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What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder resulting from a stroke or brain injury that impairs a person's ability to process language but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia may cause difficulty with speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Common Symptoms May Include...


  • Can't think of the words you want to say

  • Often omit small words such as "is", "and" and "the"

  • Speak in short or incomplete sentences

  • Substitute one word for another

  • Say the wrong word

  • Switch sounds in words 


  • Difficulty understanding what others are saying in conversation

  • Needing more time to process and understand

  • Difficulty answering questions

  • Answer yes/no questions inconsistently


  • Difficulty reading single words or sentences

  • Having difficulty recognizing numbers or words. For example, it may be difficulty to tell time, count money, add or subtract. 


  • Trouble writing letters, words or sentences

  • Writing sentences with incorrect grammar

Our focus at TheraVolve Wellness Co. is on person centered care and the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia Therapy in order to target the communication areas that are meaningful to you and your loved ones.

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