Aphasia is caused by damage to the
language centre in the brain
For right handed people language is usually stored in the left
However left handed peole may experience langugae difficulties
after a right
Aphasia can affect understanding, talking, reading and
This is because the same part of the brain is used for verbal
Aphasia, on it's own, does not affect
By Law (Mental Capacity Act 2005) all information must be
presented in an accessible format and all means possible taken
to support successful expression.
Aphasia affects you, your conversational partners and how
participate in your local community and everyday life.
Finding your way forward with Aphasia can feel overwhelming.
Your Speech and Langugae Therapist will explore how
asphaia impacts on your life and how to tackle the challenges
Find out more about Speech and Language service here
These strategies may help communication with
Take lots of time
Reduce background noise
Try writing or drawing
Communicating with Aphasia can be
Sometimes the best thing to do is STOP and try again later.
Feeling of frustration, anger, upset only make communicating
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community