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Aphasia is a communication disorder caused by damage to the specific area of the brain that controls language expression and comprehension, and gets in the way of a person's ability to use or understand words.


Symptoms may include issues with: 

  • social development
  • academic performance
  • personal relationships
  • employment opportunities
  • self-sufficiency 

Causes may include: 


Treatment may include:

  • speech-language therapy
  • non-verbal communication therapies
  • speaking slowly and staying calm when talking
  • group therapy

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