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Aphasia

Aphasia is a loss of language caused by a stroke, brain tumor or head injury in the left hemisphere of the brain. The person may lose complete or partial ability to talk, understand others, read or write. Deficits could range from severe to mild in some or all areas of language. Spoken words by the person maybe jumbled or the person may not remember a word even though he or she may know what they want to say. Communication becomes very frustrating and may lead to isolation and depression. It is important to remember that the person has not lost intelligence, but only the ability to communicate effectively. Visual deficits (hemianopsia) may also be noted on the same side as the paralysis (weakness). This may cause a person not to notice a person approaching on that side.

Lessons Include:

  • Auditory Comprehension

  • Oral Reading

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Verbal Expression

  • Written Expression