There are a number of other films dealing with speech pathology as well including "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "Rocket Science," "Regarding Henry" and " The Theory of Everything." I highly recommend all of them. Enjoy!
It’s hard to find good, accurate movies about Speech or rehab. Don’t think for a minute it’s because rehab is boring or has no drama! We could write a book! Guess Hollywood just hasn’t found us yet.
Daniela’s list is great! I would recommend you start with Kings Speech about overcoming stuttering and how devastating it can be. The Miracle Worker is a classic must see. I love Regarding Henry - Harrison Ford with a brain injury. The rehab scenes are pretty accurate. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is French but a great story about stroke. My Beautiful Broken Mind 2014 is also stroke and well done.
Just remember, it’s a movie, and they don’t get everything right and they can’t portray the long road and hard work our patients have to travel.
Speech therapy also works on swallowing problems in babies and after throat cancers or brain injury/stroke. They also work on cognitive skills like memory, sequencing, following directions, reading and comprehension. It is a varied field! Good Luck!
Beth recommends the following next steps:
In this link, you can find a good list of speech-language movies. So, grab the popcorn (and a box of tissues) and scroll down for eight amazing movies that are entertaining, thought-provoking, and in many cases, heart-rending:
Have a good time!