Aphasia, My World Alone (William Beaumont Hospital Series In Speech And Language Pathology)
Aphasia, My World Alone (William Beaumont Hospital Series in Speech and Language Pathology)
From the Introduction:
Sudden and unexpected loss of communication is a terrifying, dehumanizing experience that tears away at the essence of life itself.
For decades, speech and language pathologists have sought to better understand it. The term aphasia is used to generally describe a condition whereby speech and language skills are partially or totally lost. Aphasia is the result of damage to or disturbance of those areas in the brain responsible for speech and language functions.
A tremendous variety of specific impairments can occur to plague the individual with aphasia. Impairments of comprehension, reading disturbances, writing difficulties, and confusion with numerical
processes can accompany oral language problems such as word loss, loss of sentence structure, and confusion in utilizing word
forms. . .
To understand aphasia at this level alone is to miss the full nature of this terribly debilitating condition. For the effect that aphasia has on the person who must bear its consequences is a profound area of interest that is not always understood and. . . seldom considered. Aphasia, My
World Alone has been written to help open this often closed door. . .
Helen Wulf has put down on paper...