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Anomic Aphasia Exercises
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
What are anomic aphasia exercises?
Anomic aphasia exercises help when you or your loved one have trouble using correct words for people, places, or things. You or your loved one may also have trouble understanding written words. The following exercises may help improve using the correct words:
- Name body parts or objects in the room and have your loved one point to them.
- Name a word and have your loved one say a word meaning the opposite, for example, hot and cold.
- Have your loved one name objects in the room, such as chair, lamp, and picture.
- Name 3 things and have your loved one tell how they are alike. For example, tiger, giraffe, and lion are all animals.
- Describe an object and have your loved one name it. For example, the object is something used to cut paper, and the word is scissors.
- Have your loved one name as many items in a category as he can. For example, a category is fruit, and oranges, apples, and grapes are all fruit.
- Name words and have your loved one tell you what they mean.
- Give your loved one a word and have him write a sentence using it.
- Have your loved one do a crossword puzzle or word scramble.
- Have your loved one match a picture to a word.
When should I or my loved one follow up with a speech therapist?
Follow up with a speech therapist as directed. You and your loved one may need to return for regular visits. The speech therapist can make a treatment plan that is best for you or your loved one.
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