Need Adult Level Materials for Elderly Mom Recovering from a Stroke

by Pat Coyne
(Madison, WI USA)

My mom is almost 91. She had a stroke and she lost her ability to read. (Her speech and cognition was also significantly affected.) We have a speech therapist twice a week.

However, we are supplementing as much as we can and we would like to help her make the change from reading individual words to sentence to paragraphs ... to stories.

However, almost all materials have content that is appropriate for a child but not interesting to an adult. I tried to see if there were materials associated with teaching adults English as a Second Language, thinking that it would have materials with adult content, shorter and simpler words, that might be able to provide her increasingly challenging but more rewarding reading.

Is there a resource out there for these kinds of materials? Or do I need to write them?

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