APHASIA – OVERVIEW AND TEACHING STRATEGIES

Wangchuck Tshering Pema

Abstract


Aphasia is an amalgamation of a speech and language disorders mainly produced by damage to the brain. Most often is caused by a cerebral vascular accident (CVA), which is also known as a stroke, aphasia can cause temporary and definitive impairments in speech and language. Other causes include brain tumours, traumatic brain injury, and progressive neurological disorders. The damage occurs typically in the left half of the brain. Individuals who experience damage to the right side of the brain may have additional difficulties beyond speech and language issues, like dysarthria, apraxia, or swallowing problems. Aphasia may causes difficulties in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, but does not affect intelligence.

 

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aphasia, speech and language disorder, teaching strategies

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