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Wed, 28 Sep 2022 18:21:46 +0000
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Contact Chris Boynton at MSL Outreach Services to ask about outfitting this woman with talking books. He's at chris.boynton@maine .gov . Deb

Deborah Clark
Maine State Library
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Subject: [MELIBS-L] literacy help adult with aphasia -audiobook access

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Good afternoon,

My patron had a stroke which left her with aphasia. She has minimal
speech difficulty, but now has a hard time finding the right words and
labeling items, and is basically unable to read. She seems well on her
way to recovery, past the preschool phase and is moving on to grade 2
and 3 workbooks from school zone, which she started with her OT.
Androscoggin Home Health has someone working with her.

Being a preschool teacher for 25 years has given me some background but
this is different. I could use suggestions for a quick way to access
audiobooks for her now. She does not have a CD player but is willing to
get one; has a basic smart phone but not confident she can use
cloudLibrary...will try that next time.

Could I borrow playaways? I have not used them and am sure there are
other ways for people to listen to books. I have much to learn in this
department. Any other suggestions?

Thank you!


Andrea DeBiase
Library Director
Carrabassett Valley Public Library
3209 Carrabassett Dr #3
Carrabassett Valley   ME  04947
PHONE: 207-237-3535

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. ~Jorge Luis Borges