Communicating with someone with aphasiaStroke - aphasia; Speech and language disorder - aphasia
Aphasia is loss of the ability to understand or express spoken or written language. It commonly occurs after strokes or traumatic brain injuries. It can also occur in people with brain tumors or degenerative diseases that affect the language areas of the brain.
Use the tips below for improving communication with someone who has aphasia.
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