Rosella Regier, a client at the Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, recently collaborated with her husband Harold Regier, to publish a book about their journey with speech therapy. In the book they share about their positive experience working with graduate students and supervisors at the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic to gain better communication following a diagnosis of Aphasia, a language disorder.
Rosella and Harold have also created a technique called “Aphasia Friendly Readings” that is introduced in the book and includes scripts to assist individuals who would like to try the communication method. The technique is being researched in the Clinic by Dr. Erin O’Bryan, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and several clients have seen the benefits of this approach to increase conversation.
This book, a labor of love and source of inspiration, and is available to purchase on Amazon: