Language disorders are commonly referred to as aphasia. The main symptoms of aphasia include difficulty in expressing oneself when speaking, trouble understanding speech, and difficulty with reading and writing. Because the ability to communicate with friends, family members and community members, is fundamental to maintaining a satisfactory quality of life for all human beings, aphasia is a very real concern for stroke survivors, their primary carers, family members and friends. And because many parts of the brain play essential roles in both the sending and receiving of both written and spoken messages, there are many possible ways in which a stroke may cause language disorders.

There are four types of aphasia described by the medical profession. More information about these types can be found by clicking on these buttons.





More general information about aphasia can be found by clicking on the links below.


Recovery from aphasia

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March 25, 2017