Aphasia is a disorder that affects your communication ability. It results from brain damage in the parts that affect how one processes language.


Aphasia occurs mainly from brain damage in the parts responsible for producing and processing language. For instance, it comes after a head injury, stroke, or brain surgery, which eventually develops into a brain tumor, neurological disorder, or brain infection. A damaged brain can again cause dysarthria, involving weak face and mouth muscles that slur your speech.

Signs and symptoms

  • Naming problems despite knowing how they are called; people, places, or objects.
  • Mixing words; instead of saying dog walker, they say wog dalker.
  • Trouble spelling and reading
  • Difficulty in understanding conversations
  • Inability to put words together properly to construct a sentence.
  • Inability to self-express
  • Trouble dealing with numbers or mathematics.


Aphasia treatment deals mainly through language and communication ability improvement. It may entail developing alternative communication methods. Rehabilitation includes exercises, such as writing, repeating words, and listening. Learners are taught body language with gestures and facial expressions. Digital devices, including tablets, computers, and smartphones, also help with sentence creation and speech generation apps.

Anastasia Filipenko

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