Understanding the Challenge of Managing Aphasia
Most often, people who have aphasia will experience challenges both expressing and understanding language. The severity of the condition depends on the amount and location of damage to the brain and those differences make managing aphasia difficult.
Improvement is possible. There are many different options for treatment of people with aphasia. There is evidence that people with aphasia can continue to make significant gains several years after their stroke, surprising researchers and giving hope to the hundreds of thousands of stroke and brain-injury survivors.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) evaluate, diagnose and treat people with speech disorders, including aphasia. These professionals know the challenges of trying to communicate with someone who has a language disorder and can provide functional tips and techniques on how to communicate.