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How Long Does it Take to Recover from Aphasia?

by Dr. Mona Greenfield, Aphasia Expert
January 11, 2018

Question: How long is the recovery process for those affected by aphasia?

Answer: Progress can happen for a long time after diagnosis. Continued stimulation and speech-language/ cognitive therapy facilitate improvement. Neuroplasticity of the brain provides new pathways for damaged language areas and improvements in speech and language skills.

Dr. Mona Greenfield is a speech-language pathologist and clinical social worker. She has taught in many graduate programs in speech-language pathology, including NYU. For the past 13 years, she has blended her training in speech-language pathology and social work by founding and directing the Metropolitan Communication Associates and in her private practice.

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