A language disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate.


Aphasia is a condition that affects a person's ability to express and understand written and spoken language. It can occur suddenly after a stroke or head injury, or develop slowly from a growing brain tumor or disease.


Once the underlying cause is treated, the main treatment for aphasia is speech therapy.

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