What is aphasia?
Aphasia is when a person has difficulty with their language or speech. It’s usually caused by damage to the left side of the brain – for example, after a stroke. People with aphasia often have trouble with the 4 main ways people understand and use language: reading, listening, speaking, typing or writing.
What causes aphasia?
Aphasia can occur by itself or alongside other disorders such as visual difficulties, mobility problems, limb weakness or memory problems.
What are the symptoms of aphasia?
Speaking problems are perhaps the most obvious as often those affected make mistakes with the words they use. Although aphasia affects a person’s ability to communicate, it doesn’t affect their intelligence.