You never know what knowledge there is in the stars!
You could possibly sit and think and have a puff of the pipe to wonder.......
Where did that big long stick dissappear to?
Remember, that stick is how the world rotates in circles!
I have been frustrated by this effect since the 16th of April 2012, my inner awakening after my Stroke.
I'm now 18 months down this path and I still have to work on it every day.
I know what to say, but will it come out to play with me?
You can't see what Aphasia looks like, you can't touch it.
This is another Hidden Disability that I own.
I could talk about this for some time, but here is Speakability Alphasia instead.
Aphasia is a life-disabling condition caused by damage to the language centres of the brain. Aphasia can be caused by a stroke, head injury, brain injury or other neurological condition.
- using numbers
- Choose a quiet place with few distractions if possible e.g. (background noise and more than one person speaking at once can make it very hard to follow a conversation).
- Gain and maintain eye contact before starting to speak. This will ensure that facial expressions and gestures will give a lot of clues about the message you are trying to get across, even if he/she finds the words hard to follow.
- Allow plenty of time for him/her to absorb what you have said and to make his/her response.
- Talk with a normal voice but at a slightly slower speed than usual.
- Give only one piece of information at a time.
- Use short sentences.
- Check you have both understood. Don't pretend you have understood when you haven't!
- Use familiar words and phrases.
- Make it clear if you are changing the subject.
- Have a pen and paper handy, as some people can read or write better than they can speak. Sometimes drawing the message or using other 'props' (pictures, photographs and real objects) can help.
- It is easier to answer questions with a "Yes" or "No" answer (closed questions) than questions that need a fuller answer (open questions). For example, "Do you want a cup of tea?" rather than, "What would you like to drink?"
- It is quite common for people with Aphasia to mix related words when they speak (such as 'yes' and 'no' or 'he' and 'she'). Sometimes it can help to use gestures (thumbs up or down) or point to a symbol (tick, cross, smiley face, unhappy face) to check the meaning.
- Avoid shouting, interrupting, patronising or ignoring the person with Aphasia. Many people with Aphasia have had the experience of being treated as "stupid", "drunk" or "mad", which makes living with a language impairment even harder to deal with.
I have been shouted at, well all of the above, tick, tick, tick to all.
Does that make me special? (I'm joking now!)
That saved me some typing minutes for painting, writing and excercising.
Why do I not have enough awakening hours for the 24hrs a day that we have.
My 10/20 minutes nap is occassionally 1 or 2hrs.
I thought; when doing these relaxing courses, I'm relaxed.
But they all totally exhaust me from the brain.
I shall carry on...... it's another school day again for me.
Shall I ever get up and tap dance or ballet like in my youth...........it's good to dream!