Aphasia is a term which means “loss of language”, and refers to all aspects of language loss. Persons with aphasia may have difficulty with making words and/or understanding words, reading, writing, recognizing objects, calculation, spelling, counting, telling time or gesturing.
There can be many levels of difficulty. Aphasia may interfere in only one aspect of communication, or it can affect all language abilities. Aphasia can occur in conjunction with other speech disorders, such as Dysarthria or Apraxia.
Dsyarthria is a group of speech disorders resulting from disturbances in muscular control: paralysis, weakness, slowness or incoordination of muscles that produce speech.
Apraxia is a motor-planning disorder caused by break downs in the ability to accurately control and sequence movements needed to produce speech sounds.
If you, or your loved one has had a stroke or injury to the brain, and are experiencing difficulties with any of the following, our skilled Speech-Language Pathologist can assist you in regaining ability to communicate functionally in your home and community.
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