Aphasia is a condition caused by a stroke which makes it difficult to speak and understand the speech of others.

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Title:How to Communicate With Someone Who Has Aphasia
Publisher Healing Arts Communications
Date/format  VHS
Available  Yes

24 Minutes
Aphasia is a major adult language disorder that impairs one’s ability to speak and comprehend what is said by others. Aphasia affects over one million people in the United States. Most often aphasia is a result of a stroke to the left side of the brain, which typically houses the language center.

This video defines aphasia and its effects. Techniques on communication developed by speech-language pathologists and others in the field of communication and speech disorders are included. Interviews with family members, people with aphasia, a communication expert, and a speech-language pathologist are featured, providing information about the challenges aphasia presents and how to meet them successfully.

Misc. Included with this program are the materials for one hour of continuing education if requested.