Aphasia is a broad-spectrum disorder that can manifest in several ways. There are several distinct and well-defined impairments that frequently overlap depending on the type of aphasia the individual has, as well as the severity of it. As a result, no two individuals with aphasia are completely alike.
One of the most common impairments occurs with spoken language where an individual may have difficulty speaking. However, aphasia can also affect language comprehension, written expression, and reading comprehension.
No matter what symptoms a person presents, it’s important things to remember that aphasia does NOT affect intellect. Here are the most common symptoms that persons with aphasia present.