Reply To: Aphasia and communication barriers?

Joyce Hoffman

I’m hard on myself. The pronunciation is never good enough. But when I look
back 13 years ago, and how I was speaking then, I know I’ve improved
greatly. Remember the word HOSE!–H stands for hydrate, O is for
overpronouce, S stands for speak slowly, and E is for speak on the exhale,
not on the inhale. It’s a good idea to have a speech therapist come once a
year or go for a class as part of what I like to call a tuneup.