Category Archives: Aphasia

Aphasia Awareness Month: Moving forward as a family

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month! In support of this campaign to raise public awareness about aphasia, our blogs in the month of June will deal with issues in aphasia: today we conclude our series by talking about how aphasia … Continue reading

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Aphasia Awareness Month: Three ways a speech-language pathologist can help!

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month! In support of this campaign to raise public awareness about aphasia, our blogs in the month of June will deal with issues in aphasia: today we focus on how speech-language pathologists help people with … Continue reading

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June is National Aphasia Awareness Month!

Did you know that 80,000 people are diagnosed with aphasia every year in the United States? By 2020, it’s estimated that up to 2,000,000 people in the United States will have aphasia. To raise public awareness of this disorder, each … Continue reading

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Aphasia Awareness Month: Alternative and Augmentative Communication

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month! In support of this campaign, Speech Associates of NY has dedicated one blog each week in the month of June to issues in aphasia. Today, we wrap up our series by talking about options … Continue reading

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Aphasia Awareness Month: How a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help!

Did you know that June is National Aphasia Awareness Month? Aphasia is a language disorder caused by neurological damage, like stroke and traumatic brain injury, that results in difficulty producing or understanding language. In support of Aphasia Awareness Month, Speech … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Communicating with a Person with Aphasia

Did you know that June is National Aphasia Awareness Month? Aphasia is a language disorder which affects the ability to produce or understand spoken or written language following a neurological injury. Aphasia is a disorder that can vary greatly from … Continue reading

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When should you see a Speech-Language Pathologist?

Many people have heard of speech-language pathology, but aren’t aware of the range of services that they offer. Speech-therapists don’t just work with people who stutter or children with speech impediments. Speech-language pathologists work with anyone who has difficulty with … Continue reading

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Stroke: Cognitive Deficits

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed some of the communication deficits that can arise from experiencing a stroke and how therapy with a speech-language pathologist can help. Today, we conclude our stroke series with one more type of stroke-induced … Continue reading

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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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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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