Having the courage to be competent: Persons and families living with aphasia

Robert C. Marshall

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This paper provides examples and illustrations of how aphasic people can and do demonstrate their competence in managing their lives despite chronic aphasia. It discusses a number of ways in which aphasic persons and their families can learn to live fully despite the intrusion of aphasia. Educational objectives: After reading this paper, participants should (1) have a more fully developed appreciation of what it means to live courageously with aphasia, (2) recognize the importance of developing a lifespan perspective following the onset of aphasia, and (3) better understand competence in aphasia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-152
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Communication Disorders
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002


  • Competence
  • Courage
  • Long-term perspective
  • Problem solving in aphasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN


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