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Aphasia

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by McCoy K
 

Causes

Aphasia is caused by an injury to parts of the brain that are involved with language. The injury may be the result of:
  • Stroke , which is the most common cause
  • Severe blow to the head
  • Gunshot wound
  • Other traumatic head injury
  • Brain tumor
  • Brain infection
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Other brain conditions
Stroke
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RESOURCES

Brain Injury Association of America
http://www.biausa.org

National Aphasia Association
http://www.aphasia.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Aphasia Institute
http://www.aphasia.ca

Stroke Recovery Association of BC
http://strokerecoverybc.ca

 

References


Aphasia. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website. Available at: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/Aphasia. Accessed May 21, 2013.


Aphasia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated September 2, 2012. Accessed May 21, 2013.


Aphasia. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders website. Available at: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/pages/aphasia.aspx. Updated October 2008. Accessed May 21, 2013.

 

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