Language disorder: Aphasia

By: Rana Gupta, Jan 05, 2013
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What is Aphasia?

Aphasia may affect a person’s ability to speak, understand, read or write.

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