Reply To: Can expressive aphasia improve over time? I’m asking for my brother, he is 17 years old and he had his stroke on the 21st of August, the stroke affected his right side and the opposite side of his brain. so he can’t speak he uses gestures to respond and his right side is not working.

Anne Tillinghast

August is not very long ago! If possible, now is the time to work hard. Hopefully he has a speech therapist. Some survivors can sing, even if they cannot speak, so singing, or singing along to favorite recorded songs can be very helpful in helping the brain recover some speech. Remember that recovery continues to be possible in the following months and years.