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Aphasia: The Road To Recovery

Posted on May 12th, 2011 by kim

by Kim Keller

You know what I never realized about my mother?  She has tremendous courage and determination.  I never really saw it so clearly before, yet looking back I realize it was there all along.  My mom had a stroke in September of 2009.  It was sudden and it was shocking.  She was left with the challenge of aphasia, which is the impairment of any language modality.  Honestly, I never heard of aphasia before she had a stroke; now, it’s part of our family’s everyday language.  Specifically, she has trouble reading, writing, retrieving words, and understanding almost anything mathematical.

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