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.