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Aphasia

By Hidden Disabilities Sunflower 6th October 2021Invisible disabilities Share

Aphasia, also known as Dysphasia, is when a person has difficulty with their language or speech. it can be very mild, and sometimes can only affect one form of communication, such as reading or speaking, but it usually affects several aspects of communication at the same time. In its severest form, the person with aphasia may have very little, or no, speech and find it difficult to follow a simple conversation.

Aphasia is usually caused by damage to the left side of the brain (for example, after a stroke, trauma to the head, certain forms of dementia). It can present by itself or alongside other conditions, such as visual difficulties, mobility problems, limb weakness, and problems with memory or thinking skills.

The content on this page is provided solely for information purposes. If you think that you. or someone you care for, has aphasia, please seek further information.


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