Aphasia research and pet therapy may soon have the opportunity to work together through a community group affiliated with our hospital…
What is Aphasia?
Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage or injury to language parts of the brain. It’s more common in older adults, particularly those who have had a stroke.
Aphasia gets in the way of a person’s ability to use or understand words. It does not impair the person’s intelligence. People who have aphasia may have difficulty speaking and finding the “right” words to complete their thoughts. They may also have problems understanding conversation, reading and comprehending written words, writing words, and using numbers.webMD
TAIL WAGGING TUTORS –
Tail wagging tutors, one of many literacy programs across the country, utilizes pet therapy for AAI (Animal Assisted Intervention) work.
Could pet therapy do the same with those suffering from Aphasia through reading?
Harley started pet therapy with Tail Wagging Tutors years ago…
Hopefully very soon, Speech Language Pathologists, Aphasia Research and Pet Therapy teams can work together and help those suffering in a similar manner – through reading.
I asked Harley to visit with my co-worker to see if he still had “the gift” when it came to listening attentively while someone reads to him.
Elated to say, he’s still got “it”…
Wordless Wednesday is a simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words.
But sometimes we break the rules #alittle – and use words #sshhh
It’s Wednesday – put your positive pants on ❤️
Steal a few minutes from your day, sit back and check out the creative geniuses behind this list of blog posts below.