APHASIA (Uh-Fay-Zhuh) is a result of a STROKE or BRAIN INJURY, and affects a person's ability to communicate. It is important to remember that you are still a competent adult, you know what you want to say, you can make your own decisions and you are not deaf.
Aphasia usually comes on suddenly from a stroke or brain injury. But in rare cases it may develop gradually. This is called Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA).
If you have aphasia, you may find it hard to:
LISTEN/UNDERSTAND OTHERS WHEN THEY SPEAK
USE NUMBERS AND DO CALCULATIONS