What is Aphasia?

Aphasia

Acquired difficulty in communication. A person with aphasia experiences trouble understanding and expressing information, because of changes in the brain.  Difficulties…

  • understanding what people say
  • understanding printed words and symbols
  • retrieving and saying words
  • expressing thoughts into sentences
  • spelling – whether writing or typing
  • gesturing, drawing

Most important of all:  speech therapy can help people with aphasia improve communication.