What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is the inability to understand others or express one’s self. A person with aphasia may have difficulties speaking, comprehending, reading, and/or writing. Aphasia typically is the result of a cerebrovascular accident (CVA or stroke) in the left hemisphere of the brain, but can also result from cancer, tumors, aneurysm, or other injuries.

Speech Therapy for Aphasia

Treatment will focus on rebuilding a person’s ability to communicate with instruction of compensatory strategies and/or alternative ways to communicate. Speech therapy will incorporate tasks targeting speech, language, reading, and writing.