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Language Disorders or Aphasia

Language disorders or aphasia may arise from damage to part of the brain responsible for understanding and using language. This could result from strokes, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), dementia, and brain tumours. Individuals with aphasia may have difficulties with:

  • Understanding others e.g. instructions, conversations
  • Expressing oneself, e.g. wants and needs, using appropriate vocabulary or correct
  • grammar
  • Reading and/or Writing