Cristina, Erin’s Spanish teacher from San Jose, visited today. Erin took 2 years of Spanish from her at West Valley College in Saratoga, and also Erin and Steve took a Spanish Immersion weekend superivised by Cristina. When Cristina got ready to leave, I mentioned that I had not heard them speaking Spanish. With that, Erin just rattled off sentence after sentence of Spanish with comments from Cristina.
Clark’s son Jim is greatly improved. He is out of danger of a recurrent stroke and is speaking sentences, but like Erin, has trouble naming things. He hasn’t lost his sense of humor. Yesterday the speech therapist had him fill in the blanks. She said, “Open the ____.” He said, “window”. She said, “Close the ____.” He said, “door”. She said, “Sit on the ____.” He said, “toilet”. For those interested in medical terms, he has been officially diagnosed with anomic aphasia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anomic_aphasia
Barb, you are right. I am hearing about more medical terms than I ever dreamt of.