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Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to the parts of the brain that contain language. Aphasia causes problems with any or all of the following: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Damage to the left side of the brain causes aphasia for most right-handers and about half of left-handers. Individuals who experience damage to the right side of the brain may have additional difficulties beyond speech and language.
Wikipedia has an excellent breakdown of the specifics at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia
After working with patients and families that deal with aphasia, I believe that there is not enough easily accessible information about this disease. To help fix this, specific types and treatments will be listed on this page in the future.
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