Aphasia Articles

What Is Aphasia?

The left hemisphere of the brain has different ‘language centers’ that are all connected to each other and to other parts of the brain. If these language centers developed normally but are damaged by a stroke or TBI, aphasia can result.
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What Is Anomic Aphasia?

We all have those moments in which we suddenly can’t find the word or name we want to say, especially as we get older.
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3 Myths about Online Aphasia Therapy

Finding a good aphasia therapist can be difficult in the best of times. COVID-19 has greatly limited access to aphasia therapy rehabilitation services, so many families are looking for other therapy options.
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6 Things Families with Aphasia Need to Know

Many families with aphasia have similar experiences after their diagnosis. It's likely 'aphasia' isn't something you had ever heard of, but now your life revolves around it.
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What is Global Aphasia?

Many people with aphasia may begin with a global aphasia. As the most severe type of aphasia, global aphasia affects all language areas—reading, writing, speaking, and understanding about equally.
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6 Tips to Help with Aphasia Caregiver Burnout

As the caregiver in a family with aphasia, you're probably pretty familiar with being the chauffeur, nurse, spouse, housekeeper, speech therapist, cheerleader, occupational therapist, appointment maker, cook and everything else that aphasia entails.
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Finding Help for Isolation in Aphasia

If you're a family with aphasia, you may not know any other families like yours.
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What does it mean to have Expressive or Receptive Aphasia?

Expressive, receptive and mixed aphasia are terms that get tossed around a lot in the hospital after the stroke or brain injury.
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What’s the difference between Aphasia and Apraxia?

Aphasia and apraxia are different disorders that usually have similar causes.
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Being the "therapist" with your aphasic loved one

“Do you work together well?” This is an important question I ask during orientation.
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