APHASIA is a language disorder which most often occurs after a stroke, particularly as a result of a left hemisphere stroke.
It may affect a person’s ability to speak, understand, read or write.
Clinical evidence and research indicate greatest improvement with intense and continuous treatment in the first 6 months to 1 year after the stroke.
Depending on the severity, improvement may still be observed after this critical period.
Rana Gupta is a speech-language pathologist with Aspire Speech Pathology service Halton Peel region and the GTA. Rana specializes in interdisciplinary and professional skills, pre-school & school age articulation, language andliteracy development, adult neurological swallowing disorders and adult neurologicalcommunication disorders. www.aspirespeechpathology.com