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Aphasia FAQs for the Rehabilitation Professional

Published:March 26, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.01.068
      Aphasia is a communication impairment that results from injury or damage to the left side of the brain. It may occur after a stroke, brain injury, or other neurologic condition. Aphasia refers to loss of language abilities. It can result in difficulty speaking, listening, reading, or writing. Many individuals also have difficulty repeating things spoken to them, although some people with aphasia can completely mimic utterances, leading those around them to assume greater language abilities than they have. The consequences of aphasia can be debilitating for the individual’s communication and ability to participate and enjoy life events (quality of life).
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