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Friday, July 4, 2008

Brain injury can affect ability to communicate (Guam)

Aphasia affects about one in 250 people. However, most people have never heard of it until a family member or friend acquires aphasia.

Aphasia describes an impairment of the ability to communicate. The effects of aphasia may include a loss or reduction in ability to speak, comprehend, read and write, while intelligence sometimes remains intact.

Aphasics may have great difficulty finding a word that they might want to use in conversation, only speaking in single words when they used to speak in sentences, or sometimes speaking in jargon, which sounds like words and sentences....

5 comments:

Andrew Brereton said...

Aphasia in all its different forms is a lot more common than people think. Many people with brain injuries, which produce such phenomenon as cerebral palsy, also suffer a form of aphasia

Anonymous said...

Todd Marsh.

Anonymous said...

wow.... 1 in 250... that is a very large number of people...amazing..

Todd Marsh said...

Todd Marsh

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