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Communication Breakdown – How Aphasia Affects Language

June 3, 2020

From the National Institute of Health website

Language sets humans apart from other species. We use it constantly to tell each other what we feel, think, and need.

Losing the ability to communicate can be devastating. But that’s what happens in a condition called aphasia. Aphasia occurs when a part of the brain that helps process language is damaged.

The most common cause of aphasia is stroke. But a head injury, infection, brain tumor, and other brain disorders can also cause the condition. Almost 180,000 people in the U.S. develop aphasia every year.

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