“Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage to the parts of the brain that contain language (typically in the left half of the brain). Individuals who experience damage to the right side of the brain may have additional difficulties beyond speech and language issues. Aphasia may causes difficulties in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, but does not affect intelligence. Individuals with aphasia may also have other problems, such as dysarthria, apraxia, or swallowing problems.” (ASHA, 2015).
Do you know someone with aphasia? Check out this video created by a speech-language pathologist. This video puts you in the “shoes” of an individual with aphasia and allows you to see the struggles they may encounter in their daily life.
Pamela Leibowitz MA CF-SLP TSSLD