What is Aphasia?
A brain injury, such as a stroke, can damage the left side of the brain. This damage can cause aphasia.
If you have aphasia, it may be hard to:
People with aphasia are intelligent and know what they want to say
People with aphasia, often have other communication problems, such as
Weak speech muscles make speech sound slushy.
- Apraxia of Speech:
Problems making the movements needed for speech such as:
- starting the movement
- planning the movement
- getting the movements in the right order
Find out how the Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program can help.
Watch Living with Aphasia video
Watch the short video series "Voices of Aphasia" from the National Aphasia Association.
Interactive Aphasia Tutor
This tutorial aims to provide a solid reference point for caregivers and those who are interested in finding out more about aphasia. The Interactive Aphasia Tutor will give you information about aphasia, a sense of what it is like to have aphasia and helpful advice for dealing with persons with aphasia.
To view the Tutor, you will need the Macromedia Flash plug-in. If you do not have the plug-in you will be prompted to download and install it upon entering the Tutor.
To enter the Tutor, click on the graphic below.
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