Aphasia is a complex and often misunderstood condition that impacts a person’s ability to communicate effectively. It arises due to damage or injury to the brain’s language centers, affecting the production or comprehension of speech as well as the ability to read and write.

Aphasia. manifests in various forms, catagorized primarily as expressive aphasia, difficulty expressing thoughts and ideas) and receptive aphasia difficulty understanding spoken or written language) It commonly stem from stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, infections, or neurologenative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

The effects of aphasia, are diverse and individualized. Some individuals may struggle to find words or forms Sentences, while others might have difficulty understanding conversation. Reading and writing abilities can also be impaired, These challenges often lead to frustration, iso- lation, and a sense of loss.

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who hold bachelor or postgraduate degree, play a central role in the screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of persons with aphasia.

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