Medical Speech Pathology

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Aphasia


 Aphasia 1 breeze block with lettering by Anne Jones 2007ASHA defines aphasia as follows:

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.

Please click on the above image to see the fantastic artwork of Anne Jones!

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2 comments on “Aphasia

  1. Kristin West, SLP
    April 2, 2016

    Do you have a reference for Aphasia in 50% of left handed people? Thanks

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