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Aphasia

Aphasia

What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is a language disorder resulting from an injury to the brain, most typically seen in individuals who have had strokes, brain tumors, or traumatic brain injuries. People with aphasia can have difficulty with one or more of the following skills: expressing and/or understanding spoken language; writing; understanding written language. Aphasia is typically named after the type of difficulties seen in language and/or where the injury to the brain occurred.

 

Speech Therapy for Aphasia

A speech-language pathologist works with patients to screen, assess, diagnose, and treat individuals with aphasia. Treatment can sometimes include family members, friends, or others who support the individual with aphasia. Treatment focuses on rebuilding the language skills to support the individual so they can participate to the best of their ability in communication activities.

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