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Language Therapy

After a stroke or brain injury, many people are faced with aphasia. Aphasia is a disorder that affects language. It can affect some areas more than others (for example reading more than writing or speaking more than listening). Although language may be impaired, intelligence is not! Below are some features of various types of aphasia. A licensed speech language pathologist (SLP) can diagnose and treat these problems.

Verbal Expression

you or a loved one may:

  • feel like a word is on the "tip of your tongue" but you just can't think of it

  • say the wrong word (for example saying "door" when you mean "window" or "yes" when you mean "no")
  • say words that are not real (such as "flantrow" when you want to say "flower")
  • speak in single words or short phrases
  • be unable to speak at all


Auditory Comprehension (Listening)

you or a loved one may have difficulty:

  • following directions

  • following a conversation, story, or movie

Reading Comprehension

you or a loved one may have difficulty:

  • reading words, phrases, sentences, or paragraphs

  • recognizing common words

  • 'sounding out' words

  • interpreting written material such as coupons, menus, etc.

Written Expression

you or a loved on may:

  • be unable to write letters, words, or sentences

  • misspell commonly used words

  • leave out words or repeat words (such as "I went to the the store." or "I went to store."

Not sure if language therapy is right for you? Contact us for a free 15 minute consultation

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