After a stroke or neurological event, many individuals experience aphasia, which is a loss of language. This is treatable with speech/language therapy.
If you notice a change in the ability to get your words out, understand what is said to you, difficulty reading and or writing, you may be experiencing aphasia. At Botsford Hospital, we offer intensive outpatient therapy for this condition with highly-skilled speech pathologists.
After therapy, your problems should be significantly reduced enabling better communication in your daily activities.
Who can benefit?
Aphasia therapy may help if you:
About the evaluation
The evaluation will take about one hour and include:
Results and recommendations will be provided at the end of the evaluation
Please verify that your insurance will cover an aphasia evaluation before this appointment. Most insurance plans cover aphasia testing and treatment.
About the clinician
A team of licensed speech language pathologists, each with an additional Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, will conduct the aphasia evaluation and treatment.
To start aphasia therapy
Your physician can make an assessment and write a prescription for a speech therapist evaluation and treatment.