The field of speech-language pathology is certainly not new, but most individuals have limited insight into what the career entails.
Even though Aphasia Awareness Month (June) is over, research, advocacy, and diagnosis and treatment for people with aphasia (PWA) is ongoing. In our previous blog, we defined what it means to have aphasia; what causes it; how it impacts daily functions; and strategies to support PWA.
Earlier this spring, a social media posting about actor Bruce Willis yielded an outpouring of support from fans. The post, written by Willis' former wife Demi Moore, indicated that “...Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities..”. Moore went on to say that Willis would be stepping away from his career in acting as a result of the diagnosis.
Devon Brunson, MS, CCC-SLP
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