Aphasia

aphasia (əfā´zhə), language disturbance caused by a lesion of the brain, making an individual partially or totally impaired in his ability to speak, write, or comprehend the meaning of spoken or written words. It is distinguished from functional disorders such as stammering or stuttering, and from impaired speech due to physical defects in the organs used for speaking. Treatment consists of reeducation; the oral and lip-reading methods employed in the education of deaf and mute children have been found to be of assistance in therapy.

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Aphasia: Selected full-text books and articles

Aphasia: When Speaking Is Hard By Flaster, Karen American Nurse Today, Vol. 10, No. 12, December 2015
Aphasia Inside Out: Reflections on Communication Disability By Susie Parr; Judy Duchan; Carole Pound Open University Press, 2003
Conversation and Brain Damage By Charles Goodwin Oxford University Press, 2003
Empowering Individuals with Aphasia and Visual Impairments through Effective Communication By Labreche, Tammy; Szilva, Melinda; Plotkin, Ann Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, Vol. 110, No. 3, May-June 2016
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Talking about Aphasia: Living with Loss of Language after Stroke By Susie Parr; Sally Byng; Sue Gilpin; Chris Ireland Open University Press, 1997
Cognitive Treatments for Aphasia: Should We and Can We Help Attention and Working Memory Problems? By Murray, Laura L Journal of Medical Speech - Language Pathology, Vol. 12, No. 3, September 2004
Coping Resources, Perceived Stress, and Recent Life Experiences in Individuals with Aphasia By Laures-Gore, Jacqueline; Hamilton, Amy; Matheny, Kenneth Journal of Medical Speech - Language Pathology, Vol. 15, No. 4, December 2007
Application of Semantic Feature Analysis to Retrieval of Action Names in Aphasia By Wambaugh, Julie L.; Ferguson, Morelia Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, Vol. 44, No. 3, May-June 2007
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