Self-Healing Language Disorder After TBI
Survivors of TBI with left-sided brain damage often experience problems with language such as difficulty making intelligible speech sounds and difficulty forming proper words from those sounds. Depending on insurance coverage it may be possible to accelerate recovery through visits to a speech therapist. Is there anything you can do on your own to activate your speech center and prompt it to rewire in a healthy way? The answer is yes.
Having heard many success stories I can say that a quirky and creative trial-and-error technique is useful. Some people who can barely form a sentence find they can sing along to music from their teen years. Some people who can barely form a sentence find they can speak with complete intelligibility when they use a foreign accent. Others make progress through making funny sounds like a frog, an owl, a fog horn or an explosion. Keep experimenting. The more you play with sounds and language the easier speaking will become.