Conversation is important

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. Aphasia is a condition that affects a person’s ability to effectively communicate. Leann Partlow-Doyle, a speech pathologist at Liberty Health Care Center, says when Aphasia patients are released from the hospital or from a rehab facility their recovery can still continue. She says social interaction is very important in that recovery.   Mrs. Partlow-Doyle says, even if the caretaker carries the conversation, the language exposer is beneficial for the Aphasia Patient. She says it is important that the caretaker pay attention to facial expressions, body language, sounds they make, or gestures. Mrs. Partlow-Doyle says understanding the actions from the person with Aphasia can help avoid social isolation. 

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