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What is Aphasia?

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:

 

TALK

 

 

 

 

 


LISTEN/UNDERSTAND OTHERS WHEN THEY SPEAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
READ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WRITE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


USE NUMBERS AND DO CALCULATIONS