Relearning Language Through Photography

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Jablo's photo called "Desire."
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More than five years ago, photographer Rachael Jablo developed chronic migraines. As a side effect of the medication she took to help treat those migraines, Jablo developed aphasia which caused her to lose her ability to remember language.

At first, she lost her ability to speak. Slowly, she was able to speak but could no longer remember certain words to identify simple objects or feelings. Eventually, she came up with the idea of using photography as a way to relearn language. In her new book, "My Days of Losing Words," Jablo displays the photographs that became her mnemonic devices. 

"I wanted there to be a progression from illness to health," Jablo says of her book. "This is the story of me getting better. And I wanted it to give hope to people."

Today Jablo joins The Takeaway to discuss how photography helped her to relearn language.

Rachael Jablo's photo called "Melting."
Rachael Jablo's photo called "Melting."
Rachael Jablo's photo called "Soup."
Rachael Jablo's photo called "Soup."
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