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The current situation and issues of rehabilitation for aphasia in acute stroke Akiko Ohata 1 , Chiaki Yokota 1 1Department of Stroke Rehabilitation, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Keyword: 脳卒中 , 急性期 , 早期リハビリテーション , 失語症 , stroke , acute rehabilitation , aphasia pp.107-115
Published Date 2018/6/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001200175
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 Speech-language therapy for aphasia in patients with acute stroke should be initiated early after stroke onset as recommended for the rehabilitation in acute strokes. Short interviews for screening are used at the beginning in cases with consciousness disturbance or attention disorder. Speech-language-hearing therapist(SLHTs) should pay attention to whether or not patients become depressed or confused during speech and language assessment. The most important purpose of speech-language therapy in acute stroke is to look for the means of communication between patients and their families or other people, and to make a program policy for speech-language training thereafter. We present two actual cases of acute aphasia rehabilitation. The SLHT for acute stokes, as a specialist with whom patients meet first after the index stroke onset, plays essential roles for bringing out patients' initiative and motivation as well as for supporting patients and their families in their efforts to cope with difficulties caused by aphasia.


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