Aphasia after stroke
It is common to have communication problems after a stroke. Having a stroke may make it difficult to speak, understand what others are saying, and find the right words to use. This condition is known as aphasia.
Help for aphasia
Speech therapy is the most common treatment for aphasia. No two people experience aphasia in the same way. There are four types of aphasia. The type of aphasia is determined by the part of the brain that is damaged from the stroke.
- Expressive aphasia: You know what you want to say, but cannot find the words you need.
- Receptive aphasia: You hear someone talking or see the printed page but cannot make sense of the words
- Anomic or amnesia aphasia, the least severe form of aphasia, have difficulty in using the right names for objects, people, places, or events.
- Global aphasia: Stroke survivors with global aphasia cannot speak or understand speech, nor can they read or write.