing grammatical sentences or remembering the word? The common complaint I hear is, “I know what I want to say but I can’t get it out.”

In this part 2 video, I discuss speech therapy strategies for family members or individuals who have Broca’s Aphasia after a stroke or brain injury.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to improve quality of life living with someone who has Broca’s Aphasia
  • How to improve communication abilities for someone who has Broca’s Aphasia

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies and are by no means designed to fix Broca’s Aphasia or replace speech therapy services.

VIDEO Lecture 5: Broca's Aphasia Word Finding Strategies (Part 3)

Do you or know someone who has a hard time producing grammatical sentences or remembering the word? The common complaint I hear is, “I know what I want to say but I can’t get it out.”

In this part 3 video, I discuss speech therapy strategies for family members or individuals who have Broca’s Aphasia after a stroke or brain injury.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to improve quality of life living with someone who has Broca’s Aphasia
  • How to improve communication abilities for someone who has Broca’s Aphasia

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies and are by no means designed to fix Broca’s Aphasia or replace speech therapy services.

VIDEO Lecture 6: Understanding Apraxia of Speech (An explanation of why sounds are discoordinated when speaking)

Do you or know someone who has a hard time getting sounds out when speaking? The common complaint I hear is, “I know what I want to say but the sounds in words aren’t coming out like they should” or “My wife can’t talk.”

In this video, I discuss what Apraxia of Speech is after a stroke or brain injury with a focus on what this means to YOU! This short lecture has been created for family members or individuals with Apraxia of Speech.

In this video you will learn:

  • Understand basic anatomy/ physiology associated with Apraxia of Speech
  • Learn common language difficulties found with Apraxia of Speech
  • Learn common language strengths found with Apraxia of Speech
VIDEO Lecture 7: Apraxia of Speech Communication Strategies

Do you or know someone who has a hard time getting sounds out when speaking? The common complaint I hear is, “I know what I want to say but the sounds in words aren’t coming out like they should” or “My wife can’t talk at all.”

In this video, I discuss speech therapy strategies for family members or individuals who have Apraxia of Speech after a stroke or brain injury.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to improve quality of life living with someone who has Apraxia of Speech
  • How to improve communication abilities for someone who has Apraxia of Speech

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies and are by no means designed to fix Apraxia of Speech or replace speech therapy services.

VIDEO Lecture 8: Understanding Dysarthria (An explanation of slurred speech)

Do you have or know someone with slurred speech?

In this video, I discuss what Dysarthria is after a stroke or brain injury with a focus on what this means to YOU! This short lecture has been created for family members or individuals with Dysarthria.

In this video you will learn:

  • Understand basic anatomy/ physiology associated with Dysarthria
  • Learn common language difficulties found with Dysarthria
  • Learn common language strengths found with Dysarthria
VIDEO Lecture 9: Dysarthria Speech Strategies

Do you have or know someone with slurred speech?

In this video, I discuss speech therapy strategies for family members or individuals who have Dysarthria (slurred speech) after a stroke or brain injury.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to improve quality of life living with someone who has Dysarthria
  • How to improve communication abilities for someone who has Dysarthria

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies and are by no means designed to fix Dysarthria or replace speech therapy services.

VIDEO Lecture 10: Understanding Wernicke's Aphasia (An explanation of why speech has made-up words mixed in normal speech.

Do you or know someone who speaks jibberish or made-up words that is difficult to understand but the person doesn’t realize their speech spoken is so difficult to understand? The common complaint I hear from family is, “I have a hard time understanding my husband talk and he gets so frustrated when I don’t understand him.”

In this video, I discuss what Wernicke’s Aphasia is after a stroke or brain injury with a focus on what this means to YOU! This short lecture has been created for family members or individuals with Wernicke’s Aphasia.

In this video you will learn:

  • Understand basic anatomy/physiology associated with Wernicke’s Aphasia
  • Learn common language difficulties found with Wernicke’s Aphasia
  • Learn common language strengths found with Wernicke’s Aphasia
VIDEO Lecture 11: Wernicke's Aphasia Communication Strategies

Do you or know someone who speaks jibberish or made-up words that is difficult to understand but the person doesn’t realize their speech spoken is so difficult to understand? The common complaint I hear from family is, “I have a hard time understanding my husband talk and he gets so frustrated when I don’t understand him.”

In this video, I discuss speech therapy strategies for family members or individuals who have Wernicke’s Aphasia after a stroke or brain injury.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to improve quality of life living with someone who has Wernicke’s Aphasia
  • How to improve communication abilities for someone who has Wernicke’s Aphasia
  • How to help someone with Wernicke’s Aphasia recognize when a communication breakdown occurs

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies and are by no means designed to fix Wernicke’s Aphasia or replace speech therapy services.

Liz Patton, MS, CCC-SLP

Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

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