Aphasia is a disorder caused by damage to the parts of the brain that control language. It can make it hard for you to read, write and say what you mean to say. It is most common in adults who have had a stroke. Brain tumors, infections, injuries and dementia can also cause it. The type of problem you have and how bad it is depends on which part of your brain is damaged and how much damage there is.
There are four main types:
Expressive aphasia - you know what you want to say, but you have trouble saying or writing what you mean
Receptive aphasia - you hear the voice or see the print, but you can’t make sense of the words
Anomic aphasia - you have trouble using the correct word for objects, places or events
Global aphasia - you can’t speak, understand speech, read or write
Some people recover from aphasia without treatment. Most, however, need language therapy as soon as possible.
Chiropractic is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustment (World Federation of Chiropractic, 1999).
Chiropractors take an integrated and holistic approach to the health needs of their patients, considering physical, psychological and social factors. They provide care and support by reducing pain and disability and by restoring normal function to people with neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.
The Listening Program
The Listening Program is a music listening therapy, that provides engaging brain stimulation to improve performance in school, work and life.
Systematic training is provided through listening to psychoacoustically modified classical music which trains the brain to process sound more efficiently. This leads to improvements in:
Learning Listening Self Regulation
Attention Sensory Processing Musical Ability
Communication Social Engagement Brain Fitness
Reading Behaviour Daily Living
Children, teens, adults and seniors can use the program in the home, classroom or workplace. Completely portable and easy to use, The Listening Program fits easily into anyone’s schedule and only requires 15 to 30 minutes of daily listening.