Aphasia - Symptom, Causes, Treatment of Aphasia
Aphasia can be
as the in ability, or impairment, of the
to talk, or failure to
the meaning, of words.
as the result of a stroke or head injury, but it may also
tardily, as in the case of a brain tumor. The disorder
both the expression and understanding of language as well as reading and writing.
from damage to the language centres in the
side, of the brain,
by stroke, tumour, injury or degeneratian.
Aphasia may produce with speech disorders such as dysarthria or apraxia of speech, which also
from brain damage.
Sufferers from same types, of aphasia
what they want to say, but can only
a jumble, of
(though clearly articulated) words, called a word salad.
types result in
camprehension, of spoken and written words and incapacity to form sentences.
Sign and Symptoms of Aphasia
Here is the list of
sign and symptoms of Aphasia :
- Communicate in short abbreviated sentences
- Talk in sentences which don't make sense
- Make up words
- Not comprehend
- Interpret figurative language literally
- Write sentences which don't
Causes of Aphasia
Aphasia is, in
the blockage or
of a blood vessel in the brain,
Men and women are
involved. Occasionally the disease is due to
brain injury or stroke.
appears when, for
reason, blood is
to reach a part of the brain. Other type of this disorder is
Broca's aphasia which may
the frontal lobe of your brain and the
omit small words such as "is," "and," and "the."
Aphasia Treatment Methods
Aphasia treatment is by
speech therapy. In
after the onset of aphasia do best. Some
from stroke, or head injury.
the amount of improvement include the reason of the brain damage, the area of the brain which was
broken, the extent of the injury, and the person's
People with non-fluent aphasia have
communicating orally and in writing. This type of aphasia is also known as motor, anterior, or Broca's aphasia.
Treatment may be
or group settings. Individual therapy
of the person. Group therapy
the opportunity to
new communication skills in a
Types of Aphasia
- Pure Word Deafness (all understanding impaired, but
- Conduction Aphasia (speech, writing and silent reading intact, but repetition, reading aloud and dictation impaired).
- Apraxia Which is now
deliberated a separate disorder in itself.
- Transcortical Motor Aphasia (Understanding of speech, writing, repetition and reading intact, but impaired voluntary speech and writing).
- Transcortical Sensory Aphasia,(Impaired comprehension of speech and writing, but writing, reading aloud and speech spared).