Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stroke: Language Deficits

In last week’s blog, we discussed two speech deficits that can result from a stroke: dysarthria and apraxia. This week, we’ll discuss another stroke-induced communication deficit: aphasia. Unlike dysarthria and apraxia, aphasia is a disorder

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Strokes and Speech

Last week we discussed some of the signs that can precede a stroke. Unfortunately, many strokes are not caught before severe damage to the nervous system is incurred. Today we’ll talk about two of the speech disorders that can result … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

One of the most common causes of communication disabilities in adults are strokes and the neurological damage that follows. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted, either by a blockage or leak. In both cases, … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Last week we discussed Rett Syndrome, a rare developmental disorder which affects neurological functioning in children. In addition to being Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, October is also dedicated to raising awareness of another developmental disorder: Down Syndrome. One in every

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