Treating Aphasia Through Constraint-Induced Language Therapy
Many aphasia treatments encourage people with aphasia to use alternative means to get their message across. This might include gesturing, drawing, or using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.
Constraint-Induced Language Therapy (CILT) takes the opposite approach. CILT is an intense treatment choice for people who only want to work on speaking. It is also known as Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy. CILT requires the person with aphasia to communicate only by speaking. It does not allow any means of communicating other than verbally.