Aphasia Readers LLC

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Aphasia Readers LLC

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Downtown, Canton, GA, United States, 30114Anna Teal, Author/Owner404-913-9772

Aphasia Readers was created by the husband-and-wife team, Ryan and Anna Teal. Ryan had a massive stroke at the age of thirty-four, which left him with aphasia and apraxia. Throughout his recovery, the repetition of reading aloud seemed to be a tried-and-true form of speech practice with promising results. However, the only books available to practice on a simple level were children’s books. As an adult, reading these types of books felt a little demeaning. Although Ryan and Anna had many good laughs reading about “a trip to grandma’s house,” they quickly realized a need for simple, short readers with adult-themed content to support those in the aphasia community.After more than a year in the making and extensive collaboration with the renowned University of Michigan Aphasia Program at the University Center for Language and Literacy and input from top neurological teams, they finally wrote their first book of Aphasia Readers for adults. Their ultimate hope is to provide accessible and affordable supplementary speech practice tools for others in the aphasia community to help pave the way for a successful recovery. A portion of the proceeds from each book goes back into supporting aphasia awareness and helps others pay for much-needed intensive speech therapy.Aphasia Readers: Level 1 has six sessions for practice.Session 1: A Good MorningSession 2: Dressed To ImpressSession 3: PetsSession 4: A Walk in the ParkSession 5: Tech TalkSession 6: Ordering OutAll sessions include simple, functional phrases with icons placed above certain words to help with word retrieval. The reader can practice the dialogue by themselves or with a loved one. There are customizable sections and fun photos to write about at the end of each section to help with writing practice.  We've included a handy pocket on the back inside cover to store additional speech printouts or our fridge functional phrases that can be found on our website.