Symptoms of Aphasia

According to the American Brain Foundation, 2 million people in the U.S Suffer from Aphasia. This condition primarily affects the brain’s language processing functions; signs can include sudden or gradually increasing difficulty with written or verbal communication. Aphasia symptoms may include:
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Struggling to recall specific words
  • Difficulty writing
  • Specific modes of communication impaired while others remain intact
  • Difficulty reading
  • Difficulty comprehending speech

Aphasia Risk Factors

Aphasia condition commonly occurs for someone after damages to the brain. The risk factors include:
  • Head Trauma / Injury
  • Stroke
  • Brain Tumor
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cerebral hypoxia
  • Alzheimer's
  • Radiation / Chemotherapy
  • Brain Inflammation (Encephalitis)

Types of Aphasia Treatment 

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Speech Generating Devices

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At Lincare AAC, we know living with speech disorders can be isolating, which is why we are committed to helping you gain the power to communicate and connect. We use highly customizable speech-generating devices to help with communication issues caused by congenital conditions, developmental delays, acquired diseases, or injuries.

How We Can Help

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