It is not rare that we receive emails from patients or caregivers that ask us to help find a support group or an aphasia therapy center near their home.
We do our best to direct them to one and we have build an online database that can be searched for free by entering a zipcode or a state. But in some areas there just aren’t many options.
An article from the City University London published earlier this summer described a study conducted at the university which showed that:
Speech therapy delivered remotely using video chat software applications such as Skype may be as effective as traditional face-to-face therapy, according to new research from City University London.
While face-to-face therapy may still have benefits and advantages to remote therapy, for those who don’t have a good aphasia therapy center or who can’t commute to one for financial or mobility reasons, a remote therapy provides much needed solution.